Mandala Monday – The Secret To Drawing A Mandala (Fancy Doodling) by Em Carey

Em Carey show us how she creates mandalas with doodling or Zentangle in today tutorial. Here is what she says about this video:

“Here are some of my tips and tricks for drawing Mandala’s/doodling. I also show you a time-lapse of one of my drawings so you can get an idea of how it was done. Hope this helps you guys 🙂
I want to see your pictures! Tag me in your drawings and show me your stuff. HAPPY DOODLING!”

“You can see more of my drawings here:”

This video is full of tips and “how tos” as well as a demonstration of her drawing. Enjoy!

The Secret To Drawing A Mandala (Fancy Doodling) by Em Carey

And to inspire you even more here is a fantastic video of Em Carey creating an amazing world map mandala drawing using her doodling techniques.


Here is what Em Carey posts about herself:

“My name is Em and I’m a travel/art/fitness/vegan blogger from down under. I have a massive love for life and try to soak up the most of each day. Follow me around on my adventures and see what kind of stuff I get up to! I also use social media to share my crazy health/near death experiences as well. Three years ago I was in a skydiving accident and became a paraplegic, since then I have learnt to walk again but of course I have lots to share about the whole experience. I hope through talking about my accident and injury I can help someone out there to not feel so alone with whatever it is they are going through. Youtube is a place where I can document my life and recovery and you’re all welcome to be a part of it :)”

drawing-a-mandala-by-em-careyTo see more of Em Carey’s work:

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Snapchat – em_careyy

Mandala Monday – Doodling Mandalas – Two Simple Tutorials

Doodling mandalas is probably the simplest (and maybe most fun) way to create them. There is no right or wrong way to do it,  just doodle in circular patterns. Today I found 2 videos that demonstrate how simple it can be.

First is Doodle – Circular Pattern Design [Mandala] by Pic Candle. Here is what Pic Candle has to say about her video: “Here’s something different I tried this week. I started with random circles as guidelines and then filled them up with different designs.”

“Well, I don’t know what this kind of drawing is called, so I’m just naming it as circular pattern design (since I drew circular repeated patterns in this) haha 😛
[UPDATE] So it’s mandala type drawing.”

Interesting that she didn’t know what a mandala was until after she published the video. It just shows how natural and easy it is to create one.

Doodle – Circular Pattern Design [Mandala] 


Next is How To Draw Complex Mandala Art Design For Beginners, Easy Tutorial Doodle Drawing Step By Step by Something4allofus. [The title is much more complex than actually doodling mandalas. 😉 ]

How To Draw Complex Mandala Art Design For Beginners,
Easy Tutorial Doodle Drawing Step By Step

So get out some paper and a pen or pencil and enjoy doodling mandalas!

doodling mandalas


I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

TED Talk Thursday – Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite!

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery of them 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”

According to

“Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension — and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we’re caught doodling in a meeting? Sunni Brown says: Doodlers, unite! She makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen.”

“Sunni Brown is co-author of GameStorming: A Playbook for Rule-breakers, Innovators and Changemakers. She’s known for her large-scale live content visualizations, and she is also the leader of the Doodle Revolution – a growing effort to debunk the myth that doodling is a distraction. Using common sense, experience and neuroscience, Sunni is proving that to doodle is to ignite your whole mind. Look for her second book, The Doodle Revolution, in 2012.”

All you doodlers out there, enjoy!


I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

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