“Expect Miracles” started with adding gold to the little holes on the front of the stone thus creating the six orb extensions (legs). From there the whole design just unfolded naturally. In the end I found it intriguing how it looks like an aboriginal-styled turtle painting. In Native American culture, the turtle represents Mother Earth, with the hard shell representing perseverance and protection.
As a Mandala Meditation Stone, “Expect Miracles” reminds us to awaken to the miracles happening all around us. When we start to notice the small ones, we gradually open up and allow ourselves to see the bigger ones. At some point we’ll see how we create our own miracles with our in-the-moment awareness, intentions, and focus.
In reality, we are the miracle!
I used acrylic art, with gel pen details, to hand paint this stone.
1 1/4″ x 1″ x 5/8″ (approx: 3.2 x 2.5 x 1.25 cm)