Ten Ways to Cope for Creatives with Mood Disorders

If you have followed my artistic journey for awhile, you may be aware of my struggle with depression and anxiety. Not long ago, I made a choice to be more open about my disorder to make life easier for others suffering in silence as I did for so long. The connection between creativity and mental disorders is well-known,… Continue reading Ten Ways to Cope for Creatives with Mood Disorders

A Study in Shifting Moods

I’m excited to unveil my latest painting, which is part of an emerging series. The theme of this series is the exploration of mental health and depression. For me, the crows represent the twin natures of depression and anxiety. Like shadows, they drop noiselessly through your periphery, heralding a shift in moods and perceptions. But… Continue reading A Study in Shifting Moods

Ups and Downs and In-Betweens

New musings and new work! Check this new work out, as always, in my Etsy shop. I was overwhelmed by the response to my last blog post in which I talked about my lifelong struggle with depression and anxiety. I received so many comments expressing support and even some private admissions by friends who had… Continue reading Ups and Downs and In-Betweens

Living in the Interstices: My Journey with Depression

Until recently I would rather have died than admit what I am about to say, but here it is: I suffer from depression and acute anxiety. The truth is, Robin Williams’s death this week struck me as sad at first, but soon took up more and more of my thoughts over the past few days until it became a… Continue reading Living in the Interstices: My Journey with Depression