Sunday, September 13, 2015

This is the Way the Mandala is Made!

 A mandala begins simply enough, 

 A quarter turn...a quarter turn...
color goes all around 

 Little things added...
a ruffle here

 Bold lines there

Choices made

 and changes, too


 Detail...a flourish here and there,
a quarter turn...a quarter turn

 Once more 'round the circle...
this is the way

The mandala is made!
(20" x 20" acrylic on canvas, Stacy Wills, 2015)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Portal and a poem by Dante Alighieri

Portal (Stacy Wills)
24" x 36" acrylic on canvas

The Love of God

The love of God, unutterable and perfect,
flows into a pure soul the way that light
rushes into a transparent object.

The more love that it finds, the more it gives
itself; so that, as we grow clear and open,
the more complete the joy of heaven is.

And the more souls who resonate together,
the greater the intensity of their love,
and, mirror-like, each soul reflects the other.

-Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

At Home in Nature's Cathedral

 I feel at home in nature's cathedral.

"Look up!  Look up!" the timbers sing -

and I, humble penitent,

quick to obey, 

behold glory.