I’ve been following San Francisco based artist, Lisa Congdon on Instagram for a while now and love her style. She recently shared that she had a class available on Creative Bug and that it was free on sign up, so on one of those days in the studio when I wanted to be creative but didn’t want to think too hard, I decided to check it out.

I looked out my neglected craft acrylics and put together a more unusual for me colour palette…

colour palette

And in my mandala practice journal, I created a version of Lisa’s iconic geometric star. I didn’t mind about not having masking tape and going over the lines and greatly enjoyed mixing colours for the first time in forever!

geometric star

Inspired to keep going, I decided to check out Lisa’s Line Drawing class as well …

One of the things I am very passionate about when teaching a workshop is that the students can take the process and apply it to their own work in their own style. Nobody wants to be a carbon copy of anyone else – especially when making art!

So I made sure to take what I’d just learned in those two workshops and see how it’d translate into something more Julie-ish.

This is another one of my prehistoric inspired mandalas, and I quite love it.

prehistoric circles mandala

p.s. I’ve been getting lots of emails from folks about Mandala Magic 2015, and I just wanted to reassure you that it is happening, although registration will be a bit behind the predicted schedule.

That’s because I’ve been working on something else to be announced very, very soon! I know you’ll love it, so make sure you’re subscribed to my email updates to be the first to find out. It’s free and it will get straight to the heart of the matter.