Creating Personal Mandalas: Story Circle Techniques in Watercolor and Mixed Media

Cassia Cogger

Creating Personal Mandalas: Story Circle Techniques in Watercolor and Mixed Media
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Creating Personal Mandalas: Story Circle Techniques in Watercolor and Mixed Media

Cassia Cogger

Relax your spirit and reconnect to your authentic voice. Discover the simple magic and mystery that awaits you when you express yourself within the safe space of a circle. In Creating Personal Mandalas, you’ll see how this most basic of shapes can open your heart and always leads you back to your center. In each of the 10 chapters, you’ll explore two soul-expressing mandala exercises, facts and history on featured symbols, insights for using the confines of the circle for personal and visual storytelling, as well as inspiring art and reflections from contributing guest artists. 20 exploratory step-by-step mandala exercises–each an opportunity for new self-exploration, beginning with tips on establishing the right mindset Interesting facts about symbols and sacred geometry, including suggestions for using them in your mandala projects Practical art-making direction on the elements of design, watercolour tips, composition prompts, seeing colour as a storytelling element and more Use Creating Personal Mandalas to start expressing your life stories with the infinite possibilities of the circle. AUTHOR: Cassia Cogger is an artist/mother/yogi who received her BA in art history and studio arts from the University of Colorado in Boulder and studied several years at the renowned Art Students League in New York City. She also is a certified yoga instructor. Her work has been featured at the National Academy Museum of Design in NYC, twice in American Artist Watercolor Magazine and in a host of regional galleries and private collections. She loves to teach and can be found guiding students in art, yoga and self-discovery, both online and in person throughout the United States. SELLING POINTS: Goes beyond drawing symmetrical, kaleidoscope mandalas to create work with more personal symbolism through imagery, color and theme of expression. Readers will learn watercolor techniques–a favored medium for the mixed-media artist. Readers enjoy books with mixed-media projects aimed at increasing self-awareness. Books focusing on the meditative arts are seeing much success in the category of mandalas.

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