Julie's Journal

The Five Days of Mandala Magic is in full swing!

Phew! It’s been non-stop here in the studio as on Monday I welcomed over 2100 creative souls to the extravaganza that is the Five Days of Mandala Magic… Learning from last year’s experience, I built in a free day between Days Three and Four. Partly... read more

A new website after months of silence!

This website has not been feeling like a welcoming place to me for such a long time. So much has been happening inside this woman who’s writing these words that it’s been impossible to align myself with the look and feel of what was here. So I’ve... read more

Mandala Magic Art as Product

I’m never done saying it. Mandala Magic is all about the process. It isn’t about the product i.e. it doesn’t matter what the end result looks like. This is what makes art as Self exploration so valuable – anyone can do it! The past two years... read more

Ceremonial Mandala with the MM2015 circle

The word mandala literally means “association,” “society.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa Coming together in circle, occupying the intentional space together – this is one example of the mandala principle – and a key factor behind my inspiration... read more

The goddess Psyche – a classic tale for modern woman

Psyche’s tale is one of the most powerful of the Greek myths in terms of claiming self. Her story is of one huge dragon fight, with her as the innocent and inexperienced youngster of human birth, pitched against one of the most powerful Olympians, Aphrodite. Aphrodite... read more

Gypsy Caravan Getaway

I bet you’ve dreamed of spending time in a gypsy caravan? The Roulotte Retreat has been on my must do list for a few years now, and when we managed to sneak away for a few days to celebrate Martin’s birthday there, I was thrilled and delighted at every... read more

First Quarter : Mandala Magic 2015

As we settle into the month of May, I’m still feeling the big internal shifts that have been very present since the Spring Equinox. That being said, things are shaking down and I can already see the effects of this in my external landscape. It’s a super... read more

Win a spot on Spectrum 2015!

A selection of paints and coloured pencils form the bedrock of supplies you’ll need for my Spectrum 2015 class. Fancy giving it a go? There’s a free giveaway running right now on my Facebook Page for one spot on this six month online holistic creative... read more

Embody the Sacred Mandala of Self

Lindsay’s event was timed to coincide with the March solar eclipse and the Spring Equinox – it was our Eclipse Happening! I booked a flight for this one as soon as I heard from Lindsay what she was planning – a two-day event where we aligned... read more

Art Journal along with me!

Aho, art journalers! Last week I spent some time devising a workshop called The Encircled Self for Hali Karla’s SPECTRUM 2015 offering. As usual with my mixed media work, the aim was to create lots of deep meaning behind the piece and I amazed myself at how long... read more

Scholarship applications open

Important Update : APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! So many scholarship applications were received in just one day, I’ve had to close the process, to allow me time to go through each one and select the best fit. So sorry to all of you have missed out this time.... read more