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Art as therapy, drawing again, etc. Good news!!

Artistherapy
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Hi and good morning everyone.

I just wanted to post a happy post from me for a change. I am an artist and have been for 10 years since things starting changing in my behaviour and before the RTC in 2012.

I use art as my therapy and away time. I am expressing myself in ways I never thought with my art and letting out a lot of thoughts and feelings with expressionism work.

I used to always draw until 2016 when drawing was getting tough as it would hurt my head and I would get angry and frustrated.

Due to my cold headache this week I could not go out to my studio. I drew for the first time in almost a year! Not long but enough and spreading it out will work for the future, it is great for me to know I can do it once more.

I have been fighting for people with disabilities to get help with promotion, representation, etc. at art events as I cannot attend them. I have moved a lot of mountains for me and I have some shows coming up. I do need to attend and will be represented for free. They are so kind.

Good news and I may be onto an income for the first time in 10 years. Just brills.

Thanks all and have a good weekend!!😊

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pinkvision

Hi, excellent, keep going

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RecoveringH

First time in 5 years - out in the cold on your own, first time in 3 years enjoying the act of drawing, first time in almost a year drawing again. First time in 10 years to earn an income - your skilled artist talent is a magnet for financial reward. This picture, tour Eiffel, a symbol commissioned to celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution. Just this morning I read the yellow vests protests in France are celebrating one year today. I hope you continue to get your revolution.

So many firsts. Acknowledgement and measurement of events such as these brings exactly the right dose of confidence for more firsts to occur. You have overcome so much.

When we explain to family friends about a first in a jubilant tone, they smile and join in the joy you share but don't fully grasp the enormity of the sense of reclaiming the self that is you. To take a step (large or small) on the path towards wholeness - there are no words to describe - and can only be understood by those that have walked a mile in your shoes.

Your are an inspiration. May your creativity continue to bring peace and healing to the planet as you continue on your journey to the same.

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Artistherapy

Thank you so much for the reply it means a lot.

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bonfire

Hi Artistherapy, Great pic, do you use oils or acrylics? Keep painting. Well done.

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Artistherapy

Hi. Acrylics for all of my paintings.😊

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bonfire

Do you do an undercoat? It looks like you use a palette knife?

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Artistherapy

Yes. I coat the boards with a primer...black or white it all depends on the painting!!

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Artistherapy

This is brushwork on paper. Sorry confused...lol.

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leila65

Wow that's beautiful and so inspiring! As a mum of a son with brain injury I hope to use art therapy in his recovery as I know it helps me even though I don't express myself in ways that people can tell what they are!! :) so lovely to hear your good news thanks for sharing :)

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Artistherapy

Art is the best therapy more often with music in headphones. Cancels everything out around and in the head!! It is the only place I really relax. Thank you.

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Leonard68

That is something to be VERY! proud of, art is a hobby of mine, and I find it very comforting, keep up this MARVELLOUS work-PLEASE!!

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Artistherapy

Oh I will. Art has been a therapy all of my life and will continue to be so. Thank you so much.

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cirrus

Lovely to hear your achievements. Well done! I'd like t do more art and craft. Must try to gather the tools etc and get going :)

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