Oh my gosh y’all! I just found this amazing article! I was researching the reason why coloring takes my pain away for my series on Alleviating my Fibromyalgia pain and I found this spectacular article on it! I had to get let this information out asap! Read it!
“Creating art is a very effective way to stimulate the brain and anyone can do it. Learn the many benefits of art and why it’s so helpful for mental health.”
Source: The Mental Health Benefits of Art Are for Everyone
Source: “How Deep the Hollow”
I ran across this post today. “From the depths of despair” I said. This painting and all the others from last year, almost got thrown in the trash. I’m trying to purge all the things that remind me of the horribleness of years past. Predominantly 2016.
The pain and mental anguish was so great that my only refuge was paint on canvas. I see them now with the realization, that as I suffered, I was being bamboozled. I see all of the paintings now and I’m reminded of this.
I have a fresh start and the things that remind me of the horribleness will be tossed away.
“How Deep the Hollow” lives on to see another day. Although, it may be placed in a far room in the house. Or under a couch cushion.
I am set free. I am free. I live without effort or sadness… dammit.
I held on to this #painting for awhile before I decided it was good enough to frame. I tucked it into corners, stacked it with empty canvases, concealed it among other paintings and hid it in chests. But, it kept coming out. The colors and depth blow me away and I can’t believe it’s my own creation. From the depths of despair it emerged. It also inspired a series of 8 tree paintings. I believe she’ll stick around awhile longer. On a wall… somewhere. “How Deep the Hollow” #acrylic on #canvas