Saturday, November 1, 2008

a three legged chihuahua


we're having pancakes this morning, and my history and discovery channel-loving 15 year old son says our three-legged chihuahua, jimmy, wants to do the iditarod. we laugh good naturedly at the thought of our beloved jimmy out there mushing with all the sleek sled dogs. actually, jimmy has four legs, but only three work the way god intended. as a puppy, jimmy had been abused and neglected. he came to live with us through the wonderful work of the chihuahua rescue league after we saw a picture of him in our neighborhood paper.

what does this have to do with making mandalas? well, that's how i feel sometimes - like a three-legged chihuahua in a highly competitive race. admittedly, i have my own list of "challenges" - some might call me a late bloomer to be picking up a brush at 48, but, hey...at least i'm blooming! this mandala is called the journey. yeah, this artist-life is my own personal iditarod...i'm not "in it to win it" - but i am enjoying the ride.




4 comments:

Sue O'Kieffe said...

i say it was worth the wait. you are here. yippee!
( i didn't begin making mandalas until i was 54)

Beverly Keaton Smith said...

love this mandala Stacy. Full of "bursting forth" energy!

Kate Jobe said...

Your mandalas have the quality of having as many legs as a centipede...they have ample ability to stay the course, regardless of when they began being expressed through you

Stacy Wills said...

now i'm really a three legged chihuahua...sprained my ankle today.