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"MERRY PRANKSTER" - WALL MASK

Merry Prankster - Wall mask photo montage1_zpse672ec06.jpgHere, my coming of age in the 60's is showing. I never was quite that "merry" but many of the concepts intrigued me and have stayed with me over the years. I like to think of the prankster as something that sneaks up from behind the persona and delivers a much needed dose of surprise and wonder. It is not so easy to dismiss the prankster because you never know when he/she will appear. The message is: it's important to keep an open mind...

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"SOMETIMES AN ODD NOTION"

Sometimes an Odd Notion - #801 photo montage1_zps48be2490.jpgThere are times when taking an idea and running with it can cause others to scratch their heads in puzzlement.  A salute to the life of the mind...

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"MS. MANAGEMENT" - WALL MASK

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She likes being in control - especially when there are choices involved. Fortunately, she is well equipped and will manage appropriately...

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"BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR" - WALL MASK

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I've done a number of masks using charms, milagros and talismans. I'm ever hopeful that some of these will work their magic and yet, mindful that having a wish or a dream come true is not the be all - end all. Everything is connected and once the wheels are set in motion, there's no going back. That said, I still have lots of wishes!

I had intended to raku this mask, but after all the time I spent drawing the milagros, I was afraid that the crackles would obscure all my hard work. So, in the end, all firing was done in the electric kiln...

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"OFF ON A TANGENT" - WALL MASK

Off on a Tangent - Wall Mask photo montage1_zps9aafd72c.jpgShe has taken an idea and run with it. Sometimes, ideas take on a life of their own...

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"THE QUIET HARLEQUIN" - WALL MASK

The Quiet Harlequin - Wall Mask photo montage1_zps59a78b21.jpgWhile marching to the beat of her own drummer, she makes sure that the drummer doesn't play too loud...

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"RISING ABOVE IT ALL" - WALL MASK

Rising Above it All - Wall Mask photo montage1_zpscaa9a151.jpgNo matter what is going on in life, it can be helpful to rise above it all and get a birds-eye view.  Taking the high road can put a lot of things in perspective...

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"MS. CONNECTED"

 photo montage1_zps5062a6f1.jpgHer batteries are charged and she is ready to put all those positive and negative ions to good use...

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"WHITE RABBIT"

White Rabbit - #807 photo montage1_zps9eea3170.jpgIf the White Rabbit had not been late, Alice might never have discovered Wonderland...

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"WHEREVER YOU GO, THERE YOU ARE"

Wherever You Go, There You Are - J - Hungary photo montage1_zps83bbc9f1.jpgShe carries all her insecurities, her quirks, her fears and her strengths with her.  Sometimes, that baggage gets mighty heavy...

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"WHERE THERE'S SMOKE" - WALL MASK

Where There's Smoke - Hungary photo montage1_zpsa15a20e0.jpgIf it looks like something is wrong, something probably is wrong. So, if you should spy smoke curling about her head, please get out the watering can...

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"LEFT BEHIND" - WALL MASK

Left Behind photo montage1_zpsacd7417c.jpgOn one's personal journey, many things get left behind.  Some of these things we no longer need and others have simply been forgotten - but the images stay and often leave a trail...

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"MS. CONDUCT" - WALL MASK

Ms. Conduct photo montage1_zps0c6a4818.jpgEvery now and then, Ms. Conduct visits me. She's got a bit of an attitude and likes to provoke me with suggestions for what she thinks I ought to be doing. I enjoy her visits but I usually end up getting into trouble and asking her to leave. Maybe you know her too...

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"DANCING WITH HER INNER CHILD" - WALL MASK

Dancing with her Inner Child - Hungary photo montage1_zpsdafc145a.jpgShe's taking a spin on the dance floor with her best pal and learning a few new steps. Kicking up those heels is always a great exercise...

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"BIRDGIRL'S LANDING GEAR"

C:\Users\Peggy\Pictures\BIG CARTEL SOLD\PALO ALTO - 2014\Birdgirl's Landing Gear - O - photo montage1_zps0be4abd0.jpgShe's getting ready for flight and is gathering all the necessary equipment. Do birds always land on their feet???

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"AS LIGHT AS A FEATHER"

As Light as a Feather - B - Hungary photo montage1_zpsf916607e.jpgSometimes, the world seems such a wonderful place - and all the trials and burdens feel as light as a feather...

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"SUNNY SIDE UP"

Sunny Side Up - Hungary photo montage1_zps46d11682.jpgShe's looking on the bright side since the alternative could be scrambled eggs...

"FULL CIRCLE"

Full Circle - #790 photo montage1_zps4aad6624.jpgWhat goes around, comes around.  The laws of nature can be both kind and cruel - but free will is also a force to be reckoned with...

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"HAVE A HEART"

Have a Heart photo montage1_zpsae9b479f.jpg...Or take two or three or four and turn them into something useful. After all, a princess can never have too many crowns...

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"A LITTLE ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES"

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In a perfect world, nothing is perfect. I try to remember that as life goes by - but, it is nice to have something out of reach to aim for...

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"THE SUM OF HER PARTS"

 photo montage1_zps42b65457.jpgWhen all of the pieces are assembled, they become much more than the individual parts.  Such is life...

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"SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME"

 photo montage1_zps4aa52638.jpgWe can't always see her but we know she's there.  It's so comforting to know that she is keeping watch and making sure that all is right with the turnings...

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 "THE LITTLE BLACK HEART"

The Little Black Heart photo montage1_zpsfc4fb4c2.jpgShe is related to the little black dress but she hides further back in the closet...

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"RAISING CONSCIOUSNESS"

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It's a slow process - but whether it is waking from a dream or recognizing the importance of things outside oneself, raising consciousness is a worthy endeavor...

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"DANCING WITH HER INNER CHILD"

Dancing With Her Inner Child photo montage1_zpscc91bda4.jpgShe's taking a spin on the dance floor with her best pal and learning a few new steps. Kicking up those heels is always a great exercise...

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"PAST TENSE"

Past Tense - #791 photo montage1_zps28873d7e.jpgAnd now, she's headed into the Future with a better understanding of those things that push her buttons and mess up her hair...

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These three found a new home after I showed a photo of my messy desk!  They were still "in the works" but, somehow were able to speak...

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"SHOW AND TELL"

Show and Tell - #781 photo ShowandTell-781_zps835710f6.jpgA real life activity in which what we choose to show or tell depends on who gives the assignment...

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"MS. MANAGEMENT"

 photo MsManagement-779_zpsc47fe463.jpgShe likes being in control - especially when there are choices involved. Fortunately, she is well equipped and will manage appropriately...

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"WHEN REACH EXCEEDS GRASP"

 photo WhenReachExceedsGrasp-774_zpscbade54d.jpgEven those things which may turn out to be impossible are still, very much, worth reaching for. How else will imagination survive...

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"THE ACCOMPLICE"The Accomplice - #783 photo montage2_zps91c8f887.jpgThere are times when teamwork is called for - and when the inner and the outer being collaborate, good things can happen...

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"WARNING BELLS" photo montage21_zps53b2b3c1.jpgLike the hunting cat, whose jingling collar warns his prey, this fool comes!  Those who don't mind being "caught" can enjoy the jingling...

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"MIGRATIONS"

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Whether it is the birds going South or it's a mind shifting, changing and moving - migration is an inevitable part of the Natural Order.  Is anyone else ready for a metaphorical move???


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