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I forgot to post this one! Better late than never, as they say. At any given time there are at least three mandalas on my drafting table in various stages of development. I try and discipline myself to create at least one black and white design a day. I like the idea of continuing the self discovery on a regular basis to keep growing. The black and white designs take anywhere from an hour to two hours. That's time spent in meditation and peace, so it's well worth the practice to do this. What greater gift could I give myself? When I come upon a mandala that also has a sense of design that I like, I color it. They keep coming to mind.....so I keep drawing them. I can't believe I never knew about these until last year! Life is better with mandalas. :-)
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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!