Art making…it’s my coping skill. I create because I’m driven.
Today, I talked about some of my sexual trauma that occurred in the military. There was a date rape where I lost my virginity and a sexually abusive relationship, I stayed in for 2.5 years, where I was raped in a violent way several times.
I’m thinking I will try to get military disability for this since you don’t have to be 100% disabled to qualify, since obviously I’m not…since I’ve always worked….my coping skill is working…staying busy, being driven…but the art is just comforting…
I like to let loose…There’s going to be a worship painting event on December 17th, and I was invited to paint or dance… so today, I prepped my canvas…Then I fixed another canvas that my granddaughter painted, but abandoned. I found a hole in it…yet it was a quality canvas, so I collaged over it…and honestly, that’s my specialty..taking the discarded, broken pieces and making them beautiful again. That’s my anointing.
Canvas 1, Golden Healing, in preparation for December 17th. This one is for women’s worship night. First, I collaged the whole thing, then I layered my homemade geli prints, tissue paper, and homemade alcohol ink paper. I put a layer of clear gesso on, then modeling paste using various stencils. Then I used fiber paste and bead paste.