Bev's Happy Owls

Sigils

On a weekend workshop many years ago, I learnt about Sigils! I'd never heard the word before but apparently they're symbols or seals, which are said to have magical powers! Whilst on the workshop we did an exercise, which I enjoyed, this is it:

Write a brief paragraph of your goals, ambitions and start it, “I aim to accomplish..”

Next, write out a sentence that incorporates these aims, “My aim is to be..”

Then, decide on a single word that incorporates this sentence.

Draw a single design out of the letters of the word, (this is called a sigil).


The image above was my sigil (you may recognise it from my Happy Owls logo) and my word was ‘Happy’. Turns out my mission in life has always been to be happy, it took a while but I got there, I'm not 'happy' all the time of course, that would be weird!

Try it yourself; it's interesting and fun. Here's a recap of how....

Write yourself that brief paragraph of your goals, ambitions and start it, “I aim to accomplish..”

Next, write out a sentence that incorporates these aims, “My aim is to be..”

Then, decide on that single word that incorporates this sentence.

Get doodling now, draw your single design out of the letters of the word, that's your sigil. Put it somewhere so you can keep it forever!