Last week I explored a new symbol, the Fish Head Woman. I am not completely sure what that symbol is about, and I'm not forcing any meaning on it.
This week I explored a symbol that I've already been using in my art work, the Stag Woman.
I was really not feeling at all inspired, so I was delighted when I sat down to work, and a spontaneous change happened. I've been struggling with anxiety and overwhelm lately, and the Stag Woman, normally a symbol of strength and my masculine side, was instead falling over, bending over backward or dead. Instead of antlers, twin trees, or roots. It was cathartic. As I write those words, the connection to my daily stresses is obvious, but as I was drawing it was just automatic.
I was not happy with my art making process though. I couldn't find my favorite brush, and the ink colors weren't coming out the way I wanted. I kept messing up. Oh well.
Here they are.