August 27th, 2021
Ok, so more like learning to photograph my paintings. It seems so much easier when things are smooth. Having so many different textures and paint swirl colors and the details. How do you properly photograph something you’re always seeing something new in? I really do love this pallet knife and brush mix with the oils. I don’t do many that are just one or the other.
June 27th, 2021
Hello! This is actually my first blog post of any kind. I thought it might be nice for me and anyone that might have similar interests. My plan is to start posting blogs of pieces I’m working on, and also sometimes what it means to me to use art as therapy. Art has been such a wonderful way for me to work through things and calm my mind. I have always been in to crafts and creating things. However, painting has been something I’d always wanted to try. It was on my “some day” list. I’m so happy I had the opportunity to start painting, and sketching. It’s quickly become a passion.
Just a little bit about my reference to art therapy. I have c-ptsd and anxiety issues due to childhood trauma and domestic violencet. While I understand how taboo those subjects are, I also have the understanding of how isolating, and shaming it can feel. So I now just put it out there to let others know they are not alone, there’s nothing to be ashamed of, and there is life after trauma. I’ve found that when I’m painting or sketching that is the only thing I’m focusing on. It helps me delve in to by thoughts in a calmer way. I can acknowledge the issues on my mind and let them go. I can create something beautiful while even while sorting through life things that are so ugly. This is my journey of discovery and recovery.