Mandala Monday – Gel Pen Art – White Mandala on Black Paper Drawing

Carissa Rose Art shows us how to create a white mandala usning gel pen art. In this tutorial “I (Carissa Rose Art) creates this piece with Uniball Signo and Sakura Gelly Roll White Gel pens on black cardstock paper. It took around 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete, and is sped up to 32x speed.


Gel Pen Art – White Mandala on Black Paper Drawing



Carissa Rose is a traditional artist from Chicago IL.

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TED Talk Thursday – Jonathan Drori: The beautiful tricks of flowers

TED Talk ThursdaysAccording to “In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants — over a quarter million species — have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing ‘landing-strips’ to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building elaborate traps, and even mimicking other insects in heat.”

“Jonathan Drori has dedicated his career to media and learning. As the Head of Commissioning for BBC Online, he led the effort to create, the online face of the BBC (an effort he recalls fondly). He came to the web from the TV side of the BBC, where as an editor and producer he headed up dozens of television series on science, education and the arts.”

“After almost two decades at the BBC, he’s now a director at Changing Media Ltd., a media and education consultancy, and is a visiting professor at University of Bristol, where he studies educational media and misperceptions in science. He continues to executive produce the occasional TV series, including 2004’s award-winning “The DNA Story” and 2009’s “Great Sperm Race.” He is on the boards of the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Woodland Trust.”

Jonathan Drori: The beautiful tricks of flowers

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from “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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Mandala Monday – How to Draw a Mandala DreamCatcher by Shantal Art

In today’s tutorial Shantal Art shows us step by step how she draws a mandala dreamcatcher.

Here is what Shantal Art says about her work: “Dominican, living in Florida, with 7 years of experience in mandala & zentangle art, Everything my mind can imagine, I can create. One day my mother told me, shantal why don’t you make a folder with all your arts, where you keep them, so I did, the first one was full then 2nd ,3rd ,and everyone wanted my art.And there began shantal art as a store, shaping my art in everything! A time later I saw the need to hold the progress of the store, so I can focus on my career as an industrial designer, after finishing all my studies, decided to open again, but with something new, teach, and let everyone knows what a human is capable to create! And here is the youtube channel and instagram account, if you are not good at art or do not have enough time to develop it but still want mandalas, doodles and zenart at home, books etc .. all my arts are available to sale.”

Enjoy this tutorial and happy dreams!

How to Draw a Mandala DreamCatcher by Shantal Art


Shantal Art Mandala dreamcatcherTo find out more about Shantal Art see:


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