Sometimes, you discover an art passion accidentally. That's what happend with me and mandalas. I needed a clear ruler. And the least expensive one came in a case with a protractor and a compass. So I ordered it. And then I remembered that a few months before, I'd seen a video from Kara at BohoBerry, demonstrating how to draw a mandala using a compass, a protractor and clear ruler. So, I decided to give it a whirl. My paper was a bit too small and my pens weren't quite right. I was still thrilled and instantly smitten with drawing mandalas. You can find Kara's video here.
This one is my first effort. And while I can see the flaws, I'm also reallly proud of it. Drawing is completely outside my comfort zone. But I find the act of sitting down to draw a mandala relaxes me and frees my brain to think creatively.