Thursday, June 20, 2013

:therapeutic:

It has been suggested to me that perhaps I should use artwork as a therapy of sorts to get through certain issues I'm dealing with. I've made some attempts; I haven't seen any help from it yet. I remember telling this person that I don't WANT to draw such things, I have too many OTHER things that I want to get to! But some say I have to work through this first.

One of my favorite episodes of the current Dr. Who series was one where he met Vincent Van Gogh. They had to involve an alien creature to make it sci-fi I guess, but what stood out for me was when The Doctor asked a museum curator in the present time, with Van Gogh within earshot, how he felt about his artwork. The basic gist of his reply was that even though he had led a tortured life, he chose instead to depict the beauty he saw in the world than the pain that he felt. Which is in a way how I feel about what I want to accomplish.

So yeah, I kind of feel like what you see below. Except I don't feel like a woman, you can disregard that.