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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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The very talented Irina Artamonova, a member from our 100 Mandalas Community prepared today's blog post to show you step-by-step how to draw a Torus. What is Torus? The word torus comes from Latin, meaning ‘cushion’. In geometry, torus is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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What I love the most about exploring mandalas is that there is so much to learn, explore, and discover. This week I asked Irina Artamonova to share with us an introduction to Yantras. This post is Part 1 where Irina... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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It is here! The 100 Mandalas Challenge Coloring Book is now available for download. Have you noticed that coloring is really popular these days? For good reason too! Coloring is known to help reduce stress, ease anxiety, boost creativity, not... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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What an epic week! That is how my son would describe it. Last week I shared the Super-sized Coloring Mandalas project that I did at a local nursing home and the post on Facebook was shared by 128 people. Yowza!... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Last week I had the opportunity to lead a team of 11 volunteers from my office in our annual day of service. We visited a nursing home located across the street from where we work. Our icebreaker activity was coloring... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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This week's theme for the 100 Mandalas Challenge is the "Tree of Life." Pictured above is a peek at the Pinterest board that I set up with many examples of trees to inspire your mandala art. As you create your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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It is official...Spring is Here! Dear Friends, For those of us living here in the Northern Hemisphere spring is finally here! And for those of us in New England, well it was the hardest winter hitting record snowfalls and we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Thank you for being one of my peeps! A journey is always best when shared and I feel really grateful that so many wonderful people have found the 100 Mandalas Challenge. The enthusiasm that is shared in our beautiful circle... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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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 Mar 29, 2015 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