2 hours ago
Sept 22 - Viridian.
TRIGGER WARNING- self harm.
This painting wont have a title, rather a sentence "I never want to get plastic surgery to hide my self harm permenant cuts as they mark something deep about my past and I don't want to forget that." I could've just not posted this confession or just posted some part of it, but I wanted to reach out to this anon through my platform.
When I read this, I had mixed feelings about it. I was agonized, and also worried. So I decided to make a complete post on it.
First of all, Anon, I hope you've stopped harming yourself. Cause do you know? You have gazillions of cells in you working so hard to keep you healthy and alive. And it's not right to hurt them when they are so innocent and just so determined to keep you in good shape. It gets happy when you feed it right, it does everything for you. Even healing of the scars itself is it working for you. So I request you too, give them the best treatment. I hope you do.
Second of all, its completely your choice to hide your scars or not. But one thing to knkw is that the past is something gone and done and dusted. All it should be used for it to learn a lesson. It's tough, extremely tough to let go of it. But one wont be able to progress if he doesn't.
Each of us have suffered through something that has shaped us into what we are today. We all had times where we needed to realise our anger and hurt through something, some hit the gym, some slept for hours upon hours, some isolated themselves, and I painted! Some of my paintings store days that were the worst for me, ever. But now its my choice to either hang them up the wall to feel brave that I went through THAT or toss it in the bin cause that's not needed anymore. (yes, with each painting a skill is improved, remember that. Every pain makes you learn. Don't hold it. Learn and let go.) Here, if need be.
(sorry for the long post🙈) #monotonepaintchallenge