Creativity: Artist Scrapbook 21

This week I bring you my Pacific North West pine tree page. You can certainly see a theme to this one! The tree drawn on red paper is a Christmas card from my youngest , dating from primary school. He still likes to make tiny hand-drawn cards on  special occasions!

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The Magic Tree still smells faintly of spice. The drawing on the left (not the original) was one of those quick scribbly off-the-cuff efforts that worked out really well. The photo it’s based on was taken in Australia – somewhere around Melbourne, I believe. Kurt wore one of those trees as a pendant  at a concert in Seattle. You see how it all ties together!

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Next , another half-page, taken from a notebook in which I had drawn the little man with the big wooden heart – visual pun. I added the Joseph Campbell poem, which I love, and which relates back to the woods on the PNW pine tree page. A cabin-in-the-woods is my favourite fantasy, but it has to have hot and cold running water and WiFi…

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On the reverse, yet another horoscope with the words “You are shedding an old skin” highlighted, followed by a quote from Clarissa Pinkola  Estes wonderful book “Women Who Run With The Wolves”.

A woman has – ” a need to have her talents, her gifts,and her limitations respectfully acknowledged and accepted…Hold out for the right medicine. You will recognize it because it makes your life stronger rather than weaker.”

My medicine is creativity – a life in art, as Leonard Cohen put it, and with a regular dose of Nirvana (and lots of other great music).

 

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