I’m still searching for ways to get through this period, but I’ve just begun a project that I wanted to share with you. I’ve read a lot about mandalas through the work of Cath Duncan (Remembering for Good) and Kara Jones (Mother Henna) but shied away from trying it until today. Then an idea occurred to me. What if I could create a maṇḍala which I would add to throughout this period? So, that’s the project I’ve started. I intend to encapsulate Chris’ love of music, her faith, her love of sport and nature, and her strength in one art project, which I will add to each day during the run-up to Easter. I can’t really say what effect it will have, but I’m willing to give it a go. I know I’ve found the work of both women very helpful, and I am willing to really step out of my comfort zone this time, because I need to get through this in a way which doesn’t involve sleeping through it. (It’s a suggestion I make to myself only half-jokingly.)
Have you ever tried using art to help through grief? What did it offer you, and have you kept the pieces? I look forward to reading about how others have dealt with loss through art.
Wishing you peace and strength on your journeys,
- The Sacred Art of Making Mandalas (pixiq.com)