Guest Doodlewash: Making Mandalas

Doodlewashes by Jessica Seacrest

These inventive and lovely doodlewashes come from Jessica Seacrest in Tucson, Arizona (follow her on Instagram!). It was just in April of 2015 this past year that she started making art or as she says, “creativity knocked, and I opened the door.”

Since then, Jessica has allowed herself to explore any medium that caught her fancy.  She started keeping art journals, a general one, and a square size for mandalas.  She actively participates in the on-line 100 Mandalas Sharing Circle started by Kathryn Costa.

Her favorite mediums have become watercolor, ink, and brush pen. (Yay! Mine too!)  Jessica says, “most of my art has a focus on round shapes, and mandalas, with something a little quirky thrown in here and there.  I make art, simply, because I can, and I look forward to learning plein air watercolor sketching techniques.”  (Yes! DO! Can’t wait to see what you’ll make next!)

Prior to her current art journey, her previous artistic expression was through embroidery, knitting and clay. Besides this creative adventure, she continually explores herself through meditation and Qigong.  Jessica considers herself to be an enthusiast of creative acts, and hopes that her story and expression will help to encourage others to explore their creativity. 

When not doing the things above, she can be found at her day job – an accounting manager for a civil engineering firm where she’s been working for almost 20 years.  She went to school for accounting and also holds an MBA.  (Smart and artistic, eh? Excellent combination!) Be sure to follow her Instagram feed for more lovely things! 

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Creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world! If you’d like to be a guest artist on Doodlewash.com, contact me!
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21 Comments
  1. Kari 2 years ago

    Very pretty! I love mandalas too. I tried doing some Islamic geometric mandalas as well as some zendala (zentangled mandalas). Definitely following!

  2. Teresa Robeson 2 years ago

    Those are seriously cool mandelas! Love that lower right one the most.

  3. amaryllislog 2 years ago

    I can see how her mandalas would be ideal in embroidery and how beautifully her work transfers to sketching and painting. I would agree, creativity blew her doors off…really stunning work and so inspirational. I love it when ideas collide and create something new. I’m very inspired by this post, thank you for sharing Jessica with us Charlie!

    • Author

      This makes me super happy, Cathe! Jessica’s work is so cool, beautiful and creative! I’m so glad you like it too! 😃👍🏻

  4. Sharon Mann 2 years ago

    What joyous painting. Jessica’s artwork is inspiring. I’m so glad she opened the door joined the creative fun!

    • Author

      I agree, Sharon! I get so thrilled when someone newly launches into art and knocks our socks off! 😉Hehe…Jessica is great!

  5. Jodi 2 years ago

    Love these!! Thanks for another great intro Charlie!!

  6. artandmoondreams 2 years ago

    What a wonderful creative journey she is on. Her enthusiasm shows with these beautiful images. Fantastical, whimsical, and lovely to look at. Thank you Charlie for featuring such a great adventurer.

  7. Jessica 2 years ago

    Charlie, a sincere thanks for featuring me as a Doodlewasher. I find you, your blog and other Doodlewashers to be fun and inspiring! I appreciate all the lovely comments!

    • Author

      You are so welcome Jessica! ❤️It was an honor to add you to the Doodlewash family! Your work is fantastic and I appreciate the opportunity to share it! 😃

  8. Angie 2 years ago

    Beautiful, colourful, playful… art that makes me happy!

  9. kungfunaomi 2 years ago

    Wow! Very bright and colorful!

  10. ann christina 2 years ago

    Beautiful portrait and works!!! Thanks for sharing, Charlie!!! 😊

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