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Happy again with my brights! I started painting this mandala earlier this summer with my beloved Winsor Newton inks....then what happened, I don't know...my daughter wanted a sleepover, friends coming to visit, a jump in the pool? Who knows for sure...but it sat on my drafting table for about a month. I kept wanting to get back to it, but never quite made the time to finish it. Now with school back in session, I made it a point to finish it AND post it! Voila! I think it truly reflects my happy joyous summer with all the warm orange, pink and yellow.
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!