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Kathryn - Collage Diva
New Hampshire
I'm a creative dabbler.
Interests: collage, photography, art journaling, mixed media, soul journaling, repurposing stuff, soulcollage, creative journal keeping
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Do you ever struggle with which colors to pick when coloring your mandalas? Do you find yourself reaching for the same colors? In this week's post I share with you an introduction to color design theory. Today's focus on color... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Each mandala that we create is a reflection of where we are at in the moment. Whether we create with a specific intention in mind or we are working intuitively, each mandala has a story to tell...and these stories are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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A friend of mine asked me this week, "Do you plan your journal pages?" I don't plan my pages. When I sit down to play I reach for what I have in front of me or what catches my fancy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Today's 100 Mandalas Challenge features the beautiful and grace-filled work of artist and workshop facilitator Valerie Sjodin. We are sure this interview and Valerie's work will inspire your own art journey and mandala practice. Tell us a bit a your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I'm often asked how it is that I'm so productive. I would say two things help me to stay on track: I am a list person. If I write down my to-do's, it helps me to stay focused on what... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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As Megan and I were planning our weekly themes for the 100 Mandalas Challenge, it seemed only fitting to explore Celtic design in the month of March for not only is it the time of year when we celebrate St.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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This week my journal was a safe haven. I needed this creative space for working out my strong emotions. I start each week with an image from my 100 Mandalas Challenge weekly post. On Sunday I published a post about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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This watercolor was a card given to me by my artist friend Kathy Tangney. She gave it to me three years ago shortly after I met Fernando and months before we married. In this painting, Kathy painted me with my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I pulled out a little wooden box that I have stuffed with assorted handmade beads, many of which I received when I organized a bead swap back in 2009. I've been waiting for the right project to use them when... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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For years I've wanted to create a dreamcatcher of my own and when I saw this exercise in Susanne Fincher's book, The Mandala Workbook: A Creative Guide for Self-Exploration, Balance, and Well-Being for Stage Three, I knew it was time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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As we turn the pages of our calendar to March we step into the next stage of The Great Round, "Turning Toward the Journey." There are so many wonderful exercises in this stage. So much so, that I have prepared... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I found a bag filled with assorted paper scraps, cards, envelopes, magazine clippings, printouts of e-mail newsletters, and stickers. It was like a time capsule from 2010. That is how long I've had this bag waiting patiently for me to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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This week's mandala design theme is inspired by the amazing mandala pictured above designed using stickers! Get a closer look at how this intricate mandala was created OVER HERE. Whale Song Mandala As I was planning my own sticker mandalas... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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When you look out my window you'd say, "What are you talking about Spring hasn't sprung?" But, if you look in my journal you'll see that it certainly has. The mix of colors and patterns on this page surprise me.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I mentioned on Facebook this week that Fernando, my husband, makes the best biscotti eva. A friend asked for a photo and another for the recipe. Here you go! Warning: You will NEVER buy store bought biscotti again. Enjoy with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Have you been thinking of starting the 100 Mandalas Challenge? Do you feel a desire to RENEW your mandala practice? Tomorrow is a great time to begin or renew your mandala practice. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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For Valentine's Day my husband gave me some beautiful Irises. This morning as I put on some beautiful music called "Spirit Romance" by David Lanz and Gary Stroutsos, I felt moved to play with the flowers. I pulled out one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Gelli Print Mandalas By Megan Warren Gelli printing is a form of mono printing (a form of printing where only one print is made) using a printing plate that has the same properties of a gelatin plate without the hassles... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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This week in my Daily Musings Journal, I decided to create an "interactive" page inspired by the pop-up books I adored as a child. I loved pages that open up with a 3d image and tabs to pull revealing secret... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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When Megan suggested that we create mandalas with hearts for this week I thought of a journal page I had created last summer where I painted a heart and divided it into two sections to explore the relationship between love... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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This week I created a sense of environment in my journal by journaling outside of the box. Each Sunday I post another installment in my 100 Mandalas series. I love how this sun mandala turned out. It was my response... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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For today's post, I am delighted to share with you an interview with Susan Paul Johnson. Susan creates mandalas for personal reflection and meditation. She uses mandalas as one tool of many in her creative facilitation practice that she is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I love sharing photos of my journal each week here on my blog, but there are times when I have some private things that I want to document in my journal that I don't feel comfortable making public. This week,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Check out this breathtaking mandala. It is the latest "Community Mandala Project." Members of the 100 Mandalas Community were invited to alter a petal of this mandala. A piece was e-mailed to each participant and assigned a color. They were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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This has been another fabulous week! I discovered how to make my own Washi tape and I had lots of synchronistic moments. This journal has been a wonderful place to collect all of these great ideas and special moments. My... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva