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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flexi-binding
  • Publication: 08 February 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214168
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 290
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP Price: £9.99
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Zendala

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Draw and colour meditative mandalas for inner calm by Susanne Schaadt

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Book Description

A collection of mandalas to colour, copy and calm the mind. 

The mandala is an ancient symbol used in ritual and religion as a centring device. Mandalas can be found in nature, architecture and design, and in 'Zendala', the mandala motif is a starting point for promoting calm and mindfulness.

Few materials are needed to create stunning, centring mandalas: just paper, pens and imagination. The practice of drawing and colouring a mandala is one that can be undertaken when you feel stressed, or even when you have a small period of spare time in which to relax and find your zen.

 

The mandalas are designed by therapist and art education professional Susanne Schaadt.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
The history and meaning of the mandala 8
What is a Zendala’? 9
The symbolism of colours 10
Let’s get started: tips and materials 12
What drawing materials are required? 12
The variety of Zendalas: using the patterns in this book 13
Designing your own mandalas 14
Using compasses and a ruler 14
Paper-cutting 16
Line by line: the basic patterns 18
Filling the area: large patterns 20
Side note: geometric patterns 27
All over the place: scatter patterns 28
Fabulous eye-catchers: buttons and mini motifs 30
Decorative frames: band patterns 32
The magic of Zendalas 38
The harmonious circle 40
The classics 48
Plenty of variety: design options 54
A cultural journey 56
Time to sleep: dream-catchers 62
Floral inspiration 64
Seasons 70
Star shapes 72
A collection of patterns 74
Overview of patterns 78
Afterword 80

About the Author

About Susanne Schaadt

Susanne Schaadt studied mathematics, pedagogy and psychology at the Bielefeld University in Germany. After many years working as a therapist with children and young people, she now works exclusively as a freelance artist and writer specialising in painting, creative art and art education. Her work combines creativity with relaxation and meditation.

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