Monday, March 21, 2011
It's funny how life changes so much without much really changing. I know it seems hard to understand what the heck I'm saying but what I mean is that from the outside looking in my life hasn't changed much in the past couple of weeks but inside, deep inside, things have changed so much.
I don't even know how to explain what the changes have been but I can tell you that they haven't been easy. My mind has been whirling and churning and try as I might I haven't been able to slow it down or reign it in.
What I have been able to do is shift the focus of my art. I've taken to doing things that are meditative. That slow my mind and give me a respite from its feverish speed. This bowl of rocks was so enjoyable to create. Each one a mini meditation that cleared my mind.
These are the rocks I collected on vacation during the summer. I love the smooth texture of them and just feeling them in my hands while I created the mandalas gave me a little bit of joy.
So now that I have this bowl of rocks I have to figure out what to do with them. I'm playing around with some shadow box frames I got at Ikea. I like the way they look and now I just have to figure out a way to make it all work.