July 27, 2009
Licking My Wounds & Art Therapy
Thank you all for your kind comments. There were some things written in the comment section of my last post that I hadn't really realized before. Seeing those sentiments in black and white was very helpful to me. I appreciate you all so much. Our Survivor Solidarity is awesome!
Another thing I'm finding helpful is my art therapy through collage over at Polyvore. Let me share a couple of recent compilations.
This piece is called "Return to Wonder." I wish we--as child abuse survivors--could all go back and NOT know what we shouldn't have known as young children...return to innocence and wonder.
This piece reminds me that maybe--just a little at least--I'm coming out of the dark and into the green, the growing...the light. Also, that maybe I can grow something out of all the dark, black dirt that I have. I wish you all much rest, peace and blessings on your own journeys of recovery, healing, dirt-digging, reaching for the light, and growing beautiful things out of the muck.
I was thinking, your green collage and what you said about it made me think of, how much beauty comes eventually after a volcano erupts.
I really love these collages.
Askios: Thanks for visiting. I will check out your blog.
Enola: Yes I did that. It's so easy, really. Once you have a stockpile of images in your files to choose from, you just drag and drop! You should try it!
Time for grieving is so important and you worked your in wonderful pictures, I will try this too. No, e do not give up on us. We have come so far and we will go even further. Keep you in my thoughts. Hugs across the pond
I meant every word I commented last about the help and support your blog provides. One of my first blog posts mentions why my blog got started and how I realized all the suffering and pain child abuse causes. It all started by when I stumbled upon your blog. You opened my eyes to so much!
I love your collages, they are quite peaceful to me. I will have to try that.
Please check out our new blog. We are a center in Fredericksburg, VA that specializes in art therapy. We are just now beginning the journey into blogging and using blogging both as a method to raise awareness about our cause and our organization, but also as a form of healing.
I hope you'll pay us a visit :)
Mountainmama: At first, I felt shy about posting my collages, but now I'm enjoying sharing them. Thanks for the feedback.
IK: Wow! I had no idea your blog started that way. I feel so honored. Thanks!
Kahless: Maybe you'll feel intrigued enough to try it some time. Go for it!
rcasa: Thanks for visiting. I will visit your blog in return. I'm always interested in art therapy as that is what I originally wanted to go into (but no major at my Univ.) but went into advertising instead.
I'm visiting my dearest friends.
These are beautiful!
I guess I'll try it tomorrow.
Hope you find peace of mind.
EH: Thanks for the comment and the hugs. I hope we both have some more peaceful moments. We DO deserve them!
Artconstellation: Nice to "see" you again. I'm gonna have to get over to that blog of yours and see that painting.
Colleen: Hugs backatcha! Does that mean YOU are going to try some art therapy over at Polyvore, too? Hint, hint, nudge, nudge ;)
April: Hey, Yeaahh. That's right: My parents were fools. Thanks for the support.
I also went to art school as a therapy.
It helped me a lot. My self esteem and confidence came back. Your work is LOVELY. LIVefor yourself, your life does not revolve around anyone.
KEEP your chin high. Suvivors will not be defeated