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Weekly Photo Challenge … Self-expression

January 27, 2015

2015-01-26 11.14.22

I do not express myself easily.  I am very self-conscious; also I came from a generation who were not encouraged to ‘boast’. Blowing your own trumpet was not considered attractive.  I am in awe of those who can make their mark without shame and regret.  So, with this difficult start, it was easy for me to remain hidden behind the facade of society; the well behaved daughter, wife, mother and even employee;  not pushing out to many boats.

I did get a degree and even changed my career, as the children got older but I was not able  shake of those early  put downs of mother, teachers, now ex-husband,  even a missing father was a rejection  … etc.  

Then; came the the opportunity to blog and I came out from my shell;  almost, with an pseudonym so there is still a degree of fear.  

When I began painting and particularly printmaking  again after 50 years I was able to express myself more fully with colour and shape.  However, it is not without discomfort and hard work  

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 27, 2015 12:33 pm

    Lovely leaves!

  2. Yesim permalink
    February 1, 2015 9:06 pm

    the best way of express your self, Great painting! Love this a lot!

  3. Yesim permalink
    February 1, 2015 9:09 pm

    Best way of expressing your self ! Wonderful painting , love this a lot !

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