Google+ LISTENING TO THE SQUEAK INSIDE art by Kirstin McCulloch of LilliBean Designs: ☆ Masquerade [IA Challenge]

Saturday, October 29, 2011

☆ Masquerade [IA Challenge]

It's funny how closely the challenges from Inspiration Avenue are mirroring my life at the moment. Synchronisty in practice perhaps?

This weeks masquerade, had me thinking about masks and the face we show family is different to friends, is different to strangers, and is different still to our online family and friends.

I've written before about how light I feel when the mask isn't on, how hard it is to take it off, so I have been thinking a lot about this again.

But I also thought about how sometimes that mask actually becomes part of us. You know the old adage - fake it till you make it? Put that confidence mask on, or the brave mask, or the creativity mask, and perhaps it will be so normal that the masquerade becomes true.

Dreaming of the Ball
©2011 Kirstin McCulloch
Do you find your masks helps you? or have you relinquished your masks? Does any one really truely hang up their masks?

Have a great weekend.


  1. This is very pretty, love the pearls and the expression with the tilted head, the purple is striking.

    Sometimes I've had to imagine I was brave enough to handle things, and afterwards, it was a mini triumph which helped to add to my bravery backpack.

  2. It's a great drawing though she doesn't particularly look like she's having fun - more like she's not sure she wants to be at the party. Her 'bravery' mask is slipping?

  3. I love your wide-eyed girls! They have such expressive faces. I guess we all wear masks from time to time, but I feel much better when I take mine off!

    ps You won my journal in the IA blog party giveaway...I know you gave your address to Shelly, but I just want to double-check with you so it's sure to reach you ~ can you email it to me again at (I emailed you a few days ago, but it may have gone into your spam folder) Thanks so much!!


  4. LOVE the eyes you created here, and the words behind the art really resounded with, beautiful work!

  5. This is a wonderful work, love everything about it!


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