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Sundrip- Art for Life

As I painted this I kept thinking of a borderline personality trait called black and white thinking. I tend to see things as all good or all bad. Instead of being on one side of the extreme I'd like to be a little bit more towards the middle. The individual in the painting leans to one side and looks towards the sun. She is hopeful that one day she will stand closer to the middle of life and see gradation of tone. The world can be in full colour but when the mind has suffered a blow colours begin to look alike until finally only two are left. The division is stark: black (bad) white (good).

It is a gift to humankind to see in colour. It is my hope that I will one day regain the gift of colour, the ability to see gradations instead of black and white, all good or all bad. When I once again hold this blessing of colour, I'll never take my eyes off it.

What is Sundrip? Sundrip is hope that drips from the sun.

Take the breath of the morning sun and run. Take the fire of the morning sun and live. Dance with it. Laugh with it. Accept the hope that the new sun brings and never forget the blessings that drip ever so lightly.

The full journal entry for this painting and the blessing that inspired it can be seen on the healing journal by clicking this link.

Sundrip is on Redbubble in various print options.

Published on Categories Art, ART GALLERY, Digital Art, Self Portrait, Women

About Faith

SUNDRIP – Art for Life is a site that expresses in every media possible an intimate look into the life of a person living with major trauma. The issues addressed in art and writing include Dissociative Identity Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Lupus and CRSD. Despite these issues, I intend to move forward, through and out with honor, grace and creativity.

3 thoughts on “Sundrip

  1. kprsjohn

    This is my favorite of your work so far, that I have seen. don't even know what it is that makes it stand out to me, but i wanted to let you know.


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