"How to explain how art has impacted my life? How to explain how art has helped me make sense of the world and my journey through my mental health illness and struggles? The hand that itches to draw, to write down, to record. It’s seen me through being stripped to nothing, where my paranoid ramblings were hidden in my notebook and it grew, images committed to canvas… Then onto gallery walls... Then the sharing... Sharing the benefits and how we can escape our problems and rest our brains (if temporarily) when putting brush to paper.
Living in the city it can be difficult to find a peaceful place to practice mindfulness and not get caught up within the chaos of urban life. So we have to developed strategies of survival to find that space to just be."