There would be no wars if all people amused themselves with drawing 

Pablo Picasso, great Spanish artist, once told: “There would be no wars if all people in the world amused themselves with drawing”. This quotation is similar to Dalai Lama’s idea that if all children meditated, they wouldn’t be aggressive and would turn into grown-ups having no war conflicts. Such kind of art, as drawing a mandala illustrates that very well. In her interview, Kristina Rushkovskaya shared more information about it. 

Mandala means a circle, which is the most important religious symbol. People believe that it can help get closer to what you desire thanks to the fact that during the drawing process a person adjusts his consciousness to a positive mood. Mandalas can be drawn absolutely in any colors, in any style, with any patterns. The main idea concerns the author who can step aside of the world and immerse himself or herself into inner world. The task is to draw the first what you think about in this condition. Mandalas are symbolic circles you draw in this case. They concentrate energy and can contribute to realizing dreams, changing a person’s inner world and even his or her worldview. 


“When one creates mandala, one doesn’t think about drawing skills. One stops focusing on the reality around. One just meditates. Meditation and drawing calms one’s mind, which often causes conflicts in people and between them”, said Kristina.   

Kristina Rushkovskaya has been drawing mandalas and spiritual paintings for more than 7 years. Spiritual art serves as her source of inspiration. 


“I like icons very much. I really enjoy it when I look at them. And when looking I observe them from the professional point of view, trying to understand, how this or that drawing influences people”, she commented. 

Since mandala creation is not technical work but spiritual one, it can take different amounts of time from two weeks to many months. For example, it took about a year for Kristina to draw her personal Orthodox mandala based on the icon called the Most Holy Mother of God (in Greek: Pantanassa). 

Kristina Rushkovskaya draws mandalas not only for herself but for other people as well. Her drawings are very popular, because they have incredible power and energy. In addition, they are real works of art and perfectly complement the interior. 


"Since I have long been working on drawing mandalas, I can quickly feel the energy of a person just by talking with him or her. Then I let our collective unconscious create a symbol for this person. In this case, I am just a technology carrier”, said Kristina. 

According to the interviewee, it is necessary to clear the artist’s mind when drawing in order his or her mandala could really influence artist and improve space around. Kristina Rushkovskaya is a vegetarian. When drawing a mandala, she does not eat at all and necessarily prays. 


In her opinion, anyone can draw mandalas. She noticed that simple exercises, for example, drawing on paper any patterns, are enough to learn how to create amazing pictures. 

“When you think that something goes wrong or you look bad, these are just illusions created by brain. An artist doesn’t have to depict reality accurately like on photos. Everyone draws the world as he or she sees it. From this point of view, anyone can draw”, she added. 


One of her main recommendations in mandala drawing is always to refer only to one’s inner world and feelings. During her workshops, Kristina asks participants not to look at the drawings of others because this severely limits personal energy. 


Kristina is a talented, incredibly good-natured person with amazing energy, who is always open to communication. She believes that all women have unique energy. 


"Women know how to create and how to change the world on an intangible level. They are able to feel the energy of other people better than men are. Many women sometimes don’t even realize how powerful they are in this regard. However, changing the world without changing anything at the physical level is the real magic", she finished. 

Viktoria Yezhova, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community

Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov