Fish Out of Water Pages 1 & 2
Inktense Watercolor Pencils
In this dream I go to the beach house of a friend because she is getting married. On the beach I find a large orange fish (like a gold fish) lying there. I know that the fish needs to be in water but it looks like a fresh water fish to me---so I don't know what to do. I think if I put the fish in the wrong kind of water (fresh or salt) instead of saving it I will kill it. I put it in a water-filled ditch but it is too small and the water is dirty (perhaps like my apartment which I have been meaning to clean?). I ask questions about myself as the fish: What is my element? Why can't I breathe? Finally I make a picture (while recording the dream) of a fish swimming in it's element. Amazing to me I do not get the "element" reference until I post these pages in "Art Journaling For Women" fb page. I have just been talking about the movie Fifth Element and that Love is the fifth element. I realize that the element that I am seeking is love. These words came to me (the next page I'm going to make): There is an Ocean of Love Inside of You--Dive Deep! I realize that I have been looking outside of myself for my art muse--to the creations of artist friends. Inspiring--but I must connect to my inner artist self to create authentically.