In our first lesson was to cover a page with colour. I coloured a page and I picked a glowing pink. Unusual for me. It made me feel nurtured and I even had a little lie down after and snuggled up as it was a cold day. So I suppose the pink made me take care of me.
Then we looked at These shapes are the Five Universal Symbol.
What words came to mind for these symbols for me.
Circle- What goes around comes around - change
Square - Package, box, contained
Plus sign - Spiritual sign, safe
Spiral - Freedom and creativity, fun -
Triangle – triangle relationship, 3 sides to every story
List the following shapes in order from your most favorite shape to your least favorite: Plus sign, Square, Triangle, Circle, and Spiral.
In order for me….1st Spiral, 2nd circle, 3rd triangle 4th square 5th plus sign
Found In All Art And How To Use Them writes that these shapes symbolize:
Circle Square Triangle Plus Sign Spiral
Unity Foundation Goal Oriented Relationships go with the flow
Earth Energy Reaching the East v. West
Grounding top Night v. Day
The universal survey: Whichever symbol you listed first, your favorite, symbolizes what is YOUR GOAL RIGHT NOW. Your second favorite symbolizes YOUR HIDDEN STRENGTH.
Your third favorite symbolizes WHAT YOU WANT YOUR GOAL TO BE. Your fourth favorite symbolizes what YOU ARE CONSCIOUSLY IGNORING. Your least favorite symbolizes what YOU ARE UNCONSCIOUSLY IGNORING.
So looking at my words to each symbol. I feel my freedom is very important.
All the other meaning make sense to me. My square is the 4th so yes I need more grounding. But last is my spirituality and I relationship to it. ! I have let things lapse of late.
In this video we watched Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor and how after a stroke she experienced the right side to the brain. Its very moving and worth watching. Takes 20 mins
I had great fun with another exercise of doing a torn paper face
My torn paper face. it was fun. I remember going through the book earlier in the year, and avoiding it!
But today I was on the computer too much doing some research, I made myself stop and do it.
I had fun looking through the magazines and saw two faces I liked. One is like a drawing a child did and a boy with paint on his hands YES! anyway while I was doing it I realized that as a child I wasn’t really encouraged to be creative.
I suppose it shows my love for creative freedom in the bird, my English upbringing with the cuppa tea. But I made my self different with flower earrings. ( I am a trained florist) The butterfly – a transition right now, with new beginnings for me. The boy reminds me of my children all boys and how I would have loved to get paint on my hands like that.
The love of underwater, painting and flowers come up. Looking at the light reflects my spirituality.
It was an interesting one to do, and definitely got me into my right brained frame of mind.
In one of our exercises we did a scribble drawing. with whatever is around markers or pastels etc.