1st Friday: Celebrating Inspirational Women on the Web

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This the fourth of a monthly series in which I’m sharing the work of women on the web who inspire and motivate me.  Maybe they’ll do the same for you.

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“Creating mandalas is much more than making pretty pictures.
Making mandalas is a deeply relaxing and healing practice.”

Kathryn Costa

The Sun is in Pisces, the sign of compassion, imagination, mysticism, and spirituality. A perfect time to honor the meditative practice of mandala making.

I LOVE mandalas and have been creating them since the early 1980’s when I began hand drawing astrology charts. There were even a few years in the late 80’s and early 90’s that I painted and sold colorful abstract mandala interpretations of astrology charts.

The Zodiac Arts website has posted monthly mandalas to download and color and  featured a Mandala Gallery, along with a very short list of online Mandala resources since 1996. At that time Clare Goodwin was the one and only “go to” source for mandala information on the web.

A lot has changed in the last 20 years, with a multitude of mandala artists, coloring books, and online information. However, at 100 Mandalas.com, Kathryn offers the crème de la crème with a variety of resources including inspiration for your mandala practice, “how to” videos, and free coloring books.

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I was originally introduced to Kathryn’s work in 2007 via a Yahoo Group, hosted by Cheryl Finley of The Mandala Oasis. I’ve followed Kathryn’s blogs, True North Arts and Collage Diva, where her posts and workshops inspired my art journaling practice. It has been more than delightful to see her work evolve into 100 Mandalas.com.

Our own Mandala journalist, Lynn Keefer, is engaged in the 100 Mandala Challenge and participated in the 100 Mandala’s Inspired Year Mandala Retreat at the beginning of this year and will attest to Kathryn’s ability as a guide and facilitator.

This spring  her book, The Mandala Guidebook, is being published and she is opening a sharing circle called the 100 Mandalas Community.

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I encourage you to check out Kathryn’s offerings at 100 Mandalas.com, buy her book and join the 100 Mandalas Community.

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