A Year of Stone Painting: 52 Mandala Designs to Inspire Your Spirit

A Year of Stone Painting: 52 Mandala Designs to Inspire Your Spirit★ A Year of Stone Painting: 52 Mandala Designs to Inspire Your Spirit PDF / Epub ✪ Author F Sehnaz Bac – Heartforum.co.uk You can craft a new mandala every week for one year with this fullcolor guide by the author of the bestselling The Art of Stone Painting F Sehnaz Bac, an artist and seasoned archaeologist, presents s You can craft a new mandala every of Stone Kindle Ø week for one year with this fullcolor guide by the author of the bestselling The Art of Stone Painting F Sehnaz Bac, an artist and seasoned archaeologist, presents stepbystep instructions for fiftytwo projects Her easytofollow guide will show you how to transform ordinary stones into inspirational works of art The mandala — derived from the Sanskrit word A Year Epub / for circle — represents the universe, and the symbol has long been instrumental to sacred rituals and meditative practices This treasury of radiant designs presents patterns for stone paintings, each of which is accompanied by a oneword mantra — relax, tranquil, spirit, dream, believe, and other uplifting terms A few projects are meant to be painted on sea glass, leaves, or shells, but most Year of Stone ePUB ↠ are based on Bac's popular interpretations of classic stonebased styles Colorful photographs accompany simple instructions for a year of crafting inspiration.

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A Year of Stone Painting: 52 Mandala Designs to Inspire
  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • A Year of Stone Painting: 52 Mandala Designs to Inspire Your Spirit
  • F Sehnaz Bac
  • 23 February 2018
  • 9780486828527

10 thoughts on “A Year of Stone Painting: 52 Mandala Designs to Inspire Your Spirit

  1. Carrie (The Butterfly Reader) says:

    Some really cool ideas here!

  2. Laura says:

    A Year of Stone Painting takes us thoughtfully and mindfully through an entire year of meditative creativity. In ancient Sanskrit Mandala means “circle” or “completion”. Mandala represents the universe, and per the author, “In Buddhist tradition, the act of creating a mandala represents transformation of the universe….”. And he goes further to say that mandala design begins with a point in the middle, then develops with different shapes such as rectangles, squares and most commonly circles “…and the beginning of a journey toward knowledge and wisdom….” .

    The author gives the reader guidelines as to the type of stones you need, how to prepare them and the other tools and materials that are required. Techniques are outlined to ensure your success. You can choose how you want to draw the designs on your stones, either freehand, freehand with concentric circles or freehand with a grid of concentric circles and lines in case you want to be absolutely sure your design is balanced. There is a page with illustrations of shapes and motifs that are used in the designs in the book so that you can practice drawing them on paper instead of straight on the stones if you choose to do so.

    Each week for a year is represented with a different design and mindful thoughts to accompany your painting. For example, week 5 is the Peace Wreath Mandala. We are told that “Each one has to find his peace from within” and this particular design symbolizes every step we take to reach that peace.

    Week 32 is entitled Feel. It reminds us of the times we feel good and the times we feel bad. Unlike most of the others, it is only red, white and black. The weekly designs are inspirational and beautiful. I can imagine restful hours of painting that will enable you to slip into mindful thoughts. Too often we are bombarded with noise, the hustle and bustle of everyday life and electronic devices. Maybe a little inspiration and creativity will help renew and rejuvenate your spirit.

    If you don’t want to search out stones, consider using paper instead. You could easily create all of these designs on small or large pieces of paper. If you choose to use paper, you might want to use pens or pencils instead of paints. However you approach these beautifully inspirational designs I am sure you will enjoy the peace and serenity you will experience while creating them.

    DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I have a material connection because I received a review copy from Dover Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review. Copyright © 2019 Laura Hartman

  3. Marlene says:

    Well written. Great diagrams for drawing intricate circle based art. I was a little disappointed at the number of different supplies needed to complete even the simpler designs by painting on rocks. I think it will be a great source for inspiration for applique and embroidery designs!

  4. Susan says:

    A lovely how to book with a major flaw -- how big are these stones? No where is it told though the designs are rather large. I guess we can cut them down to rock size but that rather destroys the purpose.

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