We have an incredible community that has gathered around the 100 Mandalas Challenge. I'm so excited to share with you the first 100 Mandalas Calendars. You've probably already noticed that it isn't one calendar but two!
The first one is a sweet size and each month features one of ten artists. It was really hard to select ten from the fifty mandalas that were submitted. I looked for a variety of colors, styles, and mediums in making my selections. Congratulations to the featured mandala artists! Each one of you gets a complementary copy of the calendars. Watch for an e-mail from me through WeTransfer with links to the downloads.
To hang my calendar I punched two holes and tied it with a lovely ribbon. A binder clip is another easy way to hang up this calendar. I love this size...it is perfect for my office as it doesn't take up too much wall space.
Announcing the Featured Artists
January and December feature two of our Community Mandala Projects.
February - Ann-Marie Cheung, St. Thomas, Ontario, CANADA
March - Katy Abbott, Oxford, Ohio, USA
April - Claudia Schweiger, GERMANY
May - Irina Artamonova, Moscow, RUSSIA
June - Shruti Gautam Dev, Faridabad, Haryana, INDIA
July - Angie Barth, EGYPT
August - Anna P. L. Dohnke, Tehachapi, California, USA
September - Melissa Underwood, Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
October - Odile van Eedem, Bordeaux, Aquitaine, FRANCE
November - Daisy Wood Rowe, Crewe, Cheshire, England, UK
The second calendar features all 50 participants plus those who participated in the two featured Community Mandala Projects. I truly love ALL of the mandalas that were submitted. I hope you know that you all have a special place in this calendar project.
You will not believe this. After I pulled this project together I did a count and we have EXACTLY 100 participants in this project. Can you believe it? I counted it twice and then pinched myself. 100 participants in the 100 Mandalas Challenge Calendar. Wow!
Here are some fun facts:
from 18 countries
Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Israel, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, South Africa, USA, and UK
and 23 states around the US
Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Montana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
For this calendar I have it hanging up on a clip board. Another way to display the calendar is to pick up one of those inexpensive acrylic frames.
Here is a snapshot of all the mandalas and calendar pages. Click on any of the images in this post for a closer look. Do you see your mandala?
For a complete listing of all participants download: 100 Mandalas 2016 Calendar Participants (pdf)
How to Get the Calendars
These two calendars are now available for sale in my Etsy shop. The best part? You don't have to decide which calendar to order as I've bundled these calendars together so you get both calendars!
Help us to Spread the Word
Tell your friends about this calendar and inspire them to join our community. Post any of the photos from this page or share the photos that you see on the 100 Mandalas page on Facebook. Thank you!
I'm working up a new Community Mandala Project that you will not want to miss out on. It is super cool! Watch for the announcement on how to participate in the next e-mail newsletter coming out on Sunday, September 6th.
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I love what we are creating together!
Kathryn Costa, Collage Diva + Creative Dabbler
Kathryn Costa, New Hampshire, USA
I started the 100 Mandalas Challenge to explore the creative possibilities within a circle and discovered so much more: creating mandalas is a powerful tool for relaxing, healing, and cultivating joy. When I'm not creating mandalas, I enjoy collage and art journaling, photography, and Ikebana (Japanese Flower arranging). I live in New England with my Brazilian husband, Fernando. www.truenortharts.com