I was the host again at Create a connection to write these questions for the getting to know you day ^_^ so I guess I will answer them now.
1) tell me about the masks you wear or have worn and why?
I love masks, always been fascinated with them.
the mysteries they imply , the fact we can create another identity behind them and be bolder and less introvert.
I love the beauty of them and the feeling of sacred in them, I am very interested in mask art, I adore the ones from Venise.
I have painted some in the past, plastic butterflies ones and plaster ones.I am thinking .
so I am obviously digressed here ;)
I wear masks sometimes to express my other personas freely no string attached and to keep at bay my inside voices who would try to judge and tell me' it's not you it's not you'
Maybe sometimes we can be different,we are someone but we can be different at times
o_O okay go check yourself girl that's called shizophrenia mwahahahhaahhah
Well I do enjoy the mild shizophrenia reminds me that song I enjoy singing with cat power:
Weighted down by possessions
Weighted down by the gun
Waited down by the river for you to come
And who socks were you darning, poor darling
While I was away, away too long
I went away to see an old friend of mine
Sister came over and knew she was out of her mind
She says "Jesus has a twin who don't know nothing about sin"
She was half crazy and out of her mind
Weighted down by possessions
Weighted down with a gun
Waiting down by the river for you to come
Her light eyes were dancing she is insane
Her brother says she's just a bitch on a golden chain
She keeps coming closer saying
"I can feel it in my bones, schizophrenia is taking me home"
Weighted down by possessions
I'm weighted down with my gun
I'm waiting down by the river for you to come.
(it's a sonic youth cover)
I am not schizo because I always know what I am doing I see it,just sometimes some persona pops up and takes the place :D
I really love nicki/jessica in heroes for this.
I have worn masks in the past because I felt people wanted me to :)
I have worn masks to protect others from the truth, to protect myself from their judging ashamed worried sad or not understanding eyes.
but I hardly wear those masks anymore. I don't cheat with the ones I cherish.
I'm freer than before and I handle things better.
If my beloved ones dont understand or judge me I am then sorry for them, I don't want to upset them or make them feel worried etc, but I am still happy to do what I want.
They think what they want and I do what I want and everyone is Happy in the greatest world ever :-)
2) do you use masks to hide or to show pieces of yourself?
in both times tell us details if you are willing to share ;)
oh Helenina you're kind of repeating yourself from question above, but ok, I will answer ;oP
Well maybe sometimes I still need to hide things because I need to keep things separated and fine where they are and maybe I find my mysteries back ^_^
I think I mostly wear masks to be more daring in sharing my whole self.and it works.
These masks help me give me more confidence and I need that because I am a very sensitive and easily disheartened about it all when I feel not satisfied with my paiting for instance.
3)how do you find balance with your different personas?tell us more about these personas, the ones you need to keep secrets and why?not telling exactly who they are of course, I respect your secrets ;)
I have told a lot about my different persona, and I forget some things to add to
It's not easy to find balance, this is why we all are paradoxical human beings.
I think It's safer to keep some personas secret because of the connections people can make or maybe they can end up seeing you as one of your persona and forget who you really are.
I feel bad when something is stuck to me, a label.
It's like when you do something once, people end up seeing you like this and they forget all the rest about you, it s quite frustrating...
anyways I am a cerebral woman who can listens to Britney spears and I love carebears and cute things as much as I like broken toys and tim burton's realm or dark aesthetism like in the Mirrormask oh and I surely can do weirder things, very opposites things.
A movie worth watching for the artwork!
4)How do you deal with your " blue muse" (word by Pattie mosca I think ;) it s the dark twin inside that can drown you, a piece of you who is the insecure and torn part of your personality( the needy one)?
It depends. sometimes she comes out of the blue :D
I sometimes don't deal with her, I get frustrated sad angry and I don't know why because I don't want to hear and listen to her complaints judgements and needs.
She can be so harsh to me, but I think we are our own worst enemy sometimes.
When I choose to deal with her, I feed her creatively.
I take the time, sometimes I do feel imbalanced because she can take me further I can or should go and then it creates the inside war.
But we're more at peace than ever. she's like my inner siamese twin but separated :)
5) have you ever lied, denied and worn a mask to protect others or to keep chin up etc?
Of course, I have maybe worn the mask of arrogance more than once when I felt hurt and angry by the way people treated but I did not know how to handle the harsh words.
I am still emotive a lot but I handle things better.
I know arrogance speech is broken ego. and I am not an egotistic kind of person.
Though I enjoy talking about me I love listening and getting to know others.
I am interesting in the others.
I never lie to precious ones but I love omission sometimes or delaying truths.
Sometimes I protect myself again in this :-)
But as a conclusion I would like to say that if I don't share all my personas it is not because I am feeling bad though there are painful processes in discovery new things about us sometimes.
I think it is rather to spare your soul.
OH and I don't want to feel I have to explain things.
I love freedom,I love cat power and I'm sharing with you this song tonight because it's so beautiful to sing and to dream .
but I think I prefer this version:
that was my Captain illustration friday but it was too late to submit it though I had it done early, anyways busy and procrastinating me sometimes.
why Captain because she was the captain/leader of her own vessel( soul)sailing on the seas of this life.
She always had such a strength and determination in the eyes, like a sort of queen of sabaa, she makes me think of a Feminine Spokeswoman, that is there to open the path for her sisters, to tell her yes you can be this and that, yes you are free to be entirely and unconditionnally yourself because it is your life after all and you can live on frustrations or with 'what if I would do that" 'oh if only I could do this"
Live here and now sisters!
She is also spokeswomen for her sisters in Africa and Asia countries where women are sometimes denied,awfully treated,not respected, far from free and so forth
she is a reminder.
We're still living in a man's world and we have to take the power back.
In this I don't mean bad.
I don't mean this as riot girl feminism as I dont identify to this.
I just mean it for The Feminine's sake being women not trying to become like men.
I don't mean it as sexism either.
As even if it's quite rare nowadays I can enjoy males company except those in my family and my dear Love sébastien, I don't have anything against men.
I really love this latter one and I am still the idealistic ones who will tell you People will love you for the honesty within your soul ;)