This week’s journal page was about de-cluttering and organizing art-space and arts practice. I started with a compass and protractor to give structure to a hand drawn mandala. Then I splashed on primary colours and swirled them together. I then drew out the shapes with shading and black and white details. Lastly I added the word “Structure” along with some text and number stamping .
These two spreads were created in the latter two weeks of August 2020. The left hand panel is a long view of life patterns and the panel on the right is patterns I am changing.
I drew on some familiar elements: gears, clocks, flowers, bubbles and a compass. Although I have a pattern of over-scheduling myself and sometimes “going on automatic” mostly I meander through life going with the flow, led by intuition and finding some bright lenses that help me see things with new clarity and optimism.
In terms of change, I hope to increase the “blooming” and decrease the automaticity and scheduling.
Life on Zoom. I feel conflicted about Zoom (and other conferencing apps). I know that people want to connect but I frequently feel trapped and stuck in the meetings. It’s a strange new experience. I’ve used these applications for training events and information sessions for years but never socially.