Mandala illustrations remind me of the pencil line drawings where the pencil tip flows freely over the blank page until the paper was filled with loops and swirls. The next step was to apply wax or Crayola Crayons and color each section until the result was a brilliantly colored stain glass piece of artwork we were sure belonged in some fine art museum somewhere in the world.
The mandala images in Paper Mandalas are geometrical, computer enhanced kalideoscope artworks. From time to time I sort through my images and apply the kaliedoscope feature of my paint program to see what wonders will come of scrambling them up a bit. Paper mandala images are symmetrical and mostly eight sided patterns which is the basic structure of most traditional mandalas. If you have a computer art program, any image can be transformed into a kaliedoscope mandala.
Mandalas may be used for relaxation and entertainment purposes or to teach geometric symmetry. Many people use mandalas for spiritual purposes such as with meditation and rituals.
Escape from the fast lane for a while and relax by printing out collections of these pretty images and just color the day away. Sounds nice doesn't it? Enjoy.
The dictionary defines a mandala as any of various ritualistic geometric designs symbolic of the universe, used in Hinduism and Buddhism as an aid to meditation. Mandala is Sanskrit for circle, polygon, community, or connection. Explore the Mandala to learn more about historical Buddhist Mandalas.