Friday, February 20, 2009
Pain, Panic, and Transformation
As a therapeutic art exercise today, I decided to create a piece that reflects some of what I have been experiencing lately with my anxiety. Ms. Anxiety Pants has been making daily visits and I am trying to form a dialog with her, ask her questions, soothe her. Perhaps making her a visual entity like the piece above will let her know that I see her. She doesn't need to shout so loudly anymore.
The second part of this therapeutic art session today involved creating a piece that reflects what I want to see for myself. It's supposed to be a positive vision--one of growth and transcendence and change. After creating this piece I was tempted to strap on some butterfly wings and plant myself in a pot. With some good nurturing and a feeling of safety, who knows what could happen!