Drawing – Art, has always been my escape and a sanctuary; my way of understanding and possessing things in the world, (or not in the world), that would never otherwise belong to me …Creative activity has often been my means of avoiding social navigation and the only thing in which I really excelled at, thereby giving me self confidence, identity, or providing me with continuum or satisfaction that nothing else quite does.
Mental health issues, social circumstances and family duties have prevented and frustrated my creativity for decades. I did not draw at all for many years. It was my life and has been lost and lain waste. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to reclaim this lost part of myself at the Studio Upstairs. I feel enabled and supported in a unique way to resume and actuate projects that have been quiescent for so long. I am able to share (precious) creative freedom with other individuals in parallel, and I feel less misunderstood and isolated. I would like to participate with Outside In as part of my management and recovery of