“Change” is the theme and name that this new set of mandalas have given me as their name. Today I am presenting Mandalas from the Heart of Change Part 1. The rest of the series will be presented in the coming weeks.
Throughout 2017 I created mandalas as I always do. Periodically I would go through them and see which ones wanted to stay in a collection permanently and discard the others. I never know what I am going to create when I sit down to do one, and while they always seem to want to be published as a set, I never know what the name or theme is until they are all done. Early in September I began the final work of printing each image to see which would work well in print (what looks good on a computer screen doesn’t always translate to print) and see which images really wanted to be out in the world as a set.
There are now 22 images, whose name, Mandalas from the Heart of Change, came to me as I was finalizing them. You can see them all on my gallery page, https://nwcreations.com/galleries/mandalas/, or just view and savor a few at a time as I release them on this blog over the coming weeks.
I hope you find inspiration and joy in interacting with them.
According to TED.com : “Designer Ross Lovegrove expounds his philosophy of “fat-free” design and offers insight into several of his extraordinary products, including the Ty Nant water bottle and the Go chair.”
“Ross Lovegrove is truly a pioneer of industrial design. As founder of Studio X in the Notting Hill area of London, the Welsh-born designer has exuberantly embraced the potential offered by digital technologies. However, he blends his love of high tech with a belief that the natural world had the right idea all along: Many of his pieces are inspired by principles of evolution and microbiology. ”
“Delightedly crossing categories, Lovegrove has worked for clients as varied as Apple, Issey Miyake, Herman Miller and Airbus, and in 2005 he was awarded the World Technology Award for design. His personal artwork has been exhibited at MoMA in New York, the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the Design Museum in London. Lovegrove’s astonishing objects are the result of an ongoing quest to create forms that, as he puts it, touch people’s soul.”
Enjoy this creative talk.
Ross Lovegrove – Organic design, inspired by nature
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”
Today’s tutorial,DIY Mandala Wall/Ceiling Art Boho DECOR by Juliet Rose, shows how, inspired by online mandala designs, she creates a simple and beautiful piece of art for her ceiling. Using everyday objects to draw circular patterns she creates her Boho Decor using the following tools:
*sharpie metallic markers
*black fine point pen
*various round objects
* gold acrylic paint
I think you’ll agree that the end product is wonderful, especially considering the simplicity of her tools and very minimal monetary investment.
DIY Mandala Wall/Ceiling Art Boho DECOR by Juliet Rose
Unfortunately, her Youtube channel does not give us other social media links where we can find more of her work. If you know of any, please leave them in the comments.