Mixed Media Mandala Class Interview Fiona-Fieldhouse

Today, I am so pleased to share a mandala student interview with Fiona Fieldhouse who joined  my Mixed Media Mandala class in 2014.

What kind of mandalas have you explored before?

None really, but whenever i doodle I tend to draw circles and flowers, so I suppose the seed for doing mandalas was there

What is it you love most about mandalas?

I love the simplicity behind creating them, and how they look so detailed when they are done. I get lots of “wow, did you make that. How did you make that?” I love how my son, who is 7, watched the videos and went off and drew me a beautiful rainbow mandala, with his tongue out for maximum concentration.


What kind of mandalas do you love to create with the most?

Doodles are my favourite – I spend hours on conference calls every week and i have a huge pot of sharpies on my desk so I doodle mandalas…it helps me to focus.

What excited you most about taking part in the “Mixed Media Mandala” class

I love that the pace of it is my pace. I was having a creative block and I needed something to unlock my art. I have taken courses with Louise before so I knew it would be great and would take me places I hadn’t yet imagined. that’s what excited me.


Which was your favourite part and why? What did you enjoy most about the class? 

I enjoyed it all, the sketching and mark making, the collage, the interaction with the tribe on Facebook – seeing what people were making.


In what ways did the course open up a new world of Mandala creating for you?

It is my new addiction, I doodle and pain them everywhere. My son has been creating snow mandalas. Here is Canada we have a lot of snow right now..as we wait for the school bus we trample art into the snow – think winter crop circle and you get the idea.

fionafieldhouse mixed media mandala class

What are some of the areas covered in the class, that you would like to continue to explore?

I am thinking about a multi-layered collage, using photographic images…I’m thinking 3 foot by 3 foot…and I want to make a mandala rag rug, and a huge lino print mandala…so many ideas.

What are the top 3 things you are taking away from this class?

That its great for children, my sons friends comment on my pictures and a couple of them have asked me to show them how to make mandalas; that it is very theraputic and you don’t need “to be an artist” to participate, anyone can make beautiful designs.

What would you say when recommending this class to a friend

I have recommended it to lots of people – I said “its great fun, easy to follow, and it takes you to places you weren’t expecting. loved it.

fionafieldhouse mixed media mandala class



I live in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. Born in London, UK, in the late 60’s; Schooled in the Duran Duran era; started work at 18 before returning to education to gather certificates; Lots of qualifications – academic and creative; Love nature and the elements – dislike stuff and dust; Artist; Wife; Mother; Plan and organise for money; Create for joy.

Connect here: Blog | Shop



Next class starts: Monday 30 March, 2015

Mixed Media Mandalas online classWould you like to explore the sacred circle and mixed media mandalas further? I would love for you to join me to dive deeply in the 4 week “Mixed Media Mandalas” online class.

By the end of class, you will have a journal full of sacred circles and at least one finished mixed media piece of artwork to hang on your wall.