Secrets have been on my mind a lot lately. Secrets are an essential part of our make-up. Deep down inside everyone is at least one thing you keep private and secret from everyone around you. It eats away at you until you can't take it any longer and have to tell someone, anyone what it is your are keeping secret. Then the greatest tragedy of all is you realize you have kept it secret for so long, it doesn't matter as much as it should. Sylvia Plath once wrote:
"And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter— they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long.”
And yet, there is always a deeper underlying secret you have not yet revealed.You are afraid to reveal for fear of what others will think or that you may lose part of yourself. There is a saying that two can keep a secret when one of them is dead, (and is part of the Pretty Little Liars theme song - yes I love cheesy teen shows - even ones on ABC Family. There's a secret for you!) which is one reason the Secret Keepers came into existence.
My obsession with secrets has led me to making mini journals and Secret Keeper dolls. Those two things seem to be the only work I can finish lately. My newest mini journal is 2" x 3", and has 128 pages (counting front and back). I have about 10 more in process at the moment and hope to update my Etsy Shop with them and some dolls in the next couple of weeks.
My newest finished doll is Suzannah Secret Keeper. Her head, neck, arms and bust are sculpted in Creative Paperclay and her body is a candlestick. She has Tibetan Lamb hair, and beads and beadcaps for eyes. She has no mouth so you can tell her your deepest, darkest, most twisted secrets and she won't be able to say a word.
Have a great week!