Today I (re)started reading and working through the book “Meeting the Madwoman”, by Linda Schierse Leonard. This book is all about empowering the feminine spirit and acknowledging that the madwoman includes both creation and destruction. It’s about embracing our inner madwoman and using that energy in a creative way to better our lives. It’s about acknowledging the dark side of our femininity… not only the gentle side which society has approved. Lately I’ve been finding myself thinking a lot more about the dark side of life in general and in myself. I’ve had the realization that the darkness has an important role to play, when used appropriately. Anyway…I’ll write more about this sometime in the near future. For now though, I wish to share the sketch which was inspired by my recent rumination on and acceptance of the dark side…the wild woman within.