NancyThorpe

This woman had problems with her driving, and recently had two accidents, one where a man was injured. She was very upset about harming someone, and feared yet another accident. She indicated that she was multi-tasking while driving and zipping about town, not focusing as much as she should on the road. She thought it might be due, in part, to the fact that she wasn’t sleeping well.

The Painting: I drew a red zigzag line coming from the back of her car, which gets lighter in color and intensity. This symbolizes the need to defuse her speed or haste while driving, and the need for her to be focused so she can drive safely.

There are nine tasks she feels she needs to do. There is also a cone that points to the first task to indicate her need to concentrate on one thing at a time. The first task is illuminated to indicate the need to focus just on it. Later, as I continue drawing, the cone turned into a tornado, which represents her confusion from juggling too many things at once.

She is drawn as a number 9 because she mentioned that she is a 9 in the Enneagram system. Briefly, the Enneagram system assigns numbers to different personality types. The 9 in the painting is in a gold and copper bubble of protection, to indicate the need to pamper herself but more important, to see her self worth and to protect it. Her bed floats in cushy clouds to encourage a good night’s sleep, to help her concentrate on daily activities and be a safe driver.

For some reason her piece is whimsical despite the serious nature of the situation.

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Comments: “I think your personalized art aids a healing process in multiple ways: being able to safely talk to another person who actively listens with compassion, later hearing what you’ve written helps reinforce the concepts, and then seeing the art work that you’ve created – a one of a kind absolutely personal piece – can help shift one’s perceptions and remind one of one’s own goals and desires…it is serving me well and reminding me of the changes I’m working on in a harmonious way. (It is) gentle and I like it.”

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