A Recovery Blog

This blog is about my continuing recovery from severe mental illness. I celebrate this recovery by continuing to write, by sharing my music and artwork and by exploring Buddhist ideas and concepts. I claim that the yin/yang symbol is representative of all of us because I have found that even in the midst of acute psychosis there is still sense, method and even a kind of balance. We are more resilient than we think. We can cross beyond the edge of the sane world and return to tell the tale. A deeper kind of balance takes hold when we get honest, when we reach out for help, when we tell our stories.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ethiopian Girls


This gouache painting is based on a photograph by Ahron de Leeuw that I got at the Flickr site. I love the expressions on the girls faces. Part of why I chose this photograph was because I fell in love with the little girl on the left, but as I drew and then painted I became equally fond of the girl on the right.
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