Jody Cooke © 2014 All Rights Reserved
I am so happy to be back at my drafting table creating in this wonderful new year. As much as I love Christmas and tell myself that decorating a tree, and a house for Christmas is my "art"....It's not! And Christmas cookies aren't either. :-) They are creative, and artful but it's not my mandalas. I had so much fun making this design yesterday morning as the sun came up and started shining in my work room. It was as if a wave of peace came over me, calming me and reassuring me...all is well. I colored it today and just had such a happy and fun time with it. Now that I see it here on my website, it reminds me of a snowy winter day (which indeed it is) with all the promise of Spring to come soon. Happy New Year! May 2014 be the best year of your life!
Photography: Pat Olds
Hello, and welcome to my website. My name is Jody Cooke and I am a designer living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I have been an artist in some form or another for over thirty years. My new passion is mandalas! Since I learned about them in January 2013, I have created over 1,500 (black and white) of these circular patterns and over 160 full color. Some are very small and sketchy, most are 8 inches in diameter, currently I am creating on 24" x 18" paper (transitioning into a Lotus Mandala series as of summer 2017) and one is a 24 inch square acrylic mandala painting on canvas. Definitely not my preferred medium..but I gave it a try!