Today, I am so pleased to share a mandala student interview with the wonderful Wini Dougall who joined us in my Mixed Media Mandala class in 2014.
Mandala Art Class Student Interview
What kind of mandalas have you explored before?
Hand drawn and hand painted mandalas, and digital mandalas.
What is it you love most about mandalas?
I love mandalas because I find that creating them is a peaceful, meditative and healing activity. They are also visually beautiful and uplifting, and can inspire greater self awareness, connection and clarity.
What kind of mandalas do you love to create with the most? (doodles, intuitive, collaged etc)
What I love the most is drawing mandalas intuitively. It feels freeing and relaxing at the same time.
What excited you most about taking part in the “Mixed Media Mandala” class
Which was your favourite part and why? What did you enjoy most about the class?
Mandala doodles were my favourite part. I discovered that I enjoyed the simplicity of drawing with just a black pen on white paper. Its fun to doodle and play without a goal in mind. Louise works quickly and freely, and this was inspiring to watch. I have a tendency to be more tight and precise with my drawing, and it was good for me to practice loosening up a bit, and learn to embrace the imperfection.
In what ways did the course open up a new world of Mandala creating for you?
This course came at a good time for me, and it helped me to kickstart a new phase of mandala creativity and discovery. Last year, my father passed away, and I was having trouble concentrating. I found that drawing mandalas helped me to focus, and so it became part of my healing journey, and a regular practice. When I turn on some music, centre myself and start drawing, (or painting), something seems to take over and I lose track of time. I feel peaceful and happy.
What are some of the areas covered in the class, that you would like to continue to explore?
I’d like to continue to draw mandalas intuitively, use more colours, create more complex mandalas, and explore collage and sacred geometry.
What are the top 3 things you are taking away from this class?
What would you say when recommending this class to a friend.
If you would like to have fun exploring different ways of creating mandalas using various techniques, then this class is perfect for you! Louise is lovely and engaging, and she provides a plethora of information and ideas to try. The videos are easy to follow and you can work at your own pace. I really enjoyed this class and continue to be inspired by it. I highly recommend this class! Thank you so much Louise!
I am an artist and designer. My interests include textile/surface pattern design, mandala art, acrylic and mixed media art, digital illustration and photography. I also like to crochet in my spare time. I’m inspired by nature, world cultures, history and travel. My work is an expression of my love for colour, decorative pattern and beauty, and I aim to inspire and enrich people’s lives through my work. I live with my husband and two lovely cats in a leafy suburb of Melbourne, Australia.
Would 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.