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Week two of the Season of Nature and I already feel like I’m trying to fit everything in! Must be because Rituals is open for registration and that’s a good thing!

My first spread is for Riet’s language of flowers spread. The quote if from Le Petit Prince, a book that had a big impact on me notably because I identify with the Rose so much.

So naturally I wanted to add a quote from the book: “People in your world cultivate 5000 roses, yet they do not find what they are looking for” (my own translation).

The second part of the spread is found here.

“And yet, what they are looking for can be found in a single rose”.

Roses also feature in my favirite book series, The Dark Tower by Stephen King. I think I identified so much with that story because of their very presence in it.

A lot of the other flowers I explored had soemthing to do with the passage between life and death or with communicating with the dead, or even notions of immortality and nostalgia. So that was so interesting to me because those or themes that I explore a lot in my life and art. 

I definitely plan on exploring those flowers further.

This next spread came out of a dream I had this week.

It was one of those strange ones that stay with you.

I kind of wanted to capture the feel of it but of course that is difficult to do.

I LOVE using sequins under packing tape.

For my last spread this week, I pulled cards out of my two art journaling decks: the We Are All Artists deck and the Art Journaling Game deck. I was feeling uninspired but these cards helped spark enough in me to give it a go.

The background is beet ink from my Witch’s Brew (my new favorite color) and some Adirondak alcohol inks. 

I used water puddles and ink and let creatues emerge. The left side held birds (I was talking about the Cormorant in my Totems grousp this week) and the right has land creatures.

I love the result of this intuitive exploration.

I hope you are all having a great week!

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