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I've been experimenting with a three/six pointed mandala design. Most of my designs are based on eight points like a compass....and I actually begin drawing with my center point, the first circle and I radiate out from there with a line North, South, East and West, then fill in with North East, South East, South West, and North West points and lines. Okay, so none of that applies anymore with a mandala that begins with the Trinity. It's fun to shake things up...if I'm not changing then I feel like I am stagnating. This has freshened my approach and I appreciate the new thinking that this progression from three points, to six points and then finally twelve has brought on. I can't say I'll do many of these, but I did like the divergent. Enjoy!
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!