It has been a very long time since I have posted anything. Last February I had a depressive episode that knocked me down. It was only until this past January that I have picked up my art supplies and began creating again. I hadn't realized how much I missed it!
I first went to youtube and pinterest to help me get my mojo back. It had been so long that I was a little rusty. But just like anything else, once I started creating, it became much easier. With each new piece I am getting a little bit better (artistically). Mentally, I am doing great! With the support of my friends and family, medication adjustments, and wonderful counseling, I came through the episode relatively quickly. (Although, time stands still when your in it!)
So, having said all of that, I wanted to share with you an art journal prompt that really excited me. It's called What is your totem animal?
One of the things I learned in counseling is that the psyche is aware of so much more than our conscious realizes. And this is universal. That is why, for example, the symbol of a bird is used to represent freedom across many cultures.
American Indians used animals to represent certain personality traits in people. They are called a person's totem animal and it represents all of the complexities of their personality.
I was curious to see what my totem animal was, so I visited a website http://www.allthetests.com/quiz10/quiz/1095198776/What-Totem-Animal-Are-You to take a free test. The results were amazing! I was actually a mixture of three animals. The butterfly, eagle, and bear. I really connected to the butterfly and that is the animal I chose to journal about. (Technically it's an insect, but whatever!)
Here is what I came up with:
So, I challenge you to take the quiz and then do an art journal page that celebrates your totem animal.
I would love to see what you come up with.