Today is Easter, a celebration of resurrection, all that is green and verdant is returning to life. Those of you who are following the blog, know that this has been a rough winter for me. I lost faith in my ability to re-bloom, but through good counseling, good medicine, and a good art practice, I made it. I know now I will grow stronger again.
Yesterday, I drew and painted a portrait of a 9 year old girl I mentor. She was in a bad mood, but I drew her as she as if she wasn’t. She was wearing a pink shirt with hearts on it. I didn’t try to capture her perfectly, just a pretty picture to cheer her up. She approved, but said, I wasn’t smiling. I told her that artists can see to the smile inside her, however slight.
I’m drawing daily to help manage depression, long-term disability, and life in general. If you’d like to see the beginning of this project, you can see it here. You can also follow me through WordPress or on Facebook.
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