Happy New Year! I want to express my gratitude to all of you for being a part of Art2Life and participating in this community. It means so much to me, and I wouldn’t be doing this without you, so thank you.

During this nice break, I enjoy looking through my journals and noticing cool marks and symbols that I frequently use in my work. So many of them have specific meanings for me, so they are more like metaphorical symbols. I thought I’d show you some of them because they are another way to communicate visually and invite inquiry into your work.

Check this out…

Some symbols are based on nature, and others reference letters and lines. They aren’t necessarily unique, but what’s cool is that the meaning I give them is unique for me. They become my visual language that’s not always clear even to me but what’s implied is so interesting and creates curiosity.

What symbols do you use in your work and what’s implied? Let me know in the comments.

This week’s podcast features my conversation with Santa Fe based artist, Lauren Mantecon. Her beautiful work is all about symbols and metaphors. We had a lovely meandering conversation I think you’ll enjoy. Join us! Click here to subscribe to the Art2Life Podcast and catch up on past episodes, too!

Best wishes for the New Year and I hope you have a chance to make art today!


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