Mandala Monday – Free Mandalas to Color by WelshPixie

Today I’ve got more mandalas to color, this time made by WelshPixie who posts on boredpanda.com. Here is what she says about her mandalas:

“For the mandalas, I draw patterns and scan them onto the computer. I use Photoshop to flip and copy them into a full circle, so that the patterns repeat almost perfectly.

For the doodles, I draw straight onto paper with black ink pens, and let the imagination flow. I don’t start with any pre-conceived ideas, I just draw a central shape and then build up shapes and patterns around it. I use a thicker 0.5mm pen for the main shapes, and then fill in detail with a finer 0.3mm nib. The doodling itself is just as relaxing as the coloring-in afterwards!

I provide the full-size files for free download, all at 600DPI and high resolution for high printing quality so that anyone can download, print and color my art for free, and hopefully find it as relaxing as I do.”

Here are three examples of her work:

BoredPanda WelshPixie 1 BoredPanda WelshPixie 2 BoredPanda WelshPixie 3

You can find large images high resolution copies of these and other mandalas, ready to print and color at: http://www.boredpanda.com/beautiful-detailed-line-art-free-to-print-and-colour/

Enjoy!

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

 

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TED Talk Thursday – A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels by Monica Araya

According to TED.com : “How do we build a society without fossil fuels? Using her native Costa Rica as an example of positive action on environmental protection and renewables, climate advocate Monica Araya outlines a bold vision for a world committed to clean energy in all sectors.”

“Monica Araya is the founder and director of Costa Rica Limpia (Spanish for “clean”), a citizen group that promotes clean energy. Costa Rica Limpia tracks governmental pledges on key issues such as renewable energy and public transport investment, and it hosts citizen consultations to give visibility to people’s preferences on these topics. Araya is also the founder of Nivela, an international thought leadership group that advances narratives on development and climate responsibility by combining senior and millennial perspectives from emerging economies.”

“After earning a master’s in economic policy from Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Araya obtained a PhD in environmental management from Yale. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs named her ‘Personality of the Future’ in 2014.”

“In 2017 Araya was named resident expert at “Next Visionaries,” a global initiative by TED and BMW i that seeks to reimagine the future of mobility.”

 

A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels by Monica Araya

 

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”

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

Mandala Monday – Half Mandala Drawing Doodle and Dot Art by BeCre8ive2

Today we have another tutorial by by BeCre8ive2, Half Mandala Drawing Doodle and Dot Art. You may remember last week and last month we presented other tutorials of her’s: Glittery Rainbow Mandala Drawing with Glitter Gel Pens and Leaf Mandala Doodle Drawing by BeCre8ive2.

Here is what she says about this tutorial:

“Mandala Drawing was created on a piece of painted paper with paint pens, gel pens and acrylic paint. The background was made by painting white all purpose paper with watered down acrylic paint and dried completely before doodling on it.”

SUPPLIES: gold paint pen (oil base)
black paint pen (oil base)
white gel pen
white acrylic paint
black acrylic paint
gold acrylic paint
filbert paint brush
embossing stylus (or other dotting tool)
ruler
white chalk pencil
painted paper (white paper stained with watery acrylic paint)

Enjoy!

Half Mandala Drawing Doodle and Dot Art by BeCre8ive2

 

BeCre8ive2 leaf mandala To learn more about BeCre8ive2 see:

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/BeCre8ive2
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BeCre8ive2
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/art_by_leanne
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Leanne_L_
PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/LeanneL72
GOOGLE+: https://plus.google.com/+BeCre8ive2

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