These are my symbols, what are yours?

A friend gave me the idea to draw my goals for 2011, but when I sat down to do it I realized I had to work on defining the symbols first.

  • Dee (Diana 5y

    Oh wow.....have to enlarge this and read it all.
    Fascinating!!!
  • mousesleeves 5y

    cool--this is really fun & engaging.
  • pageofbats 5y

    It was interesting to do, because I keep using the same images over and over, and some of them had meanings, but some I really had to think about.
    This drawing is influenced by Philip Pullman's "The Golden Compass" books; the way the compass works, it can tell the future by focusing on symbols, but there are layers of meaning. The correct reading is taken from the relation of symbols to each other, and it has to be somewhat intuitive; and the meaning can change depending on your mood or what is going on in your life at that moment.
  • mousesleeves 5y

    I like it even more now that I read of the connection to Pullman.
  • Erik Berndt 5y

    Ooh! I like this a lot!
    Adorable luna moth here!
    And interesting contrast between gear and fetus.

    PS; my symbolism is often geometrical:
    red square: trapped energy; yellow rhombus: dissolution;
    red circle (Japan): concentration, strenght, focus ....
  • Lisa Geertsen 5y

    Wow, love it Kipling.
  • gallery of the absurd 5y

    I share the Luna Moth and Daruma. I love this one bat lady.
  • pageofbats 5y

    ^^^ Don't tell anyone, Kristin, but a lot of it is just plain old boring practice!
  • blacvulture 4y

    Taking your idea! Loved this page. I,too, notice that I use the same symbols over and over.
  • GardenLynn 3y

    I love this! What a great idea! Finding your symbols opens a whole new can of worms! Thanks for the inspiration.
  • pageofbats 3y

    Have fun with those worms!
    I noticed that a lot of symbols that society promotes one way actually mean very different or even opposite things to me...which means I can say stuff in plain sight that most people don't "get" at all. Suits me just fine. :-)
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