I am what keeps you both going..........I am an art lover and I love to read novels and therefore you both keep up with you blessed talents.
I have always wanted to paint but have no idea where to start. I am a bit old for school.
I admire art and love to visit the galleries.
I have a degree in Visual Arts & Graphic design. My graduate thesis was called "the link between creativity and mental illness." most amazing artists were actually highly tortured souls- with deeply pyschological issues. one of my favourite artists, edvard munch who is most famous for 'the scream' suffered from AP, depression, addictions and OCD. however he often refused treatment and one of his most touching quotes (its touching for me) was:
"Without my illness, I would have been like a rudderless ship at sea."
So his illness gave him the drive to create and to express himself clearly.
its interesting stuff. Maz XX
Aahhhhhhhhhhh such talent, so tell me where do I go to learn to paint.
I love abstract paints.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Edvard Munch watched his mother and his sister die when he was pretty young, and people feel this childhood trauma lead to alot of his emotional disorders. He had a personal P-Doc who had him scheduled into pysch facilities, but once there, Munch would just paint and refuse all forms of treatment, particlularly E.S.T. he felt that if he was 'free' of the pain of his mental illness that his creativity would dry up, and as painting was his life, he chose to suffer and make art, rather than seek proper help and give up his greatest passion.
He was only one of my artists for my grad thesis, but he was the one i identified with the most. Jackson Pollock and Van Gough were also incredibly unstable pyschologically, with documented diagnosed mental health issues. they also refused treatment. Now that i teach (art and english) i have limited time for my own art, but i paint, use mixed media and i do alot of old school darkroom photography.
Thank you, thnak you. Your the first person that took me serious. I would love to paint or try it but I had no idea where to begin. I appreciate your answer so much.
I will be looking at that beginner kit at Walmart tomorrow.
You are a sweetie.
You're welcome kitt! They also have like oil painting for beginners and pastels and such.
The canvas should be very cheap. It comes in a 3 pack for like $6. Apple Barrel from Walmart is a good brand of acrylic paint for super cheap too. If you go to Michael's, just one canvas can run you at least 10 bucks or more. They also have painting books for beginners at any Border's or Barnes and Noble bookstore.
OOO another good kit if you have a michael's near you is mosaic coaster (for cups or drinks) kit and mosaic votive candles kit. It's really messy tho LOL
OH and I bought a stained glass art kit at michael's and that was fun but I goofed it up. LOL
I've tried pottery but get too frustrated but I just got a wood burning kit from Walmart for $9.99 and I can't wait to try that out.
I'm a crafting freak.
Twisted, my art is also very dark. my graduate exhibtion was packed with darkness and themes of unhappiness and really it was so cathartic. i noticed you havent put your email in your profile, so i cant send you any pics of my work.