The Elephant Project – an update

Creating the tiles for the mindfulness activities I read about each week certainly adds a dimension to the practices.  Some times it takes the week (or more!) of practising and reflecting to know how to represent a particular practice in polymer.  Sometimes the image comes quickly (like the leopard skin stilettos for Silly Walking). 



Some images will be easy for others to interpret – like the red feet for being aware of the souls of your feet. Others, like the coral textured tile to remind me to reflect on how I defend and define myself, are more obscure.  As I look at my slowly growing collection though, I am encouraged in the project and aware that small changes are happening. Even when I feel they are VERY small.  I know that I am more gentle with myself when I realise that my monkey mind has wandered off. I can gently and even affectionately bring it back to the moment I have in front of me.  It helps.

2 thoughts on “The Elephant Project – an update

  1. Tory

    Thanks for sharing this process with us, Wendy. It’s quite personal. So it’s kind of you to let us be involved. I like the clouds. Also the hands holding. Ooh. Also the door- is that a real hinge?
    Even if it is just you and me at the Lake Mungo Creative Spiritual Retreat and Art Play “Fun Is My Spiritual Path!” next year, we would have a voluptuously wonderful time together, I can tell.

    1. wendy Post author

      The little door does really open. It was a real trial and error thing! Next time I will consult an Art Ranch Hinges DVD methinks. I mean it is there on the shelf! What was I thinking?


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