“You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self.
Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them.”

~ Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull ~

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pagan Art Journaling ~ Week 1

Aradia says . . .

"What are your intentions for this project? What do you hope to get out of it? Is it about healing, creativity, community, or something else?

To start off this journey I thought it would be nice to think about what you want for yourself right now - what do you want to nurture and bring into your own lives at the moment. Find a word, quote or image that speaks to you right now and let it be your guiding light/idea/theme for this week, this month, this turn of the wheel, or this entire project."

For someone who basically flies by the seat of her pants on any given day, that's a lot to take in and think about which would explain why it's taken me the WHOLE week to try and come up with answers and then to put those answers into some kind of art project.

At first I was going to do some kind of mixed media, paper cutting, gluing, make it messy kind of project, but then something stirred inside of me and I was moved to draw . . . it just kind of flowed . . . asking your angels, guides, and spirits for help actually works!

I started by drawing the tree, which is a symbol of grounding and connecting to the Earth for me. And then I pictured myself as a butterfly; I've been in a continual state of growth this past year (which continues). Shedding old belief systems, connecting with new beliefs - I'm in a constant state of catharsis and renewal.

The bands of color represent my chakras which, with the help of Reiki, I've been cleansing and opening. The image of the triple Goddess represents my connection to her in all her aspects.

Above the triple Goddess are bands of gold that I sprinkled with glitter. This represents my connection to Spirit.

Note to self - felt tipped pens and water color pencils do not mix when water is added! My chakras are looking a little muddy so I'll have to do some extra work on them this evening!



Anonymous said...

Yay! I love how much thought you put into this. It's amazing. And don't worry, not all of the prompts are not so difficult! I promise you'll be able to fly by the seat of your pants too!

Faerie Sage said...

Love your week one post! Very beautiful, I see the intention in this,
mine will be up soon I hope!

Sara said...

wow, that is a great week one post. I am almost done with mine. Hugs Sara

Mina said...

I love your first week journal page. It marks a beautiful foundation for your journey.

intothedawn said...

Beautiful page! I love all your symbolism and color. Looking forward to sharing this 52 weeks journey with you.