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jordaNZone
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   Posted 11/22/2006 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
A lovely friend I have met here on HW has brought to mind a very important thing I want to share with everyone...
When I have been at a very low ebb - which has happened on a number of occasions when my life has turned to custard 'big time!' the one thing that makes me forget my troubles is my drawing..I can totally lose myself in my artwork, and actually I think my best artwork has come about when I have been 'down' as all the mixed emotions are poured onto the paper..
 
Does anyone else use their creativity as a means towards relaxing and feeling better?
 
Maree

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 11/25/2006 5:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maree

You make such an excellent point. I have been in hospital for the last 11 weeks suffering clinical depression after a breakdown. In hospital, they encourage you every day to attent occupational therapy. I have painted, made clay models, done drawing, written poems, exercised etc etc. It really helps. The exercise really helps my anxiety and I have never done so much art in my life!! I am continuing with my art work after leaving hospital and as an out patient am attending occupational therapy for a month after my discharge date.

I think creativity is wonderful - I would have never have believed it would help so much
Victoria
 
 
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jordaNZone
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   Posted 11/25/2006 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Victoria
So glad you feeling better and out of hospital - yay! Have you got a favourite type of art that you like doing? Personally I cannot paint..believe me I have tried lol..love to do pencil drawings myself.

Maree

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 11/25/2006 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I didnt use to be able to paint at all but I have done allsorts of things since being in hospital. I like using acrylic paints on canvases and you can buy canvases with an outline to paint in which is good.
I am starting to make xmas cards too which will keep me busy!
Victoria
 
 
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