PAINTING PROCESS

10.30.20

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



I paint every day to process my immediate emotions, thoughts, and feelings.  Each new day presents opportunities for exploration and discovery.

I feel grateful and blessed.

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”

FIRST PAINTING

10.10.20

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


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I began painting in 2016.  This is one of my first paintings.  After my diagnosis with mental illness I needed an outlet to express my intense and overwhelming emotions, thoughts, and feelings.  So I began painting on drywall.  Painting took me to a safe place that allowed me to process.


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”

PAINTING JOURNEY

10.5.20

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



In the summer of 2017 I moved from Chicago to Boise.  I began visiting all the beautiful parks with an intention of meeting new people and to spread enthusiasm for mental health awareness.  People were extremely supportive and willing to share their personal struggles, challenges, and stories.


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”

MENTAL HEALTH

10.4.20

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”

PROJECT UPDATE

9.28.20

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



Update

Untitled

36×36

In Process

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

This piece is allowing me the opportunity to reflect on my many blessings.  Each dot has that purpose.

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 has me feeling relaxed and soothed.  I am really enjoying connecting the dots.

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

9.23.20

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


Photo Jan 11, 9 50 09 AM


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

9.21.20

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



I created the design for this mask from my original painting, Someday.  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”

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”