Color therapy

Day 165: For my friend

From my twenty-odd years of life experience, I’d say it’s pretty rare to encounter someone who’s never gone through a bout of depression. I generally have a positive outlook myself, and even I went through a dark time a few years back. If you’ve never experienced it personally, then you probably know someone who has.

While this kind of thing is an individual journey in some ways, having a friend there to remind you why they care about you is always a blessing. Today’s piece is dedicated to a friend of mine going through that right now, and to anyone who has ever struggled with depression or helped someone else get through it.

I used nine small wood blocks and text snippets from a vintage Nancy Drew book to create an encouraging poem with bright colors. While I worked on it, I imagined my friend getting better and later putting this on her wall to commemorate her strength in having made it through a difficult time.

What seems to be wrong here?

"For some reason I feel uneasy," she said with a frown.

"I can't keep my mind on my joy" she insisted in bewilderment.

I know nothing else seems to matter

But you are my most valuable friend

I want to show you brightly colored flowers bloom just to please you

there could be no doubt you are marvelous

She remained motionless, listening. "I did promise to mend" To prove her words she arose

Her eyes sparkled with excitement. I'm so glad.

P.S. Sorry for the late post! I spent the whole day working on the old bus cityscape and didn’t even begin today’s piece until after 9 pm. For those of you who don’t like surprises, here’s a sneak peek!

When it's done, this will be an old-timey orange bus on Embarcadero at Fisherman's Wharf.


2 thoughts on “Color therapy

  1. brilliant color therapy – as well as snippet therapy. yeah, i like the way you think in your work. i like the richness of your work. and i like the charge-into your work that you do. this is a terrific project.


  2. Pingback: Day and night «

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s