A Modern Creative uses inventive ways to self-express the Internalized state. With recent findings in neurology, behavioral sciences, and psychology, we know more about our ego and the way our brains work today, than ever before. Associative self-expression is unique human experience; a muscle that can be strengthened and better put into service. Associative self-expression is done in two parts: In my process, I start with gesture, color, and basic geometrical shapes & forms. Any images therein discovered can be en-acted, dialogued with, embodied, or simply acknowledged. The next step is to allow the symbols (archetypes or metaphors) to activate, acquiring purpose, and becoming useful anchors for creative play. This kind of work leads toward greater self-awareness.