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Feb 8, 2010

The Subconscious Surprise

Lately have been wanting to write more about some sets. So this is a good place to elaborate and get back to the blog slowly. Here is the Polyvore set:



I have a habit of going back through the past week or so of sets each day cuz I tend to see new things occasionally. In the set above, done two days ago, consciously I placed Alexis Bledel as the one with the veil completely lifted. This is what I see today:

Alexis has her back to the shrouds of secrecy being lifted. She also has her hand covering her sight on one side. Her shadow shows up as a solid barrier from seeing anything to her left side. That would be conscious me. All the secrets and unknown are in the subconscious with shrouds lifted in time. Conscious me knows nothing of what is really going on in the background (even in my sets).

I'm always complaining how I have no peripheral vision yet vision tests show I'm within normal range. My BB who shares my home with me often brings me espresso or other treats and places them next to me on the coffee table. I've rarely seen him...or heard him for that matter when he does so. My conscious world is still very impacted by my programmed world.

My Wii Fit is asks me if I have trouble seeing things to the side...do I tend to focus on the center of the screen? Perhaps I was trained to do that. In any event, this set was much more telling than I first realized. I love how that happens in my art.

2 comments:

Lindsey said...

I wish you well in your journey with DID. I am raising a son with this condition and it is always a challenge. I always tell him "I love you, ALL of you, even the ANGRY parts"
Lindsey Petersen
http://5kidswdisabilities.wordpress.com

moreheads said...

Grace, so wonderful to see you back journaling/blogging. You're an inspiration, hard work means healing.

Nikie...