Yesterday, in our monthly journaling group, I tried to follow my own advice and start by just grabbing photos of whatever caught my eye. Strangely, all three images I found were of colorful, beautiful men. I didn't even notice until they were all attached to the page, and after I had colored them up even more than they were.
It brought to mind the idea of decorating the self, of making the body the canvas. I don't decorate myself much, but I think I am going to try to be a little more flamboyant in my clothes and accessories.
Why should we not celebrate our artistic vision by making our own bodies be a sign of who we are?
I think this sends a message that we value individualism and self expression, that we value the Spirit that has breathed the creativity into us.