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I painted for real, like I felt the old feeling coming back...for the 1st time in a looooooong many years


It feels good

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Great. What inspired you?

Catman22 in reply to BobJensen

Starrlight is painting again after years and I am enjoying music again after 12 years,

It seems to me that HU is provably helping people who hang in there and keep trying,

I've never seen any group of people who are more honest and responsive than this!

And I've attended thousands of Support Group meetings (AA and NA). I know now that deadening your feelings with chemicals does not solve anything. That kind of help wears off quick and then you feel worse than you did in the first place !!!

Way to go in the UK for creating this ADAA support group, for people not ashamed that they have a problem, but who know that as a group and with continuous sharing every one of us can and will get Better


Starrlight in reply to Catman22

Cayman that’s great news. Happy for you! I rarely have enjoyed music in a long time too. So weird how depression suck the creative happiness out of us.

I agree about using drugs/ alcohol. I quit drinking myself 22 days ago.

Catman22 in reply to Starrlight



Starrlight in reply to BobJensen

What inspired me was a combination of medication which allows me to be creative again/happy and my son asked me to paint with him and I couldn’t let him down.

Oh my GOODNESS! That is absolutely stunning! I love the way the colours compliment each other and the striking red helps illuminate the jade and mauve (pink and purple) colours. It reminds me of something flowing being tied together as constriction.... It's beautifully illustrated. Thank you for sharing. ❤️🌹

Oh wow thanks so much Magicdreamer. I love how you describe what you see in my art.

When people like a wave pass by us we need to act and do something now or that same situation will not present itself again.

And your last statement in the profile truthfully said that after every difficulty there is ease and rest.

So do something now, and don't be afraid of difficulties since at the end of every one of them is rest and ease, after all that hard work !!

I'm trying to learn and remember things Starrlight --

There truly is a method to this Old boy's madness,


Starrlight in reply to Catman22

Beautifully said.

Amazing Starrlight....I feel your passion in your work and find it interesting in

how everything is connected to one another in every way, shape and form.

I feel it means something to you. Great job, :) xx

Starrlight in reply to Agora1

Hi Agora! I was fighting darkness and seeking light as I painted. I struggled through it as I felt both very difficult and amazingly happy emotions coming and going... much is linked to trauma I believe.

What are you up to lately?

That's wonderful, Starrlight!!! Good for you👍

I love your color choices here! Do you have a title for this? Just wondering😊

Darkness Meets Light.

Thanks, beautiful.


Starrlight thats terrific,lovely blend of colours too!!

Thanks Goldieoldie! 😊

Wow!! 👏👏👏

Starrlight in reply to Phil-4-13

Thanks Phil! 😊

Oh my, Starrlight,

You are so talented and creative. Your painting is a treasure. I love it. And I celebrate the fact that once again you are painting and allowing your special creativity to shine.

Thank you so much for sharing your painting and your words with us.

Starrlight in reply to sophie4

Aww so sweet of you , thanks Sophie 😊

You are so talented. We’re you at peace when you painted this?

So beautiful and amazing this reminiscences me of dragons 😊

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