Hi, My Name is Liona and I am a self-taught Dot-Master.
I have been creating and selling mandala art and related articles for the last 3 years, and in total I have been living off my painting art for the last 20 years (since 1999).
I got into mandala painting by chance when I was preparing hand-made gifts for my vocal students and searched for a way to create those presents.
Since I only painted at night at first, I immediately noticed that my sleep has improved as I was falling in to it easily and peacefully.
Later, when I made mandala-dotting part of my daily routine I could see how it helped me relax and center.
At first I was just counting dots, it came as a natural habit that originated of the need to assure symmetry while painting.
Soon I realized I was thinking of absolutely nothing while dotting- my mind was quiet for long minutes. It became my only meditation habit (oh, I’m such a restless person I could never sit and meditate like everyone else).
Later I began listening to music, guided meditations and affirmations while painting and soon I noticed how my whole life was changing- I felt more centered, calm, and able to better handle life’s hassle and challenges. Today I can actually sit down and meditate like the rest of the people... what a joy!
While perfectioning my particular technique and precision I focus my learnings on a wide range of beneficial aspects mandala dotting has to offer.