I drew this mandala during a particularly difficult morning, when I was feeling extra sensitive and had lots of noise and hubbub happening all around me. When I’m in a regular state of mind, leaf blowers are an annoyance. When I’m feeling like I have no skin, they’re an assault to the senses. In the text that (very imperfectly) folds into the curves of this mandala, I try to reconcile the gift of my senses with the challenging things they sense. I never did finish the thought in the drawing, but I do in the caption below.
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I too experience that “without skin” feeling at times. I hope both you and your distressed mermaid (great image, btw!) are doing better now! Or at least, soon…
Yes, I’m doing much better now. I drew That mandala back in October, when I was having a lot of health problems. But I’m sure that I’ll feel that way at some point again. Glad to know I’m not the only one!