So Thursday turned out to be a very colourful session here at No Panic Sheffield.
We discussed the history of Manadalas, the earliest evidence of Manadala arts dates back to the 1st century BCE, but appeared in the 4th century in Tibet, China and Japan. We're never too old to learn are we!
We had the choice of creating our own teaching or healing mandala from scratch - not for the faint hearted, but we have some really talented and artistic members (I'm not one of them, a 2 year old is a better artist than me). The other option was colouring in pre-printed Mandalas for some mindful art.
We all had great fun, chatting away whilst working on our creations, the mandalas with smiley emojis proved very popular and put a smile on everyone's face.
By dinnertime the room was full of wonderfully colourful mandalas and we ended the sesion very happy and relaxed so, here's to our next session.
Sam's tip for this week - kick back and take a break from all the hustle and bustle.
For contemporary examples of mandala art see @lady_meli_art on instagram, https://www.instagram.com/lady_meli_art/ (this is not an advert). Lady Meli also does zentangles and doodles which we have done in a session (each) before as well.
Till next time.