Mask Painting, Making the Invisible Visible

The Face of Joy was the first mask painting workshop I facilitated.   Visions of the Invisible, In The Face of Pain was the second  It is a powerfully therapeutic experience, not to mention FUN!  Yes, painting pain can be fun as long as you don’t have expectations of how it “should” look, know there’s no right or wrong way and simply use color to express feelings and experience.

Take a look (we paint the OUTSIDE and the INSIDE of the masks and then talk about them)!  See if you can tell what each mask represents – joy, sadness, migraine, physical pain, emotional pain, hurt, hiding from others real feelings.

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An aspect of the healing – besides the actual process of creating – is internalizing, in a non-objective manner, our feelings where we can be an observer.  Observation helps us create distance which creates objectivity and thus changes the experience.

The next Mask Painting workshop is scheduled for this coming December 10th.  I’ll be sure to share more pictures with you.

There’s a FREE tutorial on the TUTORIAL PAGE for you to create and process your own “Mask of Pain”

5 comments on “Mask Painting, Making the Invisible Visible

  1. I love these masks. I too wish I could be there and to
    all your workshops.

    Snowflakes….you only wish:)
    We had a few flakes in the air today as well.
    I think Michael’s may have them. If they do
    I’m getting some.


  2. Still need to paint my mask.
    I’ve drawn out what I want to do.
    Since you said you did them on paper at one point I thought I’d draw it for now since painting in bed is hard.
    Looking forward to getting into it!

    I’m so glad I found you.
    Did you see my write up about your CD’s on my Picnic with Ants site? Hope you liked it.

    BTW, how are you feeling? Better I hope! I had chicken soup when I got home from the hospital yesterday…such a wonder drug. : )


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