The Queen Archetype

In creating ‘The Queen Archetype’ card I have found new meaning with the seven feminine archetypes that I find seated at the imaginary table.

I haven’t paid attention that is full of information about the queen. She is the keeper of confidence, perhaps of leadership, part of alliances to be made and the ability to attract the finer things throughout life.

I have ignored the needs and wants of each archetype at the table and the seven are rather unhappy. If given the proper attention to each type they could be a help to one another.

I feel because I am the reclusive type of person hearing the queen’s complaints have not been heard and at times ignored. The queen’s needs are a bit scary for me – that need for power becomes over whelming as I don’t think of these concepts in my day to day experiences. I haven’t the need for either power or control. Power is granted by a people – it isn’t lasting. Power should be used for the greater good of the people or it becomes an illusion and compromises the integrity of the queen.

Power and authority can be additive and very hard to let go of. It almost seems to become a huge give and take or lose oneself entirely.

Through this short study I have concluded ignoring the short comings of the queen can cause her shadow side to emerge and become more intense. She knows her integrity could be in danger.

It is well to keep a balance and avoid the struggles for all who take a seat at the table.

The Feminine Warrior

From the previous post and class I was reminded of Archetype Cards. I have enjoyed making these collages and find I wander back and forth
with them. I have kept a notebook through the years of the writings and a deck of cards. I am a firm believer in Jung and find his teachings and
books most helpful in everyday daily life.

I would like my life to become more adventurous, I have to be willing to take more risks, try new methods and ways of doing things in a perhaps a little
more daring way. The archetype I feel that best describes the adventurous type would be the feminine warrior. She is the heroine in books, she has
at times lived in darkness and struggled to brake free. When she finds the way out of her struggles she returns to the light with more strengths.

I feel she repeats the process many times over, an evolving character.

~Notes, SoulCollage a good starting point for creating the cards.

Past, Present, Future

A painting of the Past, Present and Future. The whimsy girls remind me of archetypes. I have always been interested in the study of Jung. One of the girls represent where I have been in the past – the word that best describes the past is ~ambiguous. While the present word would be ~anxious in various part of my life, I look to the future where I could be ~adventurous.

~Notes: Another class from Iris Impressions Art

Tiny Journals

A beginning of a tiny 5 x 5 journal. I used scraps I had saved from mixed-media papers. I enjoy the book making process although I cannot tell if I am doing it right or wrong, but it seems to be working out just fine. I have also drawn some archetype faces and cut them out for the journal. The class is from, Iris Impressions Art. I can’t say enough about all the classes offered online. I have not came across an unlikable class. Each teacher offers free classes, usually and most have YouTube channels. If one is interested in any type of art please try a class as I feel you will not be disappointed.

You must learn to stop thinking in terms of beginnings and endings, successes and failures, and begin to treat everything in your life as a learning experience instead of proving one. ~Guy Finley, “The Secret of Letting Go”

Happy Easter

In your easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the easter parade.
I’ll be all in clover and when they look you over,
I’ll be the proudest fellow in the easter parade.

On the avenue, fifth avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure.
Oh, I could write a sonnet about your easter bonnet,
And of the girl I’m taking to the easter parade.

~Irving Berlin

Wonky Byrd

Art from a ~Journal Jam~ Class with, Effy Wild. The ~Wonky Byrd~ is from, Willowing Arts on YouTube. At ~Journal Jam~ I have been experiencing many of these whimsical ladies. Each lady I sketch and then paint are lovely with their own personality. Their face colors are different, the eyes vary – some are as almonds and others large, dominating the entire face. Hair styles are unique and tiny lips are always very colorful. The ladies are slowly becoming a family of sorts – sisters, cousins, aunts, great aunts and grandmothers. They are taking on a life and place of their own and I enjoy creating them.