DISCOVERING PAINTING

9.15.20

I hope every one is staying healthy, strong, positive, and creative.



I began painting in 2016.  Shortly after my mental illness diagnosis I needed a way to process, manage, and express my intense and overwhelming emotions, thoughts, and feelings.


My intention from the beginning was not to create something.  The focus was purely on how painting made me feel and how it affected my mental health.  The painting process made me feel connected to my present thoughts and feelings.  It helped quiet my mind.  I felt stable, calm, soothed, and relaxed when painting.  It allowed me the opportunity to connect with my inner child.

That is when I realized how therapeutic painting was.  I have been painting every day since that momentary experience.


Through my personal struggles with mental illness I have learned to acknowledge, accept, and embrace my mental health challenges.

Every day I work tenaciously on my mental health.  In order for me to manage, challenge, and battle the beast I have designed my own daily script.  Which includes multiple check ins, painting, psychotherapy, weightlifting, mediation, cognitive behavioral therapy, medication, and support groups (Including family and close friends).

On we go.  Stay tuned.


“When you really believe in and want something, the whole world conspires to help you achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho


“MENTAL STRENGTH, STABILITY AND PEACE”

MENTAL HEALTH

9.13.20

I hope every one is staying healthy, strong, positive, and creative.



As an advocate for mental health awareness my sincere intention is to encourage and inspire others to have a conversation about mental health.  To pursue a creative outlet.  To reach out for help and support.  No one should feel like they are alone in this.

Through my personal struggles with mental illness I have learned to acknowledge, accept, and embrace my mental health challenges.

Every day I work tenaciously on my mental health.  In order for me to manage, challenge, and battle the beast I have designed my own daily script.  Which includes multiple check ins, painting, psychotherapy, weightlifting, mediation, cognitive behavioral therapy, medication, and support groups (Including family and close friends).

On we go.  Stay tuned.


“When you really believe in and want something, the whole world conspires to help you achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho


“MENTAL STRENGTH, STABILITY AND PEACE”

MASK

9.11.20

I hope every one is staying healthy, strong, positive, and creative.



I created the design for this mask from my original painting, Spring.  I have so much fun creating these designs because it helps me reconnect to the time I was working on the piece.

This is a critical period of time for us all to come together and wear our masks.  I am honored to be part of the solution.

On we go.  Stay tuned.


“When you really believe in and want something, the whole world conspires to help you achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho


“MENTAL STRENGTH, STABILITY AND PEACE”

PROJECT UPDATE

9.8.20

I hope every one is staying healthy, strong, positive, and creative.



Update

Untitled

30×40

In Process


I have zoomed in on my favorite part of this painting so far.  My focus is on depth, texture, and movement.

This painting is allowing me to play, explore, and connect with my inner child.

On we go.  Stay tuned.


“When you really believe in and want something, the whole world conspires to help you achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho


“MENTAL STRENGTH, STABILITY AND PEACE”

DISCOVERING PAINTING

9.6.20

I hope every one is staying healthy, strong, positive, and creative.


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I began painting in 2016.  Shortly after my mental illness diagnosis I needed a way to process, manage, and express my intense and overwhelming emotions, thoughts, and feelings.  So I began painting on drywall that was left over from our basement remodel.


My intention from the beginning was not to create something.  The focus was purely on how painting made me feel and how it affected my mind.  It made me feel connected to my present thoughts and feelings.  It helped quiet my mind.  I felt stable, calm, soothed, and relaxed when painting.  It allowed me an opportunity to connect with my inner child.

That is when I realized how therapeutic painting was.  I have been painting every day since that momentary experience.


Through my personal struggles with mental illness I have learned to acknowledge, accept, and embrace my mental health challenges.

Every day I work tenaciously on my mental health.  In order for me to manage, challenge, and battle the beast I have designed my own daily script.  Which includes multiple check ins, painting, psychotherapy, weightlifting, mediation, cognitive behavioral therapy, medication, and support groups (Including family and close friends).

