I can't describe the feeling of seeing your work being published, even more when it's featured in a book you LOVE!!!
Last year, the talented, hardworking and very organized Kathryn Costa from the 100Mandalas, who I admire very much, asked me if I would send her some of my work for the book she was writing. What can I say? I couldn't be happier so, immediately said yes!
Today I got on my mailbox a copy of her book, "The Mandala Guidebook: How to draw, paint and color expressive mandala art", signed and addressed to me, a couple of her personal cards and a gorgeous thank you note.
Thank you so much Kathryn, from the bottom of my heart!!!
I took some pictures to show you.
The book is not only beautiful, but full of information on how to create your own mandalas, from freehand techniques to sacred geometry, how to make your own color combinations, collage, the use of different media, where to get inspiration from, and much more.
I wish this book had been out when I started doing mandalas in 2001, this is exactly the kind of book I would have love to be able to get back then, one of my top favorite books on mandalas right now and my favorite mandala-how-to-book.
Here is a photo of the table of contents so you can have a better idea of what's in it.
Finally, here are some photos of my work on it and the actual pieces which I keep with me.
On of my mandalas even made it to the cover of the book!!!
The second one in a Mandala Stone, it's design was inspired in a mandala I had painted in one of my journals. On this page, my mandala from the cover appears again and complete.
My last piece featured in the book is still in the making, sometimes I abandon somethings I'm making to come back to them even years later.
You can have a peek inside this amazing book here.
And you can by it here.