There are some things that just take their own time. Today, I finished one of the first milagros I started when we began this journey. It is small. I had thoughts that it should be easy to finish, that it would go quickly because of its size, because I liked the pieces I was using, etc. None of those thoughts got the work done. I allowed myself to give the work some space and I allowed myself time to find the right materials to finish. Funny, the backside took almost as long as the face. I call this work, She walks in, Dreamtime.
A child’s china doll leg sits on broken dishes. The pattern in the dishes makes me think of Africa or tribal cultures. The colors are of the earth. A radiant halo of natural blue-green colored stones are the colors of sky and grass. The soft blues of the stones remind me of a type of turquoise referred to as dreaming turquoise. There were times during the making of this small piece where I would start crying, softly, like a gentle rain.
I feel poetic. I wonder if it is the after-effects of Dan’s birthday party where his friends read him their favorite poems.