The theme for this months Expressive Arts Carnival, is:
Using only a regular pencil (not colored), make a simple shape on the page that represents a core belief that holds you back. Then draw (using the same pencil) around the first shape to represent support for change of that core belief.
I went into this months carnival unsure of what was going to happen. Connections have not been my strong suit lately – either internally, or externally; and this exercise really needs those connections.
- The square in the centre represents the square peg that I feel like… I’ve never quite fitted in, and feel quite separate from the rest of society – like a square peg in a round hole. The triangle doodles in one section of the square, are very similar to ones that I did while in high school. I’m not really sure what that, or the other sections mean, but they were important to add. The surrounding squiggle represents that I can fit in, and can move towards being less rigid in my thinking and behaviour.
- The square represents my internal structure. That structure is rigid and unyielding. The surrounding squiggle is the barbed wire that is going to keep everything, and everyone, out.
Quite different interpretations, aren’t they… When I was drawing the square, it felt more like the first interpretation was true; but, by the end of it, the second felt more accurate. The first fits with this months Arts Carnival, but the second doesn’t.
It’s been some time since I’ve done any art, so I wonder what part that played in the conflict regarding the design and interpretation. It’s possibly a sign that I need to get back to Art on a regular basis…
Now playing: Damien Rice – 9 Crimes