Mind map of self

Mind map of self

You are a lady with fantastic insight and imagination. The freedom of the idea and the way they have been put on paper is wonderful. Great stuff.

Many thanks, Thea, what a lovely, kind thing to say! Some of the others looked at it when I was out of the room & i gained the distinct impression they thought i was weird! :). Many thanks for looking & commenting. Really appreciate it. best wishes, colleen

Hello Colleen, thank you for your comment on Ceret. I have tried my website it is fine. I also tried the forum clicked on my profile and the www went straight there. Do have a look it you can. If you leave a comment I will know you got there. By the way I love your collage of drawings here. You haven't been around lately? Best wishes Jeannette

Thanks, Jeannette, did get there in the end. Seems to have changed a lot since the last time. Lovely site, Well done!, best wishes, colleen

Hi Colleen - looks like you too have similar ideas though from a different angle. Love the work. Cheers Euphrosene

Many thanks, Euphrosene, I hope some of our ideas are similar. I felt uncomfortable doing this sketch; it is quite hard for me to think about myself. Thank you for taking a look round my gallery. I appreciate that too.

Got ya Colleen I love this work it's so free and artistic...I think we all have to be a bit weird to put ourselves out there as artists especially if we don't want to paint in the way of other artists...I don't have time tonight but I will be back...I know I have already commented on some of your wonderful works...have you set up a blog yet?

Nice one, Patsy, thanks for stopping by. I scare myself when I think of some of the situations I've got myself into- how did THAT happen!! :) I do have a blog, the raving Outdoor painter, but haven't had much opportunity recently. Will be out there tomorrow for sure. We've got amazing weather for Wales at the mo!

Hi colleen I have taken a long stroll through your interesting gallery...up till now I have only ever found a small part of it...I really do like what I see in your work.

Thank you, Phil! That means a great deal to me. Thank you for taking a look!

Life happens, when the corners of different pages touch, when a memory stings through tomorrow. When the color of a dream, can be faintly felt, as a shadow, through an illuminted window. When we lose ourselves to something Magnificent and Divine. Listening to the shaman in your heart :-)

Thanks, Rod. You're very thoughtful and that implies being kind. A shaman in our hearts. I never thought about that before. You're right, it's important to listen to our inner selves in an open way. I think being completely honest with ourselves isn't as easy as all that. A lot of the world's bad mayhem could be averted if we only were, more often!

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On my first day of the foundation course at CP last September, we were asked to produce a mind map of ourselves using as many techniques as we could muster with our few materials, this was my effort. Turns out to be a bit uncanny in the end!

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