Friday, July 28, 2023

Dreams and Memories and Left Hand

Last night I dreamed I looked in the mirror and saw Amelia Earhart.  In 1979, I was fortunate to see and hear Joni Mitchell perform this song in Vancouver, B.C.  



23 so far in a series of 53 tiny mandalas drawn with my non-dominant left hand.  When I was working on #23, I was feeling angry and sad and scared.  Something shifted in the process of drawing #23.  Something prompted me to fill the entire picture plane but once I had done that there was still no resolution.  When I woke up yesterday morning, I knew I needed to cut the mandala out and create an open space, free of anger, sadness and fear, while still honoring those emotions.  The Chinese character in the center is the word "hand." 

Chinese character for left hand:


Sending love always


Colette said...

It is amazing to me how you can use your mandala making to reach deep inside yourself.

NewRobin13 said...

I love how cutting the mandala out and creating and open free of anger, sadness, and fear helped. A lovely open space of peaceful resolution.
Oh Amelia...

Sabine said...

It is as always impressive to see your work.

37paddington said...

Art speaks to and from your soul. And wisely, you listen. Beautiful pieces.