Meditative Stone Art (Paperback)

Learn How to Create 50 Mandala and Nature-Inspired Designs

By Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango

Rock Point, 9781631066696, 144pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2020

List Price: 23.99*
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Alleviate stress, foster creativity, and commune with nature while creating beautiful art with Meditative Stone Art.

Let artist Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango guide you on a meditative art journey, for beginner and expert crafters alike, as she shares her unique, sophisticated, and inspiring designs for decorating stones. Along with the fascinating histories of rock art and mandalas, meditation practices, information about gathering the perfect stones, tools, and art techniques, Meditative Stone Art includes 50 illustrated step-by-step projects—25 calming mandala designs and 25 nature-inspired designs, including:

Drawing and Painting Techniques:
  • Creating White Work Designs
  • Creating Black Work Designs
  • Creating Colorful Designs
  • Creating Metallic Designs 
25 Mandala Designs (Step-by-Step Tutorials):
  • Ancient Symbol Mandalas: Spirals, Dots, and Concentric Circles
  • Hinduism-Inspired Mehndi and Kolam Mandalas
  • Buddhism-Inspired Mandalas
  • Judaism-Inspired Mandalas
  • Christian Rose Window–Inspired Mandalas
  • Islamic Geometric Rosette–Inspired Mandalas
  • Free-Form Mandalas
25 Nature-Inspired Designs (Step-by-Step Tutorials):
  • Butterflies
  • Beetles
  • Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Gardens
  • Fish
  • Feathers
  • Shells
  • Clouds
  • Galaxies
  • Constellations
Chock-full of beautiful photography of finished pieces and easy-to-follow illustrations and instructions to get your designs just right, Meditative Stone Art will have you feeling focused, creative, and relaxed in no time.

About the Author

Maria Mercedes Trujillo Arango is the author of Rock Point’s Meditative Mandala Stones kit and is a self-taught illustrator-crafter from Bogota, Colombia, who now calls New Zealand home. She likes to draw, paint, and embroider. In 2001, she became interested in mandalas and started drawing them and learning more about their history, psychology, and symbolism. Since 2011, she has combined her love of mandalas with painting beautiful stones she has collected.