Impressed by talent I see on Instagram - I'm excited to play with the ipad since we have time... I think I'll play at night while Norm watches TV.
Watching T.V... a couple of hours I find 'watching' instead of doing - I find... depressing.
I drew the Elf on iPad first then painted it.. I enjoyed painting much more - the results speak for themeslves. Below.
Depression - next week is mental health week at Georgia Toons. IF I don't write, speak up - then I'm guilty for not trying to help - educate.. warn. I'd be guilty of contuining the circle, of lies, denial and depression, I would be adding to the stigma- instead of educating against it. As difficult as it has been with my 'Mental Health Mondays (in particular my 'sketchbook journal' entries), I've noticed I feel better after, a weight I carried a lifetime finally realized >>> addressed and dropped - tossed to the side where it belongs, understanding I did not pick up that weight - I was placed on me. It is incredible what a forest does... and the gift of SOLITUDE. I think everyone has forgotten what a gift solitude can be. I love it.
If you are not depressed right now- even a tiny bit - then I'm shocked. Not sure I'd feel envious or frightened of someone who is to not effected by death & sickness and depression, globally.
Alcohol abuse is up. As is domestic abuse and child abuse. I read a article that sent chills up my spine at the realization of being in lockdown with an alcoholic parent would ABSOLUTLEY be a living nightmare. Remember that when you feel cooped up or cabin fever.
I'll also share tips that I find helped & help this daily battle.
I know for some... they wake up and wish they were dead.
I've felt like that.
Rise & SHINE! You have made it another day! Thank you for doing so.
You inspire me.
Time to go get frustraited by the iPad until I paint- or snuggle Nugget or the girls.
It's a beautiful gift from God to be here - reasonably healthy!
With THC & TLC