I am blessed with the cutest, smartest, most present 2-year-old girl in the world for a granddaughter. Seriously – I’m NOT biased:)
Ruby has been spending 2 days a week with us (at least) since she was born. She’ll be 3 in October. Needless to say, Ruby “knows” what a mandala is. This wasn’t intentional but I have a lot of them around my home.
Ruby loves taking the cards out, putting them in order, mixing them up and putting them back in the box. “Mandalas! Mandalas Mimi!!” she yells when she wants to play with them.
Well… this morning Ruby was over for a few hours. We were in my office and Ruby picked up one of the compasses that I use sometimes to begin a mandala doodle. She said, “Well, what is THIS Mimi?” I said, “It’s a compass and I use them to draw mandalas.” And then I did a quick demonstration for her and talked through the steps.
Then Ruby said, “I want to make a mandala.” So I turned the paper over.
She took a pencil and within a minute, free handed a circle. Then she said, “then you draw another line, then another line, and another…” and proceeded to freehand in the 8 quadrants.
Then she spied some jewel stickers and plopped them in the middle and around the circle.
Now my friends, if a 2-year-old can learn to freehand a mandala in less than 5 minutes. I think you can too!
My book “Activate Divine Creativity” will be coming out in the early fall of 2015. It will tell you my adventure with the mandala and why I believe it’s so powerful. Although, after today, I’m wondering if all the talk is necessary.
Just pick up a pencil and doodle away! If you want a little help, here’s my online version of the Mandala Doodles Drawing class!