Which is like the ‘ribbon’ symbol you see on cars and things supporting this cause and that – appears in a lot of our drawings from ‘the old times’ – that is “Shapes and Colors” from when we were young – in our teens and twenties. We started doing Shapes and Colors sometime during high school. It was an exercise we made up and gave ourselves to practice shading. We’d cover pages and pages with these “doodles” – usually grey scale, done with pencil, or sometimes ballpoint pen (yes – you CAN get a ‘shade’ with a cheap ballpoint pen!). But this particular shape dominated them all – it was in every one, sometimes several times (once even a hundred). Not that it ‘means’ anything . . . or perhaps it does, for whenever we draw it we get a ‘feeling’ – that this is some sort of symbol to us, and has always been since childhood . . .
See if you can make out what it is . . . because that basic shape (the outline of a fish; the “Christian” symbol or Pisces) . . . means to us something different. Give it a shot before you go down to what WE feel – and ‘see’ in this sort of thing . . . and have fun with it! (We do. Or try. Doing this type of art is hard . . . we must ‘zone’ on ‘out of here’ – and ‘let it be done’ by someone else in our head).
This is what we see/it means to us: A hooded figure – like a monk somehow – but this ‘shape’ is always meant (or “feels” as if it contains) a woman . . . a woman in hooded garb. Always has been, forever in our daze and days. But in this case (and this is the first time we’ve noticed this) – “she” is kinda like a cave leading into a mountain . . . an interesting thing, given what we remember from our past . . . that ‘witches’ dream we had, over and over again . . . not that I think anything “cultish” was going on . . . but perhaps you would or we will. We don’t trust them kind of memories and things (recovered memories that is).
I dunno. I’m not saying nothing. I’m just letting the ‘artwork’ of mine speak for itself – and saying what I’ve always seen. (Except for the ‘cave’ thing – this is the first time we’ve ever ‘seen’ that one.
Done in colored pencil on a sketch pad, and this one was done by “Mikie”, our inner being.