Lesson 1: making marks, making meaning
|Using a bamboo skewer to create the spider web and the end of a paint brush to scratch through a swatch of color for random energy.|
|A stipple brush|
|Using white oil pastel for resistance.|
|Painting the meanings of the symbols|
What I learned
- I do not have the patience to paint with a bamboo skewer. Very little paint ever made it on the page.
- To notice what speaks to me, what draws my attention and gets me thinking. Because I am aware of these symbols, I am noticing them pop up throughout my day. I allow myself to stop for a minute, to pay attention to them, asking myself what message are they bringing.
- These symbols have actual meanings that rooted deep in religion and cultures that go back thousands of years. The universe speaks to us through them but we must pay attention and notice them.