It seems to be a very common thing for people with depression to be creative. Or maybe creativity breads depression. Whatever it is, it has often been said that many people are more creative when they are depressed. I’ve read accounts of people who have gone on antidepressants and hated them because they were no longer creative. This is not the case for me. I have clinical depression and a panic disorder. I waffle between being sad and lethargic and feeling afraid of everything. I am on medication and I am managing well (for the most part). But recently, I developed a tolerance to myRead More →

Supplies: Winsor and Newtwon Payne’s Gray* and Savoir Faire Watercolors* (black) A painting, a sketch, a doodle. Something to occupy my mind. (Links in this post are affiliate, which means when you click and buy something, I get a percentage of that sale. I only ever link to things I use and love myself.)Read More →

This post/contest from girlonthenet inspired me to pull out my art journal and create a new page. Besides being a writer of fiction and poetry, I’ve also been a visual artist for a long time and art journling is one of my favorite ways to express myself. Supplies: Reeves Watercolor Crayons : Colored Cardstock : Figma Graphic 1 Pen : The image of the girl I used can be found here. Please remember to be respectful of artists and do not use copyrighted works for commercial use without permission When I create a poems in my art journal, I write from the heart, I doRead More →