Mandala Monday – How to paint rock mandalas #4- Christmas design by Kristin Uhrig

Today’s tutorial, How to paint rock mandalas #4- Christmas design by Kristin Uhrig, shows you all the tools needed for rock painting (which can also be used on other surfaces), plus a step by step guide to creating a Christmas design mandala. Here is what Kristin Uhrig has to say about this tutorial:

“See four inexpensive painting tools that you can purchase at your local grocery/department store, or online. Then, I will show you step by step how to paint a beautiful holiday mandala with them!”

How to paint rock mandalas #4- Christmas design by Kristin Uhrig

Here is what Kristin says about her mandala making:

“I have been on a journey to learn a new painting technique to relieve the stress brought on through a medical crisis with my husband’s cancer. A camping trip resulted in a fine collection of smooth flat, round stones. They were the inspiration for learning to create dot mandala designs on rocks, and then late on canvas panels. I began making tutorials to share this adventure with others, so they could learn from my mistakes as well as my successes. My hopes that others will be encouraged to try something new, and creat beautiful lasting pieces of art that will bring them joy. You can also follow along on my Facebook page at : https://www.facebook.com/HowtopaintRockMandalas/ ”

TED Talk Thursday – The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure by Astro Teller

According to TED.com : “Great dreams aren’t just visions,” says Astro Teller, “They’re visions coupled to strategies for making them real.” The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the “moonshot factory,” as it’s called, where his team seeks to solve the world’s biggest problems through experimental projects like balloon-powered Internet and wind turbines that sail through the air. Find out X’s secret to creating an organization where people feel comfortable working on big, risky projects and exploring audacious ideas.”

“Astro Teller oversees X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory for building magical, audacious ideas that can solve concrete problems for millions of people through science and technology. As X’s head, Teller has an unmatched vantage point from which to watch possible futures unfold.”

“In addition to his day job shepherding Peter Pans with PhDs, Teller is on the board of several businesses including AI­-based hedge fund Cerebellum Capital, Inc., and Flux.io, a startup reinventing how buildings are designed and built. He is also the author of two novels and co-author (with Danielle Teller) of Sacred Cows, a non­fiction work analyzing society’s attitudes on divorce.”

The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure by Astro Teller

 

 

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 – How to draw a mandala | Tropical design by Creative Chhori

How to draw a mandala | Tropical design is the topic of another tutorial by Creative Chhori (See her tutorials from an earlier Mandala Monday: https://nwcreations.com/how-to-draw-yin-yang-mandala-by-creative-chhori and https://nwcreations.com/how-to-make-a-mandala-dreamcatcher-by-creative-chhori/). This video provides step by step instructions as you watch her create this mandala. Here is what she has to say about this tutorial:

“I have made another video on how to draw a mandala. This time the background is a black pastel sheet and the pen I have used is jelly roll in white color.”

How to draw a mandala | Tropical design by Creative Chhori

 

How to draw a mandala | Tropical design by Creative ChhoriTo find out more about her work see:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreativeChhori/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annu205v

Kraftly: https://kraftly.com/handmadecardsandmoreby

About her Facebook page Creative Chhori says: “This page will help you activate right side your brain and will help you get more creative. Like this page to receive creative decor and handmade card ideas.
Happy DIY people !!”

 

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!