As you probably know, I’ve been posting various art-related entries to my tumblr. I recently received an interesting comment there to one of my posts with my morning journal pages (this partucular one incorporating my drawing of a tree), and I thought it was interesting enough to share here.
Wow. Hah. I canâ€™t say that I put that much thought into it. I just sort of needed something to draw, saw a tree on the cover of a book similar to this, and so I drew it. But perhaps your suggesting there are some subconscious tendencies to this, which is to be expected, I suppose. Itâ€™s common that unexpected meaning comes out when you create something.
Or to think about it another way, once any art or writing is made, it owns itself and is free toÂ be many things to many people. Anyone can take any piece of art and interpret it as they will. At that point, the art begins to say less about the artist than it does about the person interpreting it.Â
Your response tells me a bitÂ about you, that which fascinatesÂ you, and the way in which youÂ view the world. You seem to show your spiritual side here, andÂ certainly your passion for trees. (I would be interesting to learn how you developed your theories on trees.)
As to my relationship with my motherâ€¦ we are very close, always have been. I must admit to some recent tension due to a series of recent challenges, which have affected the entire family. The result of this wasÂ that I have been the stableÂ rod supporting my motherâ€™s emotional rollercoaster. A role Iâ€™ve been honored to play, able thus toÂ clearly seeÂ my mother grow and become a stronger person. But Iâ€™ve also recently reached a place in which I have had to seek my own sanctuary, my own space for personal emotional growth. A goal Iâ€™m still in the progress of working toward.
Maybe all that is in that little sketch that I threw together yesterday morning. Iâ€™m not inclined to think so (it was such a quick little drawing based on an existing tree), but who knows. Many, many things are possible. (^_^)