Today’s tutorial by mandalanomadess is “Making Art with Nature, Acorn and Oak Leaf Mandala.” Here is what she has to say about this video:
“Today I ventured out not planning to make a mandala necessarily, but feeling the impulse to go “nature paint shopping” with the various temptations of fall leaves and acorns covering the oak forest landscape where I am presently located.”
Enjoy this example of using natural materials to create mandalas.
Making Art with Nature, Acorn and Oak Leaf Mandala by mandalanomadess
To learn more about these nature mandalas go to:
http://www.mandalanomadess.com – Mandala Nomadess is a “nomadic mandala maker” creating mandala art using natural objects found in nature as her art medium. This is meditation, playtime and art all rolled into one… traveling to the ocean, forests, deserts and rivers of California, making mandalas and loving planet earth one mandala at a time.
According to TED.com: “Hannah Brencher’s mother always wrote her letters. So when she felt herself bottom into depression after college, she did what felt natural — she wrote love letters and left them for strangers to find. The act has become a global initiative, The World Needs More Love Letters, which rushes handwritten letters to those in need of a boost.”
“Hannah Brechner has always loved that her family communicates via handwritten letters. In October of 2010, she began writing love letters intended for strangers and tucking them away in libraries and cafes across New York City, for people to randomly discover. Soon, she offered on her blog HannahBrencher.com to write a letter to anyone who needed one. Over the next year, she mailed out more than 400 hand-penned letters. Today she runs The World Needs More Love Letters, a letter exchange dedicated to connecting strangers across the globe through the art of letter writing.”
“In addition, Brencher works as a copywriter and creative consultant, helping brands inject human touches into their communications plans.”
Hannah Brencher: Love letters to strangers
For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”