Streams of consciousness

April 24, 2014


My lovely therapist told me to start painting again. I obliged, if only once since he asked me. I can understand how art is very therapeutic, it really works. Mind soothing, even. Concentrate on the paper and the colours and shut up all the noise in your head.

Mr D and I went to the store and bought all the materials and as you can see a bottle of wine as well. I just dabbed some watercolour on paper one night. Creating something can be a dirty process, in fact, it almost always is. Especially if you are messing about with paint and paper.  As the watercolour wouldn’t dry I left it. The next morning I picked up the pencils and lines started appearing as I motioned it over the previous night’s coloured shapes, no real thought given. A bit like apparitions, directly from my subconscious. A suspicious looking rabbit, a vomiting cat and some random faces is what came out of it. Feel free to interpret them as you want, because I have no idea.










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  • Reply Jennie April 24, 2014 at 10:31

    The act of creating is a great way of shutting out that pesky & persistent head noise, I would go as far as to say that it is the best approach for someone who struggles to still their mind. A few years ago I was advised to take up meditation to regain focus and break the negative thought pattern cycles I was plagued with at the time but I just couldn’t chill out enough to actually get into it and that just further added to the negative vibe I was feeling. Sewing and making jewellery was/is the best therapy for me.
    I really love your suspicious looking rabbit, vomiting cat and random faces.
    Keep on painting and creating my love <3

  • Reply Vix April 24, 2014 at 15:19

    Your art is incredible, you are so talented and I’d love to see more of your work.
    Jennie’s right, creating is great therapy, a great way of focussing your thoughts and channelling your tensions into making something lovely. My patchwork curtains were how I stayed sane when my Mum died! xxx

  • Reply KizzyDoll April 24, 2014 at 15:28

    Beautiful art doll!! I couldn’t go a day without art in some way or another…it’s my escape and release to create. I don’t get as much time to do it as I’d like with a family, but when I do I feel tons better. Keep doing it doll, helps so much Xxx

  • Reply pastcaring April 24, 2014 at 21:52

    I love your drawings in combinati0n with the water colours. I couldn’t possibly interpret them – but they are wonderful, and if the act of creating helps, then do it, more! xxx

  • Reply jocelina April 25, 2014 at 07:38

    definitely believe art can be therapeutic and i love what you created. it’s something i need to make time for because when i start i love creating something, doesn’t matter what but i rarely really make time for it

  • Reply Jet aka Punk Glam Queen April 28, 2014 at 12:47

    Art or the act of creating something is very satisfying for me. I’m no artist (my daughter got that talent), but I do like to create things and often feel “off” if I don’t. Love your doodles & the process you used, first with the watercolour then the drawing — the bunny & cat are great but the random faces make me smile! XXX

    • Reply Mrs D April 30, 2014 at 10:33

      Thank you!
      I must make time more often for drawing. I miss it a lot sometimes…

  • Reply ollieotson April 28, 2014 at 16:25

    i love your drawings so much, i want one!

    • Reply Mrs D April 30, 2014 at 10:30

      Thanks 🙂
      I must send you one at some point!

  • Reply Benjo April 28, 2014 at 20:26

    Vomcat! Love it!

    • Reply Mrs D April 30, 2014 at 10:30

      Thanks, Ben!

  • Reply Connie* May 5, 2014 at 01:59

    Sara. You have to keep going with this. I LOVE your drawings.

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