Depression in Art

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a piece that had meaning behind it. For so long I’ve been doing art with the goal to sell and appeal to the masses. This is a piece I’ve had in my head for a long time. I am an HSP and with that comes some really beautiful gifts, but it also come with depression, anxiety, and ADHD to name a few. The last few months I have really struggled with depression. Crippling at times. I recently went through a training that allowed me to release a lot of pain and see myself more clearly. It also gave me the courage to paint this very vulnerable self portrait. My next piece will be a self portrait of the shift that has taken place since the training. I’m excited and nervous to share this with everyone. I know many people can relate with this feeling and I encourage you to not feel ashamed of it, but to be open and vulnerable and ask for assistance when you need it. Humans are walking around like cardboard cutouts, masking what we are really feeling and ashamed to be honest. I’m making a commitment to not do that anymore. You are loved. You are worthy. You are important. I am loved. I am worthy. I am important. 

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