Monday, 4 January 2010
starlight & moonlight
An old castle bathed in starlight. A rare, blue flower blooming in the faint glow of a new moon. Tangled, green vines reaching upwards..... energy, growth, hope & stability... ?? I like to think so!
Journaling as art therapy is something I find really interesting. The idea that letting your conscious mind recede while doing something creative, allows the sub-conscious to come forward and express itself.
I've seen this in action while writing 'morning pages' (Julie Cameron - 'The Artist's Way') and since I don't do a lot of diary writing these days, I like to look back at my own art journaling. What is it that I might be trying to tell myself, or express. Sometimes it can be nothing at all - it's just a piece of art. Sometimes there is more to it. Self-portraits in particular, can be very telling.
I need to read some books on the subject, find out more. Maybe see what Carl Jung had to say...