Tuesday, February 07, 2006
MMM: I am ready to stop avoiding...
This week's topic for the Mixed Media Memoirs is: "I am ready to stop avoiding...."
For other people's see:
I am ready to stop avoiding... being myself. So into this image I put the following:
"I accept being myself" (I prefer the positive wording for this!)
The word myself is at the centre of a labyrinth. Labyrinths can be confusing and disorienting but, unlike a maze, there is just one route to take. Taking it means that you cover all the ground over which the labyrinth is spread. The key is not to give up.
I looked for something similiar I'd made when I was doing enamels but I ended up having to create a new version digitally.
"For every force there is an equal and opposite reaction"
The birds that go with this phrase were inspired by the two of birds from the Shining Tribe Tarot, which is an extended tarot using many prehistoric images and mythical elements.
It depicts two very similiar birds going in opposite directions and ignoring each other. In my version I also put in a negative of the two birds to show that sometimes it is the opposite that we see and are attracted or repelled by.
I know that sometimes the thing I most resist will turn out to tbe the most beneficial. Other times of course its my intuition saying "not a good idea..." the trick is in spotting the difference! ;-)
Hence this is an expression of my acceptance of my shadow side and my continuing attempts to shine a light in there.
There is also an image that I call The Dreamer. I made her over a year ago out of collage and then digitally altered her. She is head down in a posture similiar to that of the Hanged Man of the standard Tarot. She represents someone who looks at the world from a different perspective and what's more is painting it with her multi hued-paint brush.
She has a fully-open third eye which indicates that she is operating wisely and intuitively rather than purely rationally or emotionally. (This is a goal for me.)
In accepting the dreamer aspect of myself I am accepting that I do see the world differently to many others, not better or worse, just differently. And I hope that this acceptance will make communication easier!
Posted by Caroline at 2/07/2006 07:06:00 pm