On we go.  Stay tuned.


“When you really believe in and want something, the whole world conspires to help you achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho


“MENTAL STRENGTH, STABILITY AND PEACE”

MENTAL HEALTH

9.4.20

I hope every one is staying healthy, strong, positive, and creative.



As an advocate for mental health awareness my sincere intention is to encourage and inspire others to have a conversation about mental health.  To pursue a creative outlet.  To reach out for help and support.  No one should feel like they are alone in this.

Through my personal struggles with mental illness I have learned to acknowledge, accept, and embrace my mental health challenges.

Every day I work tenaciously on my mental health.  In order for me to manage, challenge, and battle the beast I have designed my own daily script.  Which includes multiple check ins, painting, psychotherapy, weightlifting, mediation, cognitive behavioral therapy, medication, and support groups (Including family and close friends).

On we go.  Stay tuned.


“When you really believe in and want something, the whole world conspires to help you achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho


“MENTAL STRENGTH, STABILITY AND PEACE”

MASK

9.2.20

I hope every one is staying healthy, strong, positive, and creative.



I received my mask today from Spoonflower.  I created the design for this mask from my original painting, You Are Not Alone.  This is a critical period of time for us all to come together and wear our masks.  I am honored to be part of the solution.

On we go.  Stay tuned.


“When you really believe in and want something, the whole world conspires to help you achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho


“MENTAL STRENGTH, STABILITY AND PEACE”

PROJECT UPDATE

8.28.20

I hope every one is staying healthy, strong, positive, and creative.



Update

Untitled

24×36

In Process

I have zoomed in on my favorite part of this painting so far.  My focus is currently on depth, layering, and movement.

This piece is helping me connect with my inner child.  Allowing me to process my childhood.

On we go.  Stay tuned.


“When you really believe in and want something, the whole world conspires to help you achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho


“MENTAL STRENGTH, STABILITY AND PEACE”

DISCOVERING PAINTING

8.20.20

I hope every one is staying healthy, strong, positive, and creative.



I began painting in 2016.  Shortly after my mental illness diagnosis I needed a way to process, manage, and express my intense and overwhelming emotions, thoughts, and feelings.  So I began painting on drywall that was left over from our basement remodel.

My intention from the beginning was not to create something.  The focus was purely on how painting made me feel and how it affected my mind.  It made me feel connected to my present thoughts and feelings.  It helped quiet my mind.  I felt stable, calm, soothed, and relaxed when painting.  It allowed me an opportunity to connect with my inner child.

That is when I realized how therapeutic painting was.  I have been painting every day since that momentary experience.

Through my personal struggles with mental illness I have learned to acknowledge, accept, and embrace my mental health challenges.

Every day I work tenaciously on my mental health.  In order for me to manage, challenge, and battle the beast I have designed my own daily script.  Which includes multiple check ins, painting, psychotherapy, weightlifting, mediation, cognitive behavioral therapy, medication, and support groups (Including family and close friends).

On we go.  Stay tuned.


“When you really believe in and want something, the whole world conspires to help you achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho


“MENTAL STRENGTH, STABILITY AND PEACE”

MENTAL HEALTH

8.20.20

I hope every one is staying healthy, strong, positive, and creative.



As an advocate for mental health awareness my sincere intention is to encourage and inspire others to have a conversation about mental health.  To pursue a creative outlet.  To reach out for help and support.  No one should feel like they are alone in this.

Through my personal struggles with mental illness I have learned to acknowledge, accept, and embrace my mental health challenges.

Every day I work tenaciously on my mental health.  In order for me to manage, challenge, and battle the beast I have designed my own daily script.  Which includes multiple check ins, painting, psychotherapy, weightlifting, mediation, cognitive behavioral therapy, medication, and support groups (Including family and close friends).

On we go.  Stay tuned.


“When you really believe in and want something, the whole world conspires to help you achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho


“MENTAL STRENGTH, STABILITY AND PEACE”