Tag Archives: self-reflection

How to Make a Masquerade Mask Part 1

If you want to a fun project, try making your own masquerade mask. Masks possess an appeal for many people. Perhaps their mysterious nature invites us to hide parts of who we are while we develop talents we want to … Continue reading

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Returning to Writing

I’m trying to find my way back to the reflective writer I once was. Funny thing is, she seems like another lifetime ago. I search for her in memories and imagine a woman who rose every morning to write. Yes, I sigh, she … Continue reading

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Re-centering Your Creative Self

Like constructing a dam in a swift-flowing river, time for reflection pools the soul’s waters so we can see our reflection. When outward flow to others stops, we seek mental, emotional, and spiritual rejuvenation. We artistic types must work at taking … Continue reading

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Mirrors: Seeing Ourself through Others

Creative growth often parallels personal growth; we dare to remove our protective mask and let others see us for who we really are. This is scary, to say the least, because inherent in self-disclosure is the possibility of rejection. READ … Continue reading

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Realization #3 for 2010: Equity Rescuing is Counter Productive

I realized in 2010 that I have a problem with equity rescuing. Those of us raised on parental mantras such as,  “Waste not… want not,” or “If you don’t eat your dinner, I’ll send it to the poor children in … Continue reading

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