Watercolour/gouache sketch from the years I spent hill walking in Wales.
Five years ago, I attended an Adlerian Summer School, based on the teachings of Alfred Adler, Austrian psychotherapist and founder of the School of Individual Psychology (1870-1937).
One of the workshops I signed up for was entitled ‘Earliest ChildhoodRecollections’. It was Adler’s theory that if we could pin point our earliest recollection/memory, we would find clues to what he referred to as our ‘private logic’ – metaphors for an individual’s personal lifestyle.
During the workshop, we were asked to go back to our rooms and make a sketch of our earliest childhood recollection. This exercise proved to be most revealing.
Sketch of my earliest childhood recollection.
This image depicts me at three years old standing in front of a cobbler’s shop fascinated by a colourful, miniature carousel displayed in the window..
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