Friday, May 27, 2011
One Year After Trauma, A Reflection in Art Journal Pages
I remember creating the page above less than a month after my accident. When I first broke my ankle and was confined to the couch I spent a few days feeling very sorry for myself. I was angry that it had happened to me, frustrated that I was reliant on someone else for the very basic of needs and very saddened at the whole situation. I could not see past the cast on my leg, or the pain it was causing.
By now you know that one of the many reasons I art journal is to release anxieties. During that first month of "Art on the Couch" I created very messy pages, which was very healing for me. Soon I got up enough courage to do my first live show on Ustream.
At first I believed my accident was "bad luck". I now believe my injury was exactly what I needed. I needed a bit of suffering to appreciate what I truly had, and I needed the time to straighten out my mind.
I truly believe that this injury was a blessing in disguise. Without it I wouldn't have made so many wonderful friends, and for that I am ever grateful.
It is now time to break free. May this second year bring even more friendships and opportunities.
I thank you for all the support and love.
Much LOVE xox