7 hours ago
I created this spread in one day (swipe to see other side!) I did the right side first, then the left just a couple of hours later. I was really struggling that day and it is still uncomfortable for me to view the right hand page. The left hand page carries some feelings of sadness mixed with acceptance, which is easier to stomach than the flat out anger I was experiencing just a few hours before.
The magic of art is that it allows us to express our feelings, and move through them. It's so evident just in the marks I was making that I had moved through a lot of feelings throughout the day, and part of that is because I allowed myself to move through it whilst putting pencil to paper. Our art also holds the memory of a certain moment in time. This can be cathartic, uncomfortable, nostalgic... Everything at once. These pages were done recently, but perhaps when I look at them again in a few years, the uncomfortable feelings will be replaced with gratitude that a difficult time has passed, and an acknowledgement of my own strength for the ability to weather the storm. Xoxox @freya.fennec