Sometimes it helps me to dump my head through visuals. I believe deeply in art and photography therapy for trauma survivors. Many of you say “but I’m not a good artist!” See, it’s not about being “good” in someone’s eyes, even your own. It’s about figuring out your method to expel pent up energy.
Slashes of red and orange paint swiped across a canvas can be an abstract release of anger. Photos of flowers you love can lift your spirits. There is no method set except the one you choose.
Here are a few examples of art pieces and photos of things that called my to me. If you’d like to see more, you can visit my art store at:
Canvas art / mixed media
Now go! Create! Gather leaves and stones and paint. Let your body naturally lead you into the outlet ever human is gifted with. 💫💫
Photography is just as much an expression for me as anything I create. Sometimes my emotion emerges in this way. I don’t want to share too much about my own emotion during the creative process so that viewers can observe from your own perspective. I most often never end up having a plan but just moving in spacial presence with the image as I move with it. My editing process is ruled by emotion, most often I am lucid, discarding multiple photos for that one which speaks to me directly. I don’t create images with other people viewing them in mind. Only when I write does the process of interactive connectivity with my reader become present in me. With art and photography it’s a different process. It’s me and whatever needs to purge, and I enjoy giving it away for however someone wants to interpret it.
Girl With a Gun Series # 121 started tonight. I’ll see where she leads. I’m unsure of “who” is taking the lead on this one. But I do have an inkling of where it is going and why. #outlets