These are my symbols, what are yours?

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    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.

    rupeegroupie, ErikBerndt, and 35 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Dee Painter AZ 52 months ago | reply

      Oh wow.....have to enlarge this and read it all.

    2. mousesleeves 52 months ago | reply

      cool--this is really fun & engaging.

    3. pageofbats 52 months ago | reply

      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.

    4. mousesleeves 52 months ago | reply

      I like it even more now that I read of the connection to Pullman.

    5. ErikBerndt 52 months ago | reply

      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 ....

    6. firelightforge 52 months ago | reply

      Wow, love it Kipling.

    7. gallery of the absurd 52 months ago | reply

      I share the Luna Moth and Daruma. I love this one bat lady.

    8. pageofbats 51 months ago | reply

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

    9. blacvulture 49 months ago | reply

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

    10. GardenLynn 31 months ago | reply

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

    11. pageofbats 31 months ago | reply

      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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