Creative exercise – Forest mandala
To get your creativity going we have put together a few improvising exercises. Discovering new techniques, tools and materials will lead to new ideas and creativity will occur when you go against your own expectations and out of your comfort zone.
If you prefer using a pencil and have a tendency to erase your lines until perfection, use a sharpie instead. If you get caught in details, use a timer. Try not to be precious about your work, instead go with the flow.
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Kickstarting creativity doesn’t necessary mean that you need to have all your supplies at hand. The best resources are found around us, and for this creative exercise we are borrowing from mother nature. A few weeks back me, Ann-Charlotte and Elin went to the woods to make mandalas.
What is a mandala
A mandala is a circular representation of the universe, originating in India thousands of years ago as an aid for meditation. They are often recreated through painting and powdered sand, but you can make one using what ever you have at hand. The shape of the creation is usually complex in detail and has one center point.
Why you should try to make your own mandala
Designing your own mandalas can be both inspirational and therapeutic. They are also great tools for meditation. The best thing about it is that you have the freedom to design whatever shapes and colors that expresses your current mood.
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If you’d like to share what you make, just put it up on #thecraftlabstockholm
See you out there!
//Stina & The Craft Lab Team