Since I didn't show yesterday's drawing, here it is along with today's!
I am REALLY REALLY REALLY excited about Day 8 (today!) because for the first time in SO FREAKING LONG I have new ideas!!!! I've actually already started on Day 9 & 10, because I was so pumped about this drawing! I started by sketching myself, only looking at my reflection in the mirror and not the paper. Then I allowed myself to look at what I'd made, and I chose different parts to add details. This was a very special moment for me, because while I created this piece I felt the best I've felt while creating art in MONTHS maybe YEARS. It may not be the best thing I've ever created, but I made it with a mind that wasn't overflowing with anxiety, and to me that means this drawing is pretty bad ass. I actually got a little emotional about how GREAT it felt to not feel so crappy (see that smudge on her chest? that's actually a tear drop - and yes, I realize the irony of crying over how good I felt). If you haven't read my blog much, you might not know that I've got some anxiety issues that have spilled over into many aspects of my life. The thing that got the biggest hit was my art. I wasn't able to create art without a movie playing, or a mindless sitcom droning in the background. I haven't been able to create a drawing with just music, for an extended period of time in I don't know how long. For my surroundings to be relatively quiet, and for a panic attack to not come out of that, means my friends - that I am FINALLY making progress on kicking my anxiety's BUTT!!! Yay for therapy and support groups and friends and family and God and art and flowers and slowly coming back to LIFE!
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