I still find it pretty fascinating to see how one page leads to the next and to the next. Often when there's an oddball page, one that doesn't seem to relate to the other sketches, it's because of some event in my life. There's not really an oddball page in this mix but there is quite a change between this week's and last week's pages.
I'm still studying symbols but on Thursday, Clara got sick and that prompted me to look for a symbol that meant healing. Thus the sketch below of Lord Dhanvantari, the Hindu god of medicine. That led to buddha and then on from there.
I'm also starting to notice the symbols around me, the ones I and others use. This weekend Clara was building a castle out of wood blocks on the floor in her bedroom. She had two half circle blocks placed up on the bed post above her. When I asked her what that was, she said "right now it's the sun but when I take one away it becomes the moon." (I'm pretty sure that symbol is going to make it's way into a painting very soon.)
One of the things I'm most excited about (besides symbols!) is that my sketches are starting to lead to ideas for paintings and then the painting leads to more sketches. I've had so many painting ideas lately that I've considered starting them all, just so I don't lose the idea or my interest in them. I've been thinking of Austin Kleon's idea of chain smoking with your projects, which is to let one project light another and so forth. Here's a fantastic video he made about the idea. I'm off to chain smoke now. ;)