Mandalas were introduced to me in my Art Therapy training and are described as circles with a unifying centre and which represent wholeness. Any emotion can be expressed and contained within a Mandala. Because I am not too fond of ‘rules’ in art, my Mandalas sometimes extend outside the circle, but are still contained. Creating these Mandalas was a mesmerizing, calming, relaxing process. They were each done slowly over a long period of time and attention was paid to detail, colour and balance. The widely used term ‘mindfulness’ applied when drawing and painting these repeated patterns. Creating Mandalas is very good for the soul. These particular Mandalas are decorative and uplifting and can definitely brighten up a dull part of a room or passage.