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Dance in the Dark

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Whilst very stressed I decided to create this simple doll picture as a distraction. This image was influenced by therapeutic doll making videos that I found on YouTube. The idea is that you make the dolls simply, not worrying about lots of neat sewing, and using whatever materials you have to hand. Although I felt in darkness, I still had some sparkle and the energy to keep going.

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Gifts For Me

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As a younger child, one of the biggest parts of Christmas is receiving and opening presents. As we grow older, we learn that Christmas is really about love, hope and giving. But the child part that likes to receive does remain inside. And when as an adult you are likely to receive few or no Christmas presents, it is painful for that child part. To support my child part, I have chosen her some presents from toy and gift catalogues. I am showing her that she is cared for and loved.

 

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Vulnerable Child Collage

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My inner vulnerable child has been erupting due to the issues that I am currently grappling with. So I decided to spend some time with her doing something that she liked. We sat on the floor together and made this collage. I think she wanted to say “I’m here”. I limited the source material to a single seasonal holiday booklet to make the choices easier. I wasn’t expecting a vulnerable person to create a warm looking viking! She wanted to include the tree as she likes sparkly things.

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