Combine mandalas and circles with tangled art and coloring for a soothing exercise in creativity and peace.
The third interactive coloring book from Jane Monk, author of the international bestselling Tangled Art series, Tangled Circles and Mandalas is all about exploring these beautiful, mystical shapes and designs, which can take artists and coloring enthusiasts to the heart of meditative creativity, relaxation, and peace. The word mandala in Sanskrit means "circle," which is associated with the concepts of wholeness, unity, harmony, family, community, and the cycle of life. Mandala experts believe that these circles help practitioners focus inwardly, on the spiritual world.
In addition to a brief overview of mandalas and circular patterns and the symmetry in sacred geometry, the book gives a summary of the tools and techniques needed to create and color unique and dimensional shapes and patterns. Coloring can provide a soothing and enjoyable pastime for people of any age. Unlike painting, you don't need to have the skills of an artist to create a masterpiece. The subject matter â?" mandalas and circles â?" provides even more opportunity for creativity, inspiration, and serenity. Reduce stress levels, elevate focus, and arrive at a sense of well-being.
The low-stress technique and minimal material requirements make tangling easy to try and easy for people to succeed with. The 52 illustrations include 32 circles and mandalas to complete and color with tangle and other patterns, plus 20 starter illustrations for creating your own circles and mandala art.
Jane Monk lives in Tasmania, Australia. She is a self-taught artist who has been drawing since she was a young girl, inspired by the beauty in all things in the natural and man-made worlds. Patterns and repetition, and the sometimes quirky and different, are what inspire her work.
An award-winning machine quilter, Jane quilts professionally for others through her business, Jane Monk Studio. In 2010 Jane became a certified Zentangle teacher and combines her love of Zentangle and quilting by bringing these two complementary mediums together. She has designed quilt patterns for publication in quilting magazines and produced a DVD showcasing the basics of Zentangle and quilting. She has taught numerous classes in Zentangle, quilting, free-motion stitching, making journal covers, and doll making. More information on Jane can be found at her website: www.janemonkstudio.com.