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"


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.


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.