For me my art is more than just a hobby, it is a way for me to express
myself, and keep me out of trouble at times. A lot of my pieces have been done or started when I was in a crisis of
one sort or another.
I started doing art during my second hospitalization in 2001.
Back then it was a way for me to kill time besides reading. As much as I love to read, one can only read so much.
When I started to do art, my drawings weren't that good. As I drew and drew, my work got better and better. Now
I have shown in a few shows and sold 2 pieces.
I have even helped out with an art gellery and been an assistant
to an Espressive Art Therapist who also ran the gallery with another person. From the 2 of them I have learned a lot
from them. Not just running a gallery, but about creating art such as techniques.
I now intend to take art classes and my future career will combine
art and helping others. Most likely I will go into Expressive Art therapy. I will just have to wait and see though.
On the next few pages you will see my art. The pages are separated
by mediums and the title of the piece is above the piece. Hope you enjoy the pieces.