Thursday, July 17, 2008

Soul Journal - Days 3-4

Wow this is not only fun, but a total learning experience. First, I thought I'd share the front cover of a diary I kept in junior high and high school. Doing my Soul Journal brought back some memories - and this is soooooo cool! It says (among other things) that "Only cool people may read this, and they are:" with a list of my cool friends' names. I've come a bit further these days but not much, I'm thinking. For one reason I STILL USE THE WORD COOL! 33 years later, and I can't stop saying it! What's up with that?


The next step was not only to find a picture of a knight or protector of some kind, but:

"I want you to think about what you need to protect and nourish your creative spirit. Think about the things that sustain you. What’s needed to shield you from outside criticism and your inner critic?Today we will be constructing our own Soul Armor!I want you to think of strength and protection. Think about what you turn to when you are “under siege”. What does your creative spirit NEED more of? How do we keep all those critical voices from crippling us in our crusade?"

So here's what I did to express all that...

I will say this - for some tough guys, it was hard to find a knight who didn't look completely GAY. Seriously! What's up with that fluff on his hat and the horse's hat? This was the best I could do. Now y'all know I am totally down with the gay boys, and a lot of them are extremely tough, but the knights I was finding honestly looked kinda nellie. I did NOT feel protected. But the big horse with his big horse eye - how freaky is that? - looked very protective. So there you have it. I'm not quite done coloring in his horse coat, and I put a lil silver leaf pen on the knight, but not too much because I was afraid he'd turn into a big shiny mess. Just to gay it up some more, I put silver glitter glue on the horse's hooves. I just couldn't help myself! Sorry, big protector horse.

Till next time, Cheeka.

5 comments:

Altered Route said...

Your too funny...ok, then my knight is a drag queen as he is a she now...with Mona Lisa Eyes!! That's 'cool' that you still have your old diary!

Christy said...

I can't even look at the picture because I am laughing too much at the words. You know, after Broke back mountain I can believe in gay Knights too. Fighting for the princess not to win her hand but because she is his best girlfriend. Love your knight, and love your protection word choices. But I gotta say, those glittery hoofs are the best!

KathrynAntyr said...

There are a lot of good words on your armor page. Trust is my favorite. I just joined and I'm a bit behind. Swing by and try on my armor. I think it will fit you.

Scrappy Cat said...

This page is really cool - I'm just starting to look for "protection" for myself now.

...Cindy... said...

Ooooooh! I LOVE your soul armor page! That composition really strikes a chord with me. Thank you for sharing!