Art by Lisa

Inktober 2021

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I really dislike snakes… and just the other day I had a challenge to draw something on the theme of “slither,” and all I could think of was snakes.As with many of my Inktober drawings, I never know what the end result will look like, especially the words or themes that challenged me the most.The idea began with crafting a labyrinth of snakes and as I started in the middle, the snakes appeared and I started to add other elements of nature.

Now, reflecting, I am doing some digging into the symbolism of this drawing and as with many of my works, it always amazes me at the messages that are working in my subconscious to bring into the world – and my own self-discovery.

Here’s what I discovered:

SNAKES are a representation of a creative life force. As a snake sheds its skin, this represents rebirth, transformation, immortality and healing. The ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life.

The DRAGONFLY is a symbol of self that comes with maturity. They can symbolize going past self-created illusions that limit our growth and ability to change. It is symbol of happiness and new beginnings. It means hope, change and love.

The SUNFLOWER represents faith, a spiritual desire for the ability to seek truth and enlightenment. It also represents loyalty and adoration. It is often association with happiness because of it’s link to the sun.Creative healing through art. Discover messages from your soul when you tune into your inner voice, the inner artist…. Find hope, change, love, and maturity as you grow.