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. I haven’t even gotten any help with the current health problems I’m dealing with.
But for some reason, the world weighs down on me a little less today. I feel like I can actually breathe again and fill my lungs without the sense of impending doom overwhelming me.
This led to me making pretty things today. I wanted to express how I was feeling with a fun painting. And so, I have for you… a sea dragon. Which I painted while watching South Park. With homemade Chicken Soup cooking in the background.
I played around creating her scales. As fellow dabblers in watercolor may know… watercolor does what it wants.
I attempted to assert a tinsy bit of control and create the illusion of scales. I also went for a children’s book look. I am loving how fun it looks and am quite proud of my little sea dragon. I think the colors in her crest turned out really well too.
It’s so incredible to feel proud of something again. And it scares me to think how long it’s been since I’ve felt this way. I’m trying to work to cultivate more of these moments in my life. This blog being one of them. Hopefully it can be an area where others can show their work and feel a source of pride as well.
Things I’m proud of today:
Going to PT and actually sticking to my exercises, even though I hurt like Hell.
Creating this blog and making art and posts for it
Learning more about how blogs work(I am not tech savvy at all)
Making homemade soup for my partner and myself
I hope you guys have moments you can feel proud of today. Even if you don’t actually ‘feel’ that pride yet, I hope you can recognize that you are doing things that are good for you and taking you in the right direction. Looking forward to seeing what artwork you guys are creating and can’t wait to show it off here. I am working on creating an area where you can just upload your artwork, until then, good ole email contact is how to reach me. Sorry, I’m not yet a techie person and this blog is still… days old. So, I shall work away on it, but hope to see some artwork soon so we can build our own little community of artists.