I have always had a big soft spot for animals. I decided to pick up my painting brush before I go completely bonkers and my stash of medication makes me think of suicide again. I went to art college many moons ago and not picked up my brush in over 20 years. I get very tired and my hands hurt but I have very slowly kept plugging away every day over the last week or so and finally finished one. Its of my cat Koko who is a big softy and I am yet to hear her hiss or growl. If anyone wants to email me a good photo of their pet then I will try and do a painting.
Trying to distract myself from pain w... - Fibromyalgia Acti...
That's amazing:-). how much do you charge to do a painting?
Stupid me, I was so absorbed by the picture that your words of pain didn't register properly please forgive me. I am pleased that instead of thinking of suicide, you are focussing yourself on something constructive. If you do feel that desperate again, please do contact the Samaritans - samaritans.org who are trained to help people like you when the darkness descends so do please use that facility, they do such good.
I wish you very well and send healing thoughts your way
Hi Sushkin, Awww you must keep up your painting, that picture is excellent. It's what I do when I'm in pain etc, paint, make jewellery, anything to keep m occupied, my best wishes and gentle hugs to you xxx BTW, please what ever you do don't think of suicide, please talk to someone, talk on here please don't give up hope ever xx
that is a lovely painting! I envy you your talent.
I'm sorry you're having a rough time, but I'm so pleased you've found release in your painting. I miss it, hopefully soon I'll start again.
I want to thank you for sharing your painting, and again for offering to paint someone's pet. Because of that, I've spent hours looking through my photo's on my pc for a nice pic of my budgie. I enjoyed looking at all the photo's and seeing many I'd forgotten about. thanks to you.
What an amazing artist you are! That is a superb picture of Koko.
Sorry to hear you suffer with depression, it seems to be quite common with fibro. Art will be a good outlet for you, just wondering if there is something you can lean as you paint if you are in pain? I seem to remember one of the girls, I think it's Pip, who has a fantastic chair which she finds is really good.
Keep on painting and posting your art work.
you can't make a fool of yourself - everyone sees things differently, and as long as you enjoy doing it - who cares what others think? In fact, its great fun to daub, make a mess, get messy, begin by being 4 again
I could draw/copy but not paint, so I bought some kid's paints and a basic colouring book. It physically hurt to try and control the brush and "stay inside the lines". I told my Dad and he said "will the colouring-in police be around to check? just relax and enjoy it." I was in my 40's, so I did, as a good daughter should, what my Dad said - and it was fun
I now enjoy watercolour painting.
go for it,
You have such a wonderful talent,iam so envious!Sorry to hear that you feel suicidal sometimes,I certainly have been there many times myself.Iam sure that doing a bit of painting when you can manage will help greatly,it has encouraged me to try something creative,maybe a floristry or painting course?dont know if iam any good though! Hehe
Hit here that's a wonderful picture, you are sooo talented, wish I could up load a photo of my Sophie who went to the rainbow in the sky a couple of weeks ago, I took a photo of her a few weeks before she went and it's the only recent one i have, it's on my iPhone .....gentle hugs to you .keep up the good work...Dee x