“It is when you have tried and failed
that you are truly able to surrender.
Though you fail time and again,
you continue to try until, finally,
there comes a point when you accept your failure.
You fully experience and understand
your incapacity to move forward.
It is at that point that you surrender.
So keep trying.
That ultimate sense of failure
must come to everyone. either today or tomorrow.”
“Change” is the theme and name that this new set of mandalas have given me as their name. Today I am presenting Mandalas from the Heart of Change Part 1. The rest of the series will be presented in the coming weeks.
Throughout 2017 I created mandalas as I always do. Periodically I would go through them and see which ones wanted to stay in a collection permanently and discard the others. I never know what I am going to create when I sit down to do one, and while they always seem to want to be published as a set, I never know what the name or theme is until they are all done. Early in September I began the final work of printing each image to see which would work well in print (what looks good on a computer screen doesn’t always translate to print) and see which images really wanted to be out in the world as a set.
There are now 22 images, whose name, Mandalas from the Heart of Change, came to me as I was finalizing them. You can see them all on my gallery page, https://nwcreations.com/galleries/mandalas/, or just view and savor a few at a time as I release them on this blog over the coming weeks.
I hope you find inspiration and joy in interacting with them.