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)
white chalk pencil
painted paper (white paper stained with watery acrylic paint)


Half Mandala Drawing Doodle and Dot Art by BeCre8ive2


BeCre8ive2 leaf mandala To learn more about BeCre8ive2 see:



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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: and 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:




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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TED Talk Thursday – The Gospel of Doubt by Casey Gerald

According to : “What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald’s religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in — in business, in government, in philanthropy — but found only false saviors. In this moving talk, Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty.”

“Casey Gerald has witnessed every facet of the American Dream — from his harrowing childhood in Texas, to his tenure at the heights of America’s elite institutions, to his journeys through the cities and towns of the American heartland where he has spent his recent years as cofounder and CEO of MBAs Across America. Now his work as a writer, speaker, and business leader centers on the question: will the American dream survive another generation?”

“Gerald began his career in economic policy and government innovation at the Center for American Progress, and he has worked as a strategist with startup social ventures such as The Future Project as well as companies like The Neiman Marcus Group.”

“Born and raised in Dallas, Gerald received an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he delivered the 2014 commencement address, and a BA in Political Science from Yale College. He has been featured on MSNBC, in The New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, and he has appeared on the cover of Fast Company, which also named him one of the “Most Creative People in Business.” He currently serves on the advisory board of NPR’s Generation Listen.”


The Gospel of Doubt by Casey Gerald


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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