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Depression Watercolor Painting

A while back I was in a really dark place. I am not always sure what brings on these moods. I am on medication for depression, but once in awhile I feel sucked down into a whilrpool of scary thoughts. My art helps pull me out of this place when it hits me.

Also, friends help, too. Recently I shared where I was at and my idea of painting my mood with a friend, and he encouraged me to do it. So, Steven, thank you. It helped tremendously! πŸ™‚
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In this painting I was thinking about the raw feelings of loneliness, fear, darkness, and for some, suicidal thoughts. I hope this comes across. I have actually thought about doing a series of paintings depicting depression since it is an illness that affects so many, many people. For anyone who is experiencing any of these feelings presently, talk to someone. Get help. Every life is worth more than its weight in gold. Never give up on yourself!

Have a great day, and give someone you love a hug. Or ask someone for a hug if you are in need of one!

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About whitefeatherfloating

When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork and some writing, but I also created a blog called "My Crazy Life!" in order to simply write my short autobiography and hopefully get some feedback on it as I go. However, it is a very slow project right now. You can find it here: https://spreadingmy2wings.wordpress.com Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on August 12, 2014, in Art Talk, My Thoughts, Watercolor Paintings and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. I like your idea: ” have actually thought about doing a series of paintings depicting depression since it is an illness that affects so many, many people”——-I hope you do so! It may open the minds of others and help them to understand depression better. Best to you! and YES–YOU do matter! You gave me new insights just be reading what you wrote today! We are interconnected…and each of us weaves our lives into others…with a simple gesture, a word, a nod…a thought! Blessings to you! and thank you for the “follow”—I am now “following” you!

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    • Thank you so much for the follow! I have been checking out your blog also. Your paintings are wonderful! I totally agree about it being a way to just lose yourself so to speak. I find I do that all the time. Once I have mixed the colors for a part I want to work on, I keep going until it’s finished!

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  2. I’m glad my (very brief) words of encouragement bore fruit. I think art is always therapeutic even when we do not feel the process has been particularly so. There are few better methods of self-expression.

    This is a very powerful, challenging and thought-provoking piece. Bravo.

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  3. Art is a wonderful way to express your feelings – your piece is beautiful.

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  4. I too lived with depression about 10 years ago. I’m fine now, but I just had to get out of my head and live one day at a time, one minute at a time. Meditation and clearing my chakras helped. Plus praying and asking the angels to help.

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    • My relationship with Jesus is what pulls me out of it every time, but it is just a part of my trials in this life. I am glad you are doing better! By the way, what’s a “chakra?”

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      • A chakra is an energy center in your body, you have 7 main ones. When you feel ‘butterflies” in your stomach you feel fear in your solar plexus chakra. I had much anxiety 24/7 when depressed.

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  5. I think art that sets itself a little apart always has something of its creator in it. As well as helping you and others, I think the art end up with a value all of its own when it is *about* something.

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    • I hear what you are saying, Denise, although, many people view abstract art, for instance, as not being about something, but to the artist, I am sure it is. I have one abstract piece I did a few years ago for the pure fun of just playing with paint. In fact, I need to remember to post it! It wasn’t really about anything, though. Interesting thoughts! Thanks! πŸ™‚

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  6. Such a moving post. Your painting really expresses your mood at the time, Patsy. It’s sad that some people are embarrassed to talk about depression. So many people are suffering in silence…so sad.

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    • Thank you, Jill. And you are right! I suffered with it for most of my life without even realizing I could get any real help for it in the form of medication! It was my second counselor who sent me to a psychiatrist so I could get a prescripton. My counselor couldn’t do that, but he knew at the time I needed something, because there was no other reason in the world at that time for me to be THAT depressed! There really isn’t now either; that’s why I think I need a check-up! πŸ™‚

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  7. I think it’s a great idea to express your mood through creativity and I’m sure the sentiment will touch a lot of people. It’s a very sad day following the loss of Robin Williams to depression. I think you’re absolutely right, life is so precious and asking people for help is so important. It’s a beautiful artwork and hopefully it will help other people to see that they are not alone in their thoughts.

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    • Hi Sara. I agree wholeheartedly with you! I did this painting days ago before finding about Robin Williams which was a shock to me. I actually wasn’t aware of his problems with depression and addiction. I think it is sad that he didn’t see any other way out of his problems; his poor wife and kids! Thank you for your kind words about my artwork. Hopefully, it will help others.

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  8. That is so true, and your painting is beautiful.

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