30" x 30" acrylic on canvas
Heavy was painted during a severe depressive episode. My entire body felt physically heavy. My mind was a dangerous place to be left in alone. Not just that, I also felt weak and stupid. Why were things so hard for me, that other people *seem* to take in their stride? I hadn't slept, or practiced self care (showering, eating healthily, simply getting out of bed and dressed, all plummetted to low priority). I cannot tell you how glad I am to have found painting during this time. It may seem a cliche to some but art therapy is so powerful. I urge you to consider some form of art if you are also living with mental illness.
We are surrounded by people living secretly with mental illness. Be kind to each other. Be kind to yourselves.