Monday, April 19, 2010

Free mandala coloring pages for you - and free shipping this week too!

Inspired by Sister Diane's recent podcasts about FREE, I've decided to offer a free five-page PDF download of some of my original black & white mandala designs.
Please visit my website (or click the button on the right hand side of this blog) to download your free coloring pages.

I'm not asking for anything in return. Feel free to print out as many copies of these as you like, and use them in any way you like. I just ask that you not use them to create any product that you intend to sell. But, color them and have fun. Share them with kids and friends. Throw them into photoshop and color them on your computer. Frame them, hang them on the fridge, or make them into cards, collages, or whatever you like, to share and enjoy.

I am no longer selling either the old Groovy Coloring Book or the Mod Mandalas Coloring Book, and I realized that until I get those going again, no one who doesn't already have one of these books is really able to color my mandalas right now! And that is sad. So please, have some pages for free!

Why would you want to color a mandala, anyway?

Well, check out this article on Alternative Medicine, which explains:

Coloring a mandala using pencil crayons, crayons, paint, or pastels combines the benefits of meditation and art therapy. People who color mandalas often experience a deep sense of calm and well-being. It's a simple tool that doesn't require any expertise, but it can be remarkably soothing and nourishing. Mandalas not only focus your attention, but allow you to express your creative side, which many of us neglect in our daily lives.
So go ahead and color it and if you like, please share your finished product on the new flickr group I just created for this!

Oh, and speaking of free...I am offering FREE SHIPPING all this week (thru April 22) on everything in my Etsy shop! I'm participating in the Etsy Trashion Team Earth Day Sale, which you can learn more about here. I'm also the creator and admin for the Trashion Team's Facebook page - become a fan!

Head over to the shop if you like, and take advantage of free shipping on all recycled record art from Eye Pop Art. Happy Earth Day!


alexkeller said...

oh thank you! i love to color :)
my son isn't a huge fan yet - at 4 he gets mad if he doesn't stay in the lines. but he'll get it!

Peggy Heacock said...

These are beautiful! I attended a meditation retreat last weekend and the leader discussed mandalas as a form of meditation and prayer. I teach adolescents in a treatment center and want to introduce mandalas to them tomorrow. Thank you so much for making these available!
Peggy H