This particular Zendala is one of my favorites. For a while I was turning out Zendalas like crazy. I think I finished up over 35 of them in less than a week.
To make a Zendala, I first draw a small set of concentric circles on a 3 1/2 by 3 1/2 tile, Then add guide lines. This is done in pencil. Then I take my trusty Micro Pen And draw in the design. I do all ink work in freehand. After it's done, I let it sit overnight to dry. Then the next day, I erase the pencil lines.
Next, I scan it into my computer and put the original away. I print out a copy or two and color it in, usually with colored pencils. Sometimes I then cut out the Zendala very carefully and place it on a colored background of some sort. Sometimes I leave it in tile form. Then I put it in my computer for posting purposes.
However, this format is not new to me. I did several Mandalas in Polymer clay. I absolutely Love doing them in clay! As I was working on a new clay Mandala, two thoughts occurred to me.
1) I would like to make personalized Mandalas for folks, mostly out of polymer clay.
After all, Mandalas were originally a spiritual symbol, used as an aide in prayer or healing. Many cultures and religions use them: Hindu sand paintings, Christian Rose windows, Navajo Sand paintings, to name but a few. And for years I have studied the esoteric meaning of different colors. So if someone wanted a Mandala for finding a job, for instance, I know what colors to use (orange for attraction, Green for money, etc.) I would love to try that on my ArtFire account (Unfortunately, I will first have to figure out how to upload pictures and post there).
2) I am involved in a women's group and they have loved my Zendalas. I ran off a few tiles for them to color and they had a great time. I'm thinking that perhaps some other folks might enjoy a small coloring book with 25 or so tiles to color.
Hopefully, tomorrow I will have a picture to show you of my latest PC mandala.