Sorry guys, the features are a few days late. I am suffering from a horrible cold so Anna let me off the hook. LOL
More bad news I am afraid – for the writers – my cold makes it difficult to concentrate so I felt I couldn’t do justice to the writings so it’s only art this week. I’ll make it up to you next week, promise!
This weeks theme is ‘cocoon’. Not sure what made me think of it. Maybe because the end of Winter is nigh and the feeling of waiting for Spring is upon us. All sorts of hidden emotion and things going on. 🙂
What better way to start us off on this week’s travels but Lily’s White Witch. There is something cocoon like about her half concealed face and closed eyes.
The curled up figure in Geraldine’s image continues the theme. I had this ear marked for the features as soon as it appeared in my image stream.
The next image is by Valerie. Someone is prevented to come out of their cocoon – to speak their mind or to maybe just say their name. We wonder, is this self inflicted or is she silenced by someone else?
The beautiful image by Hsien-Ku feels to me like a transformation about to happen.
Maria’s ‘Fate’ – fate is something waiting to happen, like a caterpillar in its cocoon is waiting to become a butterfly. I bet you wondered how I’ll get this one to fit! LOL
The husk we leave behind when we leave our cocoon by Kasia.
And here’s Strawberries depiction of xenophobia. Definitely someone who’d profit coming out of their shell…
Mid-transformation? by dmcart.
This is the image that started it all this time. Agnes’ Loneliness. It made me think of the way we hide ourselves away…
What better way to hide than in plain sight and especially at a meeting like in Marlies’ image where a cocoon might replace armour?
In Trish’s image we see someone maybe still weak from coming out of their cocoon, letting go of the shell that protects us and often keeps us at arm’s length from others.
Finally, Leah Michelle’s image where someone has left their cocoon and is now stranded by the road side. We wonder what will happen next? At least I am wondering.
I hope that despite the limitations this week (mine not the great art or writings in our group), you’ve enjoyed my little journey into the world of cocoons and other hiding places.