I had to diverge a fair bit from last week’s Life Book lesson. The lesson was taken by Effy Wild and was a bit too “art therapy” for my taste. I definitely appreciate the therapeutic function art and other forms of creativity can and do play in people’s lives but it just isn’t for me. For me, art is cathartic just through the act of creating, the calm space it creates in my busy life. I don’t use it for delving into deep feelings or processing them. While I opted out of that aspect of the lesson, I did enter into the spirit of working intuitively. I consciously chose to work in shades of green because it is a colour I don’t often reach for and maybe that woodland palette is why what emerged on the page was a female figure sporting antlers. The antler thing has been happening a lot lately. I have no idea what that is about or what it might represent. I’ll just go with it.