Working with paint, paper, and texture to create expressive mandala art
Mandala for the Inspired Artist is sure to spark endless hours of DIY and craft mandala projects and imagination!
Louise Gale is a British mixed media artist with a passion for color, pattern, and energy. She spends her days creating, running creative workshops, and assisting other creative souls with their businesses. Her artwork has been featured in The New York Times, Amulet Magazine, and Inc. Magazine. She also project manages Moyo magazine, the world's first online surface pattern design magazine and writes the Colour Stories column for the publication. She has also been published in Create the Style You Crave on a Budget You Can Afford (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014) and Paint Mojo (North Light Books, 2014). She teaches an online mixed media mandala class at www.louisegale.com.Marisa Edghill, contributing author to Pinterest Perfect! and author of the forthcoming Tape, Paper, Scissors, has nearly 1.5 million Pinterest followers and nearly 4,000 Facebook followers. Inspired by worldwide craft culture, Marisa Edghill creates beautiful things from simple materials. With just a few folds and cuts, origami paper effortlessly transforms into airy blooms and pretty tapes into layer cakes. Marisa shares her love of all things crafty to more than 2,000 subscribers on her blog Omiyage Blogs--a blog for creative women looking for DIY and craft inspiration, especially in washi tape / papercrafts.www.omiyageblogs.caAlyssa Stokes (www.alyssastokes.blogspot.com) is a Baltimore artist and art educator. She earned both her BFA and Masters in Art Teaching at MICA (2007) and believes her work in the community inspires and informs her fine art. Although she is a dedicated and life long Baltimorean, she loves to explore new territory. Her previous work has focused on documenting communities and allowed her to travel from Central America to Eastern Europe. Her more recent work explores woodland and nautical landscapes, using a variety of altered photo techniques.Andrea Thompson is a wife and mother of four children, with a full-time job and a desire to paint every chance she gets to stay sane. She works mostly in watercolor, painting an assortment of mandalas and falling ladies. Life gets hectic, messy, full, and chaotic, and we all fall sometimes. But she is enjoying the fall, feeling the breeze, and living every moment to its fullest! Learn more at fallingladies-fallingladies.blogspot.com and fineartamerica.com/profiles/andrea-thompson.html.