I think we all hide aspects of ourselves from time to time and for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it's to keep the peace amongst a diverse group of friends or family. Or maybe it isn't the best time to tell your thrilled co-worker who won a blue ribbon for her scones that you won the 2016 Culinary Professional of the Year award. Sometimes it's just expedient (or kind) to stay silent.
But what about the type of hiding that seems advisable but really isn't. The kind of hiding that is actually unkind and potentially harmful...personally?
I know what I'm talking about because I can be pretty creative when it comes to expressing everything but who I really am. After all, it's scary to open up to those I love or those I admire and let them hear what I truly believe and feel. To let them see what I've created or who I've become while they weren't looking. I'd rather hide behind a smile or a laugh than face their mockery, their dismissal.
But I've come to find that hiding is more uncomfortable than the fear of rejection. While it may seem smart not to rock the boat, playing it safe just never seems to get me anywhere satisfying or anyplace I'd really like to be.
Are you feeling it too? Are you feeling the desire to break free of the self-imposed limitations and just Be you, with all your quirks, weaknesses and overall marvelousness?
Yeah, I thought so. Me too.
To honor coming out of hiding and breaking free, I have some workshop offerings for the month of June. I would love to have you join me. Check out the links below or call 360-356-4118 for more information.
Your Hidden Dragon
June 10, 2017 1pm - 3:30pm and June 17th 1pm - 3:30pm
Whether you believe dragons exist in some quantum physics-type reality or are simply a myth, the energy created by Dragon through imagination is very real and very potent. Dragon energy works with the subconscious mind to disclose the guidance and nurture most needed.
It is said that we each have a guardian dragon. If you are curious to meet yours, join me for the Hidden Dragon workshop on one of the two dates listed above. There will be a guided journey to introduce you to your dragon after which we will make masks depicting either your dragon or what your dragon revealed to or about you. Register at:
Three Questions Collage
June 11TH, 2017 1PM - 3PM & June 30TH 2017 7PM - 9PM
The Three Questions collage art form employs the principle of synchronicity in that it can tell you exactly what you need to know for your growth in this moment. Creation without pre-planning can help you become aware of patterns or behaviors that hold you back. Spontaneous art invites actions that you might not have been able to conceive of in your everyday mind. For more information:
June 25TH, 2017 1PM - 3PM
In these on-going workshops, we attempt to explore everything there is to know about dreams and dreamtime. We share our dreams and interpretations and tools to help recall dreams.
Guided journeys and meditations as well as art projects help clarify what our subconscious minds are telling us. Register at:
None of the class dates working for you? Perhaps you are empathically sensitive and don't enjoy being around too many people. Call to set up private class time for any of the workshops listed on the Vivid Expressions web site. You can do a one on one with me or bring a friend. You pay the same tuition as you would for a group workshop. For information go to: