Week 23: Celtic


Celtic Mandala

For this mandala design, I created one full-color version using color pencils:

Celtic Mandala
Celtic Mandala – 4″ diameter

My asymmetry mandalas come about by drawing in-the-moment inspired doodles.

The Celtic mandala is one of a series of 21 asymmetry mandalas created over a 3-week period in autumn 2007. I went into the creation of this mandala with the intent of drawing an abstract celtic knot. It consists of one long tube that twists and turns, over and under itself 31 times…forming a continuous knot. Like a circle, it’s without a beginning or ending…it just is.

The Message

Celtic reminds to en-joy our journey…and most especially for all of its up and downs and twists and turns…they are the best part!

Too often we expect our lives to be a straight and easy line from point A to point B. When instead, it’s more like a road map nightmare. If we straightened out the one long tube that makes up Celtic, only one small portion would fit within the circle.

What may seem like a hot mess of a roadway is really a beautifully choreographed journey, that flows from one adventure to the next. Think how much more we get out life and how much more enjoyable life is when we experience the ups and downs and all arounds through the eyes of the adventurer!

Instead of dreading the next turn, let’s eagerly await its arrival…and expect something wonderful regardless of how it may seem at first.



joyfully, Maureen
The Mandala Lady


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