A Not-So-Great Day

Since Sunday my days have been more good than bad.  Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday all fell into the category of what I would call good days. I was feeling positive, happy even, and was being really productive. Tuesday was an off day and then today happened. I woke up exhausted, didn't know what to … Continue reading A Not-So-Great Day

Adult Coloring Books

A blog post popped up on my feed a short while ago. It was about whether coloring books can be considered meditative or a meditative practice. I didn't read the article, it was a bit too in-depth for me in my current mental state, but I thought it was cool timing. Because what had I … Continue reading Adult Coloring Books

Painting to Bring Me Out of My Mindlessness

The other night I was pretty miserable. I didn't really want to do anything and, as a result, ended up playing a computer game (Civilization V) for hours. And I do mean hours. I finally realized that I had reached a point where I was no longer enjoying the game. I was playing mindlessly, as if my … Continue reading Painting to Bring Me Out of My Mindlessness

Art Is Keeping Me Going

This last week (or maybe two) has been so rough. My depression has been back in full force and I've been crying nearly every day. I've been feeling detached, dazed, and like my head is in the clouds, just floating. I've had passive suicidal thoughts (*To be clear, I am NOT suicidal) and self harm … Continue reading Art Is Keeping Me Going

Celebrating Accomplishments

Doing the simplest of tasks while in the midst of a depressive episode can seem impossible at times. Just getting out of bed can leave us exhausted, which is annoying as hell since generally people expect to feel awake and refreshed after a night of sleep. Yet even this is denied to many people fighting … Continue reading Celebrating Accomplishments

The Power of Artistic Expression

I love creating art. There is something very powerful in being able to put thoughts or feelings into a work of art, whether that's writing creatively, drawing, painting, etc. I fell in love with all of these things about 5 years ago.  My current obsession is Sharpie Markers. I absolutely love the vibrancy and variety … Continue reading The Power of Artistic Expression