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.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Portrait of "Sam"


2 comments:

Karen May Sorensen said...

Hi Kate,

Nice to see a portrait of your friend! She has a big smile. Did you do it from life, a sitting, or did you do it from a photograph? I once had my brother sit for me, it was fun. And I did a portrait of my friend, serious work, and she bought it and gave it to her parents as a gift. Her parents were pissed that I didn't make her more beautiful! But had a conversation with the framer, and he said it was a good portrait, and he had seen a lot of them, so I know it was at least true to life - I was trying to be accurate, and anyway, I like the way she looks..........unique. I think if an artist can capture uniqueness that is far better than making a beautiful picture.

Hugs,
Karen

Jen Daisybee said...

Lovely portrait, Kate! I wanted to let you know I've given you a blog award. This time it's the Liebster Award for blogs with less than 200 followers. So you can go to my blog and get the graphic at http://www.suicidalnomore.com.