The Elephant in the Room: On Learning to Live with Discomfort

Anxiety, Art, Uncategorized

My mind has been a jumble lately and I haven’t been able to write. I’ve started so many posts, but they have all been rambling messes. Painting seems to clear my mind, so I’ve been sticking to art. I decided to branch out and try an elephant the other day to cheer myself up. I […]

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Depression is Hard: Picking up the Brush

Art, Depression

I started out writing a post that was funny. But I don’t feel funny right now and being inauthentic doesn’t feel right either. Everything feels too hard, because my depression has me in a vice grip. I feel like there’s a corset of mental illness wrapping around me, keeping me from breathing in all the […]

March 22, 2018

On Painting and Self Care: Getting Back to Basics

Art, Self Care

    Today was the first day that I’ve felt better in… I can’t even remember how long. My body still hurts everywhere and my depression still lurks like the Lurky Lurk that it is. I haven’t solved any giant life issues. I’m still disabled with a lifetime of chronic health issues to deal with. […]

February 1, 2018

The Big, Scary First Post: Exposure.

Art, Depression

It took a pack of Crayola oil pastels to get me to see how severe my depression really was. There’s a tale that comes with that, but I’ll start with some backstory so you have a general idea of who I am and how I got here. I’m 33 years old and I can finally […]

January 29, 2018