Author: McNeill CZT, Suzanne
Brand: Design Originals
- ISBN: 978-1-57421-696-7.
- 52 pages.
- The circle of a mandala represents wholeness and unity.
- Mandalas are used to connect the spirit, offering symbols found in nature, helping discover the
- Authored by Suzanne McNeill.
Number Of Pages: 48
Release Date: 01-08-2011
Details: Product Description Explore the ancient teachings of the mandala through the process of Zentangle! Inside Zen Mandalas, you'll find instruction on making a mandala and snowflake mandala, making mandalas with a stencil, geometic mandalas, shading, symbolism, and adding color to mandalas. Also included are 60 different tangles, with visual step-by-step instructions to create each, plus variations. Beautiful finished examples from Suzanne McNeill and other CZTs are peppered throughout the book to inspire your creativity. You'll also find helpful hints and bonus border tangles to add a little extra decoration to your finished mandala. Mandalas connect the spirit, offering symbols found in nature while helping to discover the inner self and acquire a sense of wonder and inspiration. The circle of a mandala represents wholeness and unity. Zentangle is a relaxing process which brings the mind and spirit into focus through the repetition of simple shapes. Zentangle is very personal and requires no artistic training. The underlying philosophy of the mandala expands the message in your drawings as you investigate your feelings and discover your hidden potential. Gently appreciate the uniqueness of your experience in the world as you create beautiful drawings that reflect your vision, and discover the infinite possibilities that spring from inner peace and creativity. The process of Zentangle helps anyone get in touch with life. It opens your awareness to new ideas, helps you solve problems, calms the soul, and fosters your creative spirit. Review Explore the ancient teachings of the mandala through the process of Zentangle. Includes 60 new tangles, and amazingly beautiful circles to inspire all crafters. Zen Mandalas - Sacred Circles Inspired by Zentangle "explores the ancient teachings of the mandala through the process of Zentangle". Of the 4 new Design Originals books that just hit the bookshelves Zen Mandalas is far and away my personal favorite. Suzanne McNeill did a superb job of creating a mini-course in all you could want to know about mandalas. Her illustrations along with those of CZTs Margaret Bremner and Carole Ohl are beautiful and inspiring. I learned so much about mandalas and their symbolism and meanings from this book and I'm totally inspired to create some of my own. Zen Mandalas is an 8 x 8-inch, 52-page (including covers) softcover book that includes 60 tangles with step-by-step illustrations, "and everything a beginner needs to start making beautiful mandalas." The "Zen in Mandalas" section sets up the content that follows by summarizing and explaining the qualities mandalas represent - sacred circles, center of life, expanding life, symmetry, balance, relaxation, meditative, focus. From there, the book proceeds into the following sections: Getting Started - the Zentangle basics of supplies, border, string and tangles, and shading to add dimension Snowflake Mandalas - how to cut snowflake mandalas, by CZT Carole Ohl, with Carole's inspiring black and white mandalas Color Mandalas - by CZT Margaret Bremner, with Margaret's beautiful colorful mandalas Templates and Geometric Mandalas - how to create mandalas with stencils, or a compass Symbolism and the Color Wheel - the meaning of common mandala symbols, and the meaning of color and combinations Adding Colors - a "collection of generally accepted meanings of color", with a variety of colorful mandalas by Suzanne McNeill using various media - watercolors, colored pencils, chalk, colored pens, etc. - and tips for each Tangle Patterns - arranged in groups by variations of circles, grids, wavy lines, parallel lines, leaves and shapes These next chapters contain examples of each theme with explanations of related colors and numeric symbolism: Yin-Yang - how to make a 2-section mandala with a protractor, symbolism of the number 2 Planet Earth - how to make a 3-section mandala with a protractor, symbolism of the number 3 Sun and Compass - how to make a 4-section mand
Package Dimensions: 8.3 x 8.3 x 0.0 inches