art by Arlene Kim Suda

pay attention...

pay attention…

week 52: grant me

Posted on December 31, 2012 by aks

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain
but for the heart to conquer it.
Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield
but to my own strength.
Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved
but hope for the patience to win my freedom.
Grant me that I may not be a coward,
feeling your mercy in my success alone;
but let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure.

– Rabindranath Tagore


This feels like a good prayer to share to end a year and start a new one. I’m looking forward to new projects in 2013!  It also feels good to look back and know how much this drawing practice has changed me. I am always thankful to all who I know have been out there supporting me – I do appreciate your friendship and love!

Grant me, pencil on paper, 10 x 10 inches

Grant me, pencil on paper, 10 x 10 inches

from week 36:  creativity is magic…allow the idea to find you

Creativity is magic, pen on paper, 10 x 10 inches

Creativity is magic, pen on paper, 10 x 10 inches

 

from week 32:  devotion

Devotion, pen on paper, 10 x 10 inches

Devotion, pen on paper, 10 x 10 inches