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For my mentor

For my mentor

Mandalas saved my life. I learned how to draw, paint and incorporate them into my life from my mentor, friend and amazing artist, Merry Norris of MerryNovaStudio.com Merry learned the process of creating mandalas from Paul Heussentamm of Mandalas.com. Paul has been dubbed the “Mandala Man.” His work is often on the set with Deepak Chopra. Merry decided to teach the magic of the mandala to women to help them heal. I am one of the lucky recipients of the healing love of her and the mandala! Here’s a mandala doodle I did in Merry’s studio the other night

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A Doodle is a Doodle is a Game Changer

A Doodle is a Doodle is a Game Changer

Why do people doodle? Because we are in a constant state of change and expansion. Our minds WANT to create. Our souls WANT to create. There is no stopping creation. If you think you’re not creative, think again. If you weren’t in a constant state of creation, you’d be dead. You cells are creating new buddies constantly. The very spirit that moves you to create, breathes your air and pumps your blood. So, when we allow that pen or pencil to just GO on the paper, we begin to create our own artistic expression of who we are.

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Root Chakra Mandala Doodle

Root Chakra Mandala Doodle

I have to be honest – I have never done “chakra” work. I do believe that we’re all energy and that there are many natural ways to balance our “energy systems.”  I regularly have acupuncture treatments at Preferred Health Solutions, go to Bikram Yoga two to five times a week at Bikram Hot Yoga Columbus and see a chiropractor, Worthington Optimal Wellness. So, I guess that puts me in the category of people who would work on their chakras! What I love about Chakras the most are the colors associated with them. If you search “chakra mandalas” on the web – you’ll

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The First Mandala Doodle Class

The First Mandala Doodle Class

Teaching Mandala Doodles is easy. I’ve given dozens of workshops and talks over the years and I’m usually super nervous. But getting ready to teach people how to doodle mandalas and a little about the history of mandalas feels like second nature. I’ve known for years that I want to spread the word of how life changing creating mandalas can be just like my mentor and friend Merry Norris taught me. When the time was “right” I suppose, the process literally popped into my head and I wrote it down. It involves compasses (you know, like you used in

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My First Mandala Doodle

My First Mandala Doodle

We were driving home from a family trip. As usual, I had a big bag full of markers, sharpies, colors and even glitter glue. (I always travel with an ample amount of art supplies). The trip had some family drama in it and I was still uneasy and upset about what had happened. But by this time in my life I knew I had the ability to “reframe” my feelings and find some meaning to it. I knew for me it was about forgiveness. The song “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows” started going through my head. I pulled

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