Mandala materials: natural materials e.g. cockle shells, stones, seaweed
Respect for the Earth and the natural landscape in which we live. Climate Change, coastal erosion and flooding- what impact is the lockdown having on the environment? We invited you to make a mandala using pebbles or shells on your daily walk.
Mandala materials: Seed pods, leaves flowers ferns
Celebrating forests and the essential role public green spaces have played throughout lockdown. Walk in your local park, make your mandala, see things in the detail of a leaf that you’ve never noticed before. Materials might be leaves, seed pods or things you might find on a forest floor.
Mandala materials: Repurposed, found and recycled plastic
Recycling, cleaning up our environment, collecting plastic from the Thames, the beaches and the foreshore. We invited you to recycle it into a beautiful mandala. What are the alternatives to plastic?
Mandala materials: Ceramics, sea glass and other foreshore gems.
Upcycling, turning broken things into beautiful things. We invited you to carve out some time at home to create a space for yourself; reclaim an area in your home to get creative with ceramics, glass or other neglected items.
Mandala materials: Shoes
Wear someone else’s shoes for the day, what does it feel like? What happens when you are walking? We invited you to take a favourite pair of shoes and share stories with your family, reflecting on the journeys you and others have travelled on foot, then design a shoe mandala.
Mandala materials: Use your imagination!
Creativity, wellbeing and mindfulness can make dreams come true! We asked you to have fun and help us to think about what other materials we could use for mandalas by making your own, sharing with us the things that matter to you.
Mandala materials: Recycled bricks, concrete, cement
Turning landfill into a community park, where insects and wildlife can thrive again. We invited you to make a mandala to create a natural habitat in your garden.
Mandala materials: Local produce
Sustainable communities, grow your own vegetables and plants, foraging, live a healthy lifestyle. We invited you to make a mandala from local produce or things you have grown yourself. Plant seeds for the future and share your dreams for a world that is changing. We can make it better.