Express Ourselves

As we live our lives, we find ways in which to express ourselves. We begin when young using paint, markers, crayons, scissors and glue to show our creativity.

A simple treasure. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
My children’s Art wall. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

As we get older, we refine the way in which we express ourselves. One of the ways in which I do this is through crochet. I choose the colours, the patterns, the stitches – and put them all together to make something that is unique.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
A crochet project. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

In her retirement, my mother expresses herself through her quilting.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
A quilted runner. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Many express themselves through the food that they prepare. Often the meals are not gourmet but in the preparation of the tastes, the cook expresses the food of his/her culture and preference.

Our lunch. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
Our lunch on a boat trip. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

Some people make their living from art and the expression of themselves is shared with many.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
A Korean face mask. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Even artisans express their inner self through their craft.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
A carver. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Many express themselves through the physical: through sport or even dance.

Moving with hoops. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Moving with hoops. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

Costume and drama is another way to show to others who we are.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Mime at the Buskerfest. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

And then there are writers who express themselves with words and the through images that they create in the readers’ minds.

There are so many ways in which to show the world who we are. And, as we develop as a human being, we find that there is more than one way in which to do this.

wordpress photo challenge -2014How do you express yourself?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(This post is linked to the WordPress Photo Challenge. The prompt this week is Express Yourself)

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40 thoughts on “Express Ourselves

  1. I looked at all the wonderful photos and, just for a second, felt bad for not being good at most of these examples. But then I faced your question and have come to the realisation that I can write. Thanks so much, Colline, for the needed nudge. Jxxx

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    1. Those were the feet of our cook. He created this meal while we were on a catamaran sailing the ocean next to Mauritius. We were amazed by what he produced for lunch 🙂

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    1. My children did that art between the ages of 3 and 6. The kitchen wall looked a bit boring and I had to find a place to put all the art they did for me. This summer we had to take it down and I have said to them they need to do more art for me 🙂

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  2. and then there are commenters who get to express their appreciation for such colorful and varied post.
    what is even cooler is that each of these are your won pictures – well I know you are always out and about – but just cool to not see stock images from a google search. (and not that you would do that – but for some reason – twice i looked down to see if a photo was yours – and it was).

    and this is one of my favs from the post (besides the art wall)
    “Often the meals are not gourmet but in the taste…” well said

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    1. Each of these pictures I have posted on my blog before Yvette. I enjoy looking at creativity and therefore never miss an opportunity to take pictures of beautiful creations.
      And that meal? It was simple and yet so delicious!

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      1. well I recognized some – and by the way – one day this year when I have time I need to come and look at some of those back posts that I have missed. I did that over the holidays with a few blogs that I follow and it was so cool to see their past work – and wow – it was just fun because I actually got the idea from Sadie – and it is the coolest way to really get to know a blogger.

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        1. I think that is such a good idea Yvette and one I think I will take up too. Sometimes I manage to catch up on a few posts that I have missed – but not with everybody. And going back to the beginning – it would be interesting to see how much the blogger has developed.

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          1. well guess what? – I was just did it with Kan’s blog – I did not have the time to view all posts – but got a good handful in and well, it is such an experience. well please keep me posted if you do – and in month or two I will be doing that here. and I actually have been really wanting to do it over here because your blog is truly so varied – from kid’s projects – to street photography – to fiction – to crafts….

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  3. I have always wished I could draw or paint, but just lack the talent for it. I find my outlet in photography, and writing my blog, which has been a real blessing to me. It is such a thrill to be able to put my photos out there for all the world to see! 🙂 Love the bed cover, simple colour scheme, but so striking.

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  4. Love this post too! This has been on my mind a lot lately as my son develops his passion for drawing. [We also have an art wall in our home – well, actually, several art walls…!]

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