How I Found Myself In My Drawings
First came the drawings, over a period of many months. They emerged out of my subconscious, creating creatures I’ve never seen before. Then came the quest to discover how they were meant to connect with people out in the world, over another period of many months. Finally came the production of this book. It has been a two year odyssey of learning to do something I’ve never done before.
There are 12 chapters, each with it’s own pen & ink drawing. Each chapter has two parts: 1) “In My Dream” where I write as though the drawing is from a dream and I am recording it in my dream journal, 2) “In My Daylight” where I use my conscious thinking and my intuition as though I am journaling about what the dream means to me in my life.
I leave the drawings in the original black and white. Each person who has looked at them sees something different. Over time I have found that the drawings speak differently to different personalities. If I were to add color where I wanted to I’m afraid I would inadvertently guide people to see only what I see.
This book can be used as a guide to your own personal journey, as an inspiration to draw or journal, as a conversation piece between people who want to get to know each other better, or to inspire your own mysterious dreams.
A Technique for Using Drawing and Journaling to Understand Your Inner “SELF”
This book will guide you through a simple and playful process of self-discovery. It starts out with suggestions and helpful direction on how to get the most out of this book.
Each chapter has two parts. The first part, “Creating Your Own Artwork”, is basically doodling whatever you feel like. This is where the inner parts of your personality communicate with you so that you can see what they want you to know.
The second part, “Your Journal”, is where you write down anything that comes to mind about your art piece. A form of doodling with words. This will help you to translate the artistic symbols into words so you get a sense of what the artwork means to you. Similar to understanding the symbols in dreams.