9 January 2018
Recurrent dream about a train trip, in the 1800s, traveling by train with someone I love, but in another time, another life.
Make art about trains, about riding a train, about the song of a train whistle.
10 January 2018
The lessons never end until we leave the body.
Make art about a lesson learned recently.
21 October 2017
Make art about feeling like you can’t speak, about not saying things you need to say, about self-silencing.
22 October 2017
Make art about being new to language, a child learning language.
23 October 2017
Make art about the first naming of things.
24 October 2017
Make art about a fever.
25 October 2017
Make art about long sleep.
26 October 2017
Make art about seeing the web.
27 October 2017
Make art about seeing the doctor.
10 June 2017
Accompanied my daughter and son-in-law today for that GrandPerson’s first trip to a fair.
Make art inspired by a fair, or carnival.
11 June 2017
Traveling on back roads today, my favorite way to get anywhere.
Make art about back roads, country lanes, two-lane blacktops cutting through nothing but countryside.
12 June 2017
Grading and gardening day.
Make art about pulling weeds, about weeding things out.
13 June 2017
Dreamt someone I love brought me a gift.
Make art about a fistful of stars.
23 April 2017
Rainy Sunday. Yep. Make art about the art of the nap.
31 March 2017
Twice this week, I’ve dreamt of peacocks. I also saw one alongside of the road.
In Greco-Roman mythology the peacock is identified with Hera (Juno) who created the peacock from Argus whose hundred eyes (seen on the tail feathers of the peacock) symbolize the vault of heaven and the eyes of the stars.
In Hinduism the peacock is associated with Lakshmi who is a deity representing benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and good luck.
Similar to Lakshmi, the peacock is associated with Kwan-yin in Asian spirituality. Kwan-yin (or Quan Yin) is also an emblem of love, compassionate watchfulness, good-will, nurturing, and kind-heartedness. Legend tells us she chose to remain a mortal even though she could be immortal because she wished to stay behind and aid humanity in their spiritual evolution.
In Babylonia and Persia the peacock is seen as a guardian to royalty, and is often seen in engravings upon the thrones of royalty.
In Christianity the peacock symbolism represents the “all-seeing” church, along with the holiness and sanctity associated with it. Additionally, the peacock represents resurrection, renewal and immortality.
Themes of renewal are also linked to alchemical traditions to, as many schools of thought compare the resurrecting phoenix to the modern-day peacock. Along these lines, the peacock is a colorful symbol of transformation. Like the phoenix, the alchemy peacock can remind us that we can rise out of our darkest moments. It’s a metaphor that speaks about dying to the ego-self, and being reborn into a new life of awareness, spirituality and illumination.
Make art inspired by the peacock.
20 March 2017
A recurring dream plays a significant role in the novel I just started.
Make art about what you dream again and again.