Something caught my eye as I glanced toward the open window in my office.
It appeared as rain drops on a calm pond – just like the example we use to describe aura in the Zentangle Method. ("Aura" refers to lines which follow an existing shape at a small distance like in our tangle crescent moon.)
I got out my phone and took this picture from my desk:
What was going on? I got up from my desk and walked over.
This is what I saw when I looked down:
It was a series of Bijou step-out tiles for crescent moon I had organized in a plastic sleeve for a project Maria and I are working on.
Once I had the pictures, I knew they would be great for a blog post. However, I got stuck writing the ending part of the blog. So last night when I went to bed, I imagined that the words to finish it would come to me in my sleep.
This morning, as Maria and I shared our morning coffee on our porch, I picked up The Nature of Personal Reality by Jane Roberts. I opened to a paragraph describing the states of individual personalities as comparable to "the strong patterns of energy that always represent motion, life and variety."
Well, there you go . . . those words crystalized what i had in mind (and in heart) when I sat down to share this experience!
Those ripples that somehow became embossed on that plastic sleeve appeared to me as if the ink-drawn patterns within were radiating their own pattern, rippling ever outward.
Seeing those ripples reminded me that as I create my art, whether on a small paper tile, or on life's larger canvas, each stroke resonates with its own energy. The resonance of each stroke extends outward, rippling far wider than I can ever imagine.
At least this is as I choose to imagine it.
All of which is a delightful reminder to approach everything I do with a reverent deliberateness and with gratitude and appreciation.
Bijou just proofread the blog for me. He pointed out that those ripples are just like his own snail shell spirals. Nice catch, Bijou!