Today I was looking through some of my art therapy files and discovering pictures I had created.
My first experience in art therapy was in 2005.
It really showed me where I was in my journey; emotionally I was a broken shell of a woman.
For me art therapy helped me to express how I was feeling without having to speak about it.
It allowed me to bring how I was feeling in the inside and bring it to life through the art work.
I must say that in 2005 it was pretty dark; overall it was a pretty dark time for me.
I really wanted to share it with you because that is where I have come from and we all go through hard times.
We can let those hard times consume us or when we can, we can learn from it and come out stronger than ever before.
This is my journey form one of darkness and no hope to one of finding who I really am and who I have become.
The first picture I found which I am going to share-
At the time I wrote this about the picture-
The Tear Drop
I started out drawing a teardrop my tear.
Then it appeared to be a drop of water. The tear is landing on my life which is dry like a desert.
The tear is trying to give nourishment to help the dry area survive. It started to water the dry area. There are no green or living plants yet, but hopefully over time there will be new life.
The tear is being engulfed by all the dryness it’s quite barren.
Looking at my life now, there has been a lot of new growth and new discoveries.
Be encouraged, don’t give up. I believe in you.
Will share more soon.