I love New Year’s as a time to think about the coming year and where you want to go with it. Like many others, one thing I do at this time is pick a word of intention to help guide me over the coming year. For 2015 my word was create. This year I have chosen the word inspire.
To further explore my intentions, I then take my word and expand on it. Last year I drew a tree and wrote words and phrases that personally connected to create for me.
This year I made a web. First I mapped out all my words in pencil. Then I drew images I associated with each of the words around the word’s bubble. It ended up being a bit of a big old (creative) mess so I decided that the original was my rough copy. Next I wrote it out again but this time in ink. The doodles around the words came from my personal iconography list and I also just made up other image associations.
I got the idea of making a Personal Iconography list from somewhere but I have searched all my books and can’t find the reference. Hopefully I will find it in future so I can update here and share where I got the idea from.
The last step for my web may be adding colour. I find colouring soothing so I may save that task to a day I need a bit of TLC/mental space time. For now I just like contemplating all the inspiration I may get up to this year:)