Perfectionism

Have spent some of the weekend writing up guided meditations, visualisations and all manner of stuff for a forthcoming workshop in Malta I run with a couple of friends.   In doing so I was inspired to create this image.   I call it THE MASK ………….. of perfectionism. 

I have worked with many people who are crippled by this, unable to sometimes  even make any steps forward because of the immense anxiety.   Often this control comes of out of a real sense of sadness within, it cannot be revealed at any cost so the person controls their external environment to such a degree that absolutely everything around them has to be perfect. I too have this incidious trait, it can be so cruel, I have battled with this a long time, its a lot easier now I have learnt to let go a little and life has become somewhat less anxious but the creative process can sometimes be a nightmare.  Dr Estes wrote a letter on facebook about perfectionsism,  she explains it so well, I have posted it on my other blog, click here

The image is done in oil paint, oil pastels, scanned into my laptop and layered digitally……………

shadows…… let them be your gifts

This piece was inspired by he words of WHEN GOOD PEOPLE DO BAD THINGS by Debbie Ford
Shadows, they can haunt us or be our friends, have just read (or should I say listened)  “WHEN GOOD PEOPLE DO BAD THINGS” by Debbie Ford, thoroughly recommend it.  By exposing the facade of the false self and venturing behind the protective masks worn by our wounded egos,  we can begin to heal the split between our ego and our soul. 
I downloaded from itunes