This month’s activity for the Expressive Arts Carnival is to:
Draw a wall using any medium, and show what is on one or both sides. Please also write a couple of sentences saying what the process was like for you.
This was another interesting activity for me, because I knew as soon as I read the instructions what I’d do. This is something I’ve been feeling for a while, and this gave me the opportunity to represent it visually.
Like many of us, I put up some pretty big walls a long time ago to protect myself. They worked. They kept me safe.
But, those walls also stopped me from doing things. I’ve protected myself, but I’ve also kept good things away – things I really want. I can see that now, which is why I’ve shown my image as a window. The bricks in my wall have largely come down, but I’m still looking out on life, or some aspects of life, that are still out of reach, even if the “decor” on my side of the window is nicer now.
I’m not sure how to take the window down, but I hope I’ll keep trying.