I got your latest this morning as seen above. It's truly wonderful. This whole project has been so fun because we have totally different ways of approaching it. I love this.
Here it is upside down. It's just so cute and funny and amazing.
And the back of the envelope:
And here are the insides:
The top inside one looks a little like two hedgehogs having a bit of a row, or snails with fuzzy shells doing the bunny hop. Or the hokey pokey, I can't decide. The yellow dotted one looks like a distant cousin of that ant-like alien queen from Lilo and Stitch, but with better hair. I like your description better than mine: "What is this? Bat Mask Spirit needs no wings." Very poetic!
I've never done these ink blot things. Are they still used professionally? Is there a standard text somewhere to find out what your interpretations mean?
These blots remind me of another kind of interpretation: dreams. A couple of weeks ago for work, I hired a guy from "The Consciousness Institute" to lead a workshop on Dream Interpretation. I put together a little outline of what I hoped he would cover and then found myself sitting in on the presentation. He didn't exactly do what I had requested, but the people who showed up seemed interested and he was somewhat engaging in his stumbling but compelling way. I honestly thought he would bring copies of a list of approved dream symbols that people could take home and put by their bedside in the event they might wake up from a dream and want to do some spontaneous self-interpretation, but I was sadly mistaken. He basically said that dreams are not about the story but are about parts of you, which seems pretty common sense-y, although I never analyzed my dreams before. For example, he mentioned that dreaming about driving a car is about your ambition, your drive. I said I have dreams of driving, but it's always from the back seat, and I can't reach the steering wheel, or the brakes or the gas without having to reach around the driver's seat, which has no one in it. Everyone laughed, even though I wasn't trying to be funny and when I thought about it later, I must really feel that way. One of these days I'll just have to either climb over that thing and sit in the front or remove it completely before I get into the car and just operate the vehicle from the back seat and be done with it.
He also talked about this other kind of dream that I have had for many years and it always makes me happy in the dream but when I wake up, I feel like I lost something, or left it behind. Apparently this type of dream is very common: have you ever dreamed that you are in or live in a small, dark house; then, behind the couch, you discover this door that you hadn't seen before. You open it and find another apartment with sunlight streaming in through the high windows. Everything is white or off white and the furniture looks comfortable and inviting. You feel as if you've found a secret addition to what you'd thought was your small, cramped home. I love and hate that dream. When I am in it, it's very exciting but I never get to experience living in that room because I always wake up before I even set foot in it. It's aggravating.
OK, it's my turn again...I have some ideas so stay tuned. I am going to have to recall my days of home ec for this one.