Are you a Gypsy Girl? Do you love: Colorful clothes, Dancing barefoot on the sand, Flowers and Beads and Baubles in your hair? You know how you want to live. Perhaps now is the time to start.
Our gypsy girl stares out over the sea. Whether her feet are in a boat or on land, we don't know, but her thoughts are on water. In astrology and in tarot, water symbolizes emotion. Life for our girl has become too much about surviving - the things she must do each day to keep living, the mundane chores and responsibilities. What is missing is the waves of emotion. The tichel on her head is made of fabrics from the places she has been. For good or for bad, everything she has been through she takes with her. As she embarks out onto uncertain seas, she will discover which patterns to let go of, and which to embrace.
Stamps are not just for cardmaking, but can help you express yourself in an art journal. If you have never journaled with images, it is a wonderful experience. I first learned about it in my 20s via a book about Art Therapy - which is just a fancy way of saying healing through art. This can include deep-rooted issues or just daily problems and concerns. There is not one person alive who couldn't use a positive outlet for their emotions.
But just expressing myself in messy crayons to expell anger is not enough for me - I want a figure to work around.
I create girl stamps to make it quick and easy to get a figure onto a page, even for someone who is good at drawing. I love to use other people's stamps and alter them once they are on the page, but even just a stamped image alone can do a lot for a page without doing anything else to it at all.
If you have only used stamps to make cards, I invite you to try them in a journal.