Now I am finally beginning to feel rather like myself and with a successful surgery behind me, that will make my life transform in terms of physical limitations. I am moving daily into more and more gratitude. I went into the body shop and had a part replaced and now it is time for self nurturance and healing. Art has always been a healing, transformative activity for me, and now more than ever, I find myself longing to get back to drawing. So...
Prior to my surgery I painted background pages in my most recent journal. About a week after surgery I spent time here and there doodling and working randomly on a few of the pages, moving energy and letting artmaking begin to be a part of my daily recuperation schedule.
So as I doodled two of the themes that emerged, were butterflies and mandalas.
Here are some other pages that I worked on.
The movement and energy I need for healing, instinctual energy, wild ness contained and focused.
The image of flowering came up for me during a hypnotherapy session before my surgery, as here it presents itself to me in my journal process. Reminding me that healing is a growth process and happens naturally, just as the process of drawing unfolds naturally. So, yes healing happens.