It’s the Mandala that made me write this article. To show what can evolve out of nowhere, out of nothing. How important it is to take some time for yourself. To allow yourself just to escape from this crazy chaotic world and do what you feel like. Sleep, dream, eat, express yourself.
I started drawing and painting when I was a little child. My father is the artist in our family. My mother is the Yoga teacher. As a result or a mix of both: it’s me, drawing Mandalas.
It’s easy. It’s intuitive. Like meditating.
In May 2015 I bought a black book and a pen, at that time I didn’t even know what I needed it for. I started drawing lines, colouring them, no thought in my head of a big outcome or result. Just needed to clear my head. For weeks you would find me sitting at my desk listening to audio books, drawing. You can see some of the results in my Mandala Gallery.
It’s surprisingly easy to draw Mandalas. You start in the very center and from there it’s adding one shape after the other, repeatedly. Circles, Triangles, Dots, Squares, …meanwhile you train your accuracy, you put your inner chaos in an order. Release stress.
I got more and more curious about Mandalas. There are many texts and researches about the effect on people when drawing or even just looking at mandalas. There is a psychology behind it. It’s supposed to be healing, relaxing, and the shapes, colours – they tell a lot about the person, the painter himself. Every shape has a meaning, so does every colour.
After drawing around 100 Mandalas, I stopped. My head was empty. No more ideas. It was the perfect time to experiment on something else, but similar: Teleidoscopes and Kaleidoscopes. Do you remember them?
I used to have one like these pipes when I was a child. It is these ones you look through, and you see everything in Mandala Shapes and colours. I went through all my pictures from former travels. I cut out triangle shapes and edited it on photoshop, put it together to create my own digital Teleidoscopes in XXL.
click on picture toview in full size. see more than 50 other designs here.
I am looking back at all the beautiful creations that came out of nothing. It was the perfect timing for me to go travel South America to gain more inspiration. I don’t have Photoshop now. But I will go back to creating more Teleidoscopes after my journey, when I go back to Germany. With the pictures I take here. Now.
Maybe I’ll go back this summer. Maybe not. That’s the thing about traveling. The more spontaneious, the better. No plans. Nada.
I love this thing about Art. It inspires other people. It is something emotional and personal, yet not too private or intimate. The fact that you can share something personal and very beautiful and express yourself. My sister herself started to draw because I inspired her. In my opinion she turns out to be the real deal here – she’s way better than me! Check it out here. Am I right or not?
Yesterday something very special happened. For the first time, I published a bigger piece of my art work on facebook (the picture at the top), in the Mandala group of facebook. After 12 hours, my Post had reached over 300 likes. People share my post on their pages and tell their followers that there’s a German drawing Mandalas on the walls of houses in Argentina. „Swoon-worthy!“, one wrote. „Soulful“ said another one. „Wow“ from many more – people from all over the world who are passionate about Mandalas as well, like me. It’s the Mandala that made me write this article. To show what can evolve out of nowhere, out of nothing. How important it is to take some time for yourself. To allow yourself just to escape from this crazy chaotic world and do what you feel like. Sleep, dream, eat, express yourself. And then: show me what you made of it. I will be glad to share it here.