“BEWARE THE SONG THE SIREN SINGS…”

the Llamia in a cage

 

 

“BEWARE THE SONG THE SIREN SINGS,

 

ENCHANTING AS IT SEEMS…

 

IT GIVES YOU WINGS WITH WORDS OF PRAISE,

 

BUT LEAVES YOU ON YOUR KNEES.”

 

 

On the heels of our trip to the NewOrleansDollshow & all the events happening at the gallery, such talent abounds & I am humbled & inspired. This does not mean, however, that all self doubt & self criticism gets left behind me. You’d think with all the work I’ve done over the years I could keep this monster at bay. This inner critic is a concept used in popular psychology to refer to a sub-personality that judges and demeans a person. It has been my personal experience that this inner voice has become more cunning and quite clever over the years. Gone are the blatant attacks that listed my inadequacies and worthlessness.  As I developed skills, so did she. Early in my days of self discovery I remember a dialoging exercise with the critic. What I discovered was the archetypical dysfunctional parent. I realized it was this voice that was my first protector as the misguided ally attempting to help or protect me, but in a distorted, dysfunctional way. This made it possible to connect with the critic and transform it into a helpful ally. But… just because I know this doesn’t make it go away!  It just becomes more ingenious in it’s mission. She still is ever present & has the ability to undermine my  confidence with self doubt. Hence, i have decided to pull down my bloomers, so to speak..& let her out .
So I honor her with a creation I call “theLamia”. A mythical creature who devours children. The children, being my own inspiration and self worth. I have decided to treat her  as a voice to be heard( indeed she has something to say) to be befriended, and therefore transformed.
But still, ”theLamia” is a child-eating demon, beautiful but devious.  So i’ve chosen to keep her in a cage.

 

 

posted in dollspeak Tags: , , , | Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:31

Welcome to the new Dollspeak page

WELCOME to the new DOLLSPEAK page where the little dollies speak easy & spill their tales. Take a look at the ‘behind the scenes’ majik(see, nothing up my sleeve!)… and be the first to get sneak peeks at the new stories in the works..all coming soon!! How fun to have a page where you can hear the tales right from their pale little lips!

 

But right now, this doll speaks of the inspiration that was born of myth & the faerie tales I read as a child…like distant relatives you hear about from another time. In these tales I would share the human condition; my joys, trials, disappointment & losses. The connection acted out in play & always deeper than the explainable. The porcelain doll I found in my mother’s things after her death spoke to me of wanting to tell this bigger story. I played with her as a child, as did my mother, & her mother before her. Upon her we laid our hopes & fears …upon her we projected our greatest selves. It is to her I dedicate this voice. This is dollSpeak.

 

grandma's doll Grandma's Doll

posted in dollspeak Tags: , | Thu, 04 Aug 2011 23:12