One of the class we are taking this semester is all about understanding symbols! One of our assignments this semester is to write a paper about the symbolic content of our dreams. In order to do that we need to record our dreams in a dream journal! Here is the cover to mine:
I love how it turned out. We are supposed to be doing a combo of visual and written journaling - like an art journal - but I have not yet had any desire to create an image in this journal. Its quite amusing to re-read what you write at 1am. For instance, last night I wrote "client treatment plans...circles" that was it - exactly those words with the ellipse in there too. I have no recollection of why I thought those two things were important or what the dream was about.
Another thing we are doing is to complete some art in class. The first piece we did was a guided imagery painting. This was done with watercolors.
It is an image of the vessel I saw in my guided image. During the exercise I had thought to myself "this is a really large container for such a small amount of water" (we were told to pick up the container and get some water in it to take back with us and I automatically thought that I only needed a few sips worth of water). When we discussed it my teacher said it was very interesting because containers often represent women/feminine energy and since I am a leader and I take care of/nourish my cohort then the image makes perfect sense!
This class is very interesting so far. I think we are all enjoying it. I will be sharing more symbols class art creations with you later on in the semester!