I am drawing mandalas like practicing a meditation. When I start to design a mandala, I set an intention and simply allow the magic to happen.
All mandalas are first designed on paper with pencil, Indian ink and markers.
Only Eco-friendly, biodegradable materials are used for my products.
Made in Portugal
Designed and produced in Portugal but shipped into the world.
Hey there, I am Julia
I would call myself an artist, mum and surfer. I have a big passion for nature, spending time outside and living my dreams. Since I was a child I new that design was my path. At the age of 14 I went to a special design high school in Vienna, Austria. Afterwards I studied 5 years Information Design in Graz, Austria. During my traveling around the world for 10 month, living in a camper van and exploring natures beauty I realized that mother nature provides all the inspiration we’ll ever need.
I simply love what I do. Passion, trust and love are my motivation. Spending time on creating Mandalas feels like a gift to me.
– Julia Unterberger
My most inspiring source is nature
Observing and learning from nature with its countless patterns, shapes and colours is my secret of inspiration. While practicing a free open mind I am opening myself up as a channel of creative force and allowing those energies to materialize through me in our world. During meditation, yoga, surfing and being in nature, mandala ideas just enter my mind like butterflies – colourful and volatile.
Mother Nature represents the universe for me – with it’s creativity, it’s colours, it’s patterns, it’s power, it’s beauty, it’s diversity, it’s purity, it’s simplicity, it’s silence, it’s phenomenal solutions, it’s adaptability, it’s sounds, it’s resourcefulness, it’s flexibility – simply it’s fascinating perfection.
Why are you drawing mandalas?
I am drawing mandalas like practicing a meditation. When I start to design a mandala, I set an intention but don’t know exactly how the mandala will look like in the end. It’s an inspirational process where I focus on trusting to draw whatever comes to my mind – to listen to my inner voice and to release any fears of “screwing it up”. Curiosity, trust, fun, joy and serenity are my personal keys when it comes to drawing mandalas.
What fascinates you about mandalas?
The fact that mandalas are found all around the globe in different cultures. Those colorful, circles and squares of patterns & shapes appear nearly everywhere. During my travels to Asia, the far East or Oceanian countries I discovered that mandalas follow a common sense of energy, of wholeness, of integrity. While the monks created impressive mandala artworks with colored sand during a meditative state of mind, the indigenous tribes of New Zealand tattooed tribal round patterns dedicated to their gods of nature. The geometric patterns of the islamic religion that I found in Russia, Bulgaria and EAs follow mathematical rules since centuries underlying cosmological principles. The sacred geometry that we find in nature’s most beautiful creations fascinate me enormously. Understanding that Devine connections between sound frequencies and the mandala patterns created on a Tonoscope changed my whole world.
What are you offering?
I am creating mandalas for different purposes and intentions. The wide arch of my mandala work spans from jewellery, montessori-inspired wooden toys to lamps, customised wall decorations and much more. I love when people contact me to design mandala symbols for marriages, childbirths or occasions.
In my mandala workshops I invite the participants to use the geometrical form “circle” as symbol or reflection of their inner state at that moment. My goal is to let the people’s creativity run wild and to unfold their creative potentials.
Mandalas – Signs of Healing
Making a mandala is a universal activity, a self-integrating ritual. The pattern found within the mandala can help describe the nature of our being.
The mandala is about the journey to the center. It is a symbol that signifies wholeness and inner transformation. The mandala is a symbol with unlimited potential – it is a spiritual map to help guide us back to our natural state.
“Mandala” means “circle” in Sanskrit, the Indian language. It is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. In common use, “mandala” has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.