I had to laugh when I read Anita‘s eloquent blog on Tuesday because for the past week I have been immersed in working on a Grace mandala. She captured the concept so well, while it has been quite the struggle for me to grapple with the word and all its meanings. Mine has been in the works for several months. I had made some sketches and had written down some of my feelings about Grace. But of course, once I started to draw it, everything changed.
And there is Grace in that for sure.
So many opportunities have arisen in the last few days to challenge my ideas about it. I have to laugh about that as well. It seems to be the pattern. Once I make a decision to tackle a particular word, the lessons show up all over the place.
I will be finished with it soon, and will share it here along with more of the story about making it. I wanted to use just a small detail of it for now, but the lighting was bad, and it is late, and it all felt just a bit beyond my technical capabilities. So for now, these are the markers and the palette that I’m using.