I don’t want to be seen

After finishing “Braving the Wilderness” by Brene Brown, I’ve been examining issues of vulnerability and connection. The desire to be truly seen requires vulnerability according to Brown and a willingness to brave that wilderness of reveals the whole self no matter the consequences in order to fully connect as humans. Scary stuff right- show the real you, yes it seems. In pondering this in my own life I realize that there are plenty of times I’d rather not be seen or a desire for folks to see the “real and vulnerable” through my art, hence my latest totem story doll “I don’t want to be seen”. How does vulnerability make you feel?

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6 Responses to “I don’t want to be seen”

  1. Carolyn Dube January 18, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

    Vulnerablity is so scary!

  2. Bleubeard and Elizabeth January 18, 2018 at 5:04 pm #

    I simply adore your latest doll, but being vulnerable just proves you are a very sensitive and loving human.

  3. Julia - Vintage with Laces January 19, 2018 at 1:58 am #

    I think showing the real you is harder than ever due to social media. A lot of people receive mean and even hateful comments when they show their vulnerability. It’s really sad and annoying, and it must be difficult to deal with.
    Your doll is awesome, Corrine! A great way to express your feelings on this topic.
    xo Julia

  4. Dorthe Hansen January 20, 2018 at 11:44 am #

    She is amazing Corrine- truly strongly there, but hiding , not wanting to be see, as her own real.
    Maybe we all does that in between- being vulnerable is really not much appreciated in this world, unfortunately .
    Having a bit of worrying time, but try to be here.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  5. NancyLee January 22, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

    Brene Brown is an awesome teacher.
    I have seen her some on TED talks.
    I think women need this affirmation, because they have an instinct
    to start with to “let it out there”.

  6. Erika N January 22, 2018 at 6:35 pm #

    I don’t know how I missed this post. I think it must have been while I was in the middle of all this craziness. I often don’t want to be seen, as I am a pretty private person. 🙂 I do love this doll, and I think you really nailed the idea of hiding within yourself. 🙂 Hugs-Erika

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