Saturday, November 10, 2012

She's Circling Around To Her True Self

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”  

- e.e. cummings


I created a second mask at one of the healing art retreats I attended last summer, and its circular patterns came about without much initial conscious thought.  Since then, I’ve given the significance of the circles some further thought.  The circle often symbolizes wholeness, completeness, unity, cycles (in life, in nature and the seasons), centering and focus, so there are many meanings to ponder.  For now, I’ve settled upon the idea of coming full circle and how we can strive to come full circle when we aspire to grow into the most authentic version of ourselves, listening to our hearts, pursuing our dreams, fueling our passions, expressing ourselves from deep down within our souls, loving fully and making heartfelt connections with others. 
This mask was without a name for a while after it was finished, but has become “She’s Circling Around To Her True Self”...