Artist: Janey Colbourne
I am primarily a writer and musician but I’m a very visual thinker with a vivid imagination. I meditate and practise shamanic journeying and I like to walk in the woods and talk to the plants. I sometimes draw pictures of my visions and dreams. My octopus sketch is my attempt to capture the spirit of a dream I had about a baby octopus that wanted to be rescued and taken to the ocean. It was a significant dream that I wanted to share because of the feeling it gave me. This baby octopus is overflowing with unconditional love.
I drew the picture on my iPad with my finger. Although the drawing is very simple I think I have captured the mood of the dream. I awoke with such a lovely feeling that stayed with me, I’d like to pass that feeling on.
I also like to photograph nature and use that in my work, in some of my books, and to make memes with my poetry and prose. My words about gratitude on a photograph of a daisy are particularly important to me, as practising daily gratitude has helped me through some tough challenges in life. It’s a very simple practice that can gradually transform our state of being in a subtle but powerful way.
Find more of Janey Colbourne’s work over at heartseer.wordpress.com