Category Archives: Art

Room Divider Art Display and My Own Infomercial

So you have a room divider meant for family photos but you’d rather do something artsy with it, try filling the spaces with original art. In my room divider I’ve added such original works as the encaustic mixed media painting called “Fall Tree“. Beautiful blues are displayed acrylic painting in “Abstract Waves“. I’ve also showcased original watercolor paintings such as”Rich” and “Hush Be Still“.

Living room 2017

Can you spot “Bruised Reed II” or the painting “She Flows”?

Room Divider Art Display

Room Divider Art Display

I’ve fallen in love with “Blue Wonder” and “Altered #7” so I framed them until they find a permanent place to live. Also on the wall is “Landfall II” , “Purple Tree” and my favorite painting of all time, “Little White Dress.” Little White Dress is digital art created forever ago with my computer mouse.

The below gallery shows a few paintings up close. In a different entry I’ll discuss and show better images of the painting “Nesting Place,” a beautiful orange, gold and turquoise painting of birds and flowers. You can spot it here on top of “Nesting Place II”  Continue reading

Featured Art Gallery: Orange

I updated the Featured Art Gallery page. This month’s feature will have a color theme. Color is important in my therapy process. Since Sundrip is about the art and artist trying to thrive it only makes sense I’d have an Art Therapy Gallery and speak openly about the role art has in my healing.

She's Green - Redbubble

She’s Green – Redbubble

The last feature spoke of the color blue and it’s meaning. This feature will focus on the color orange.

Orange in art therapy or art created as therapy symbolizes fleeting courage, self doubt, ambiguity. What I mean is, I’m faced with conflicting emotions or I am going to take action but I’m not quite secure in my steps.

Orange is a color that slides back and forth between red and yellow. Red in my art therapy stands for empowerment and positive self esteem. The other side of that is yellow which is for shame and all acts of depravity. When those two collide there’s a struggle to stabilize and sort out how I see myself and my situation.

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Therapy Review: Abuse. Sadism. Self Harm

The video is a quickly thrown together sound bite with several art pieces that fit the topic. Death of my brother as well as sexual abuse, suicidal ideation and self harm (cutting) are discussed along side art stills. Close to the end of the video one photo of a box of crayons is seen for several seconds, then the video ends. That crayon photograph marks a detailed discussion of first being abused.

Life without Crayons

No coloring books
No cousin to first touch as I held gray
to fill in a cat who chased
but never caught the mouse.
No crayons would mean no dowel rods on my three year old body because
liberties were taken.
Life without crayons would never ask if
dowel rods broke before my mind had to.

Life did change that day. She saw me differently. Whatever she didn’t beat out of me that day made her violently mad until I left home.

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Jane

Still here. Just quiet. Sleeping a lot.  Jane is doing well, eat, playing, getting in trouble. She clearly feels better than she did a few days ago.

She visited her lemongrass spot to chew and rub against, then she was off to bat around her little green frog catnip toy. I still have my face licked before she settles above my head to sleep. 

I know I’m isolating and still depressed.

Faith

Today is the Day – March 3rd, 45% off

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Featured Art Gallery: Blue

The Brightest Star - Redbubble

The Brightest Star – Redbubble

I updated the Featured Art Gallery page. This month’s feature will have a color theme. Color is important in my therapy process. Since Sundrip is about the art and artist trying to thrive it only makes sense I’d have an Art Therapy Gallery and speak openly about the role art has in my healing. That’s scary though because I worry people will see the art has come from so deep that they won’t want to hang it on their walls. I’ve thrown around the idea of backing off explaining some of the art as I do but that’s not going to happen.

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Dates to Remember

  1. Mary Jane has her dental appointment Tuesday March 7th at 7:30 am.
  2. The Fang Fund 5% sale is still in effect until February 28th. Use FangFund16 at Etsy check out or request a PayPal invoice.
  3. March 3rd is the Crazy Sundrip sale giving 45% off one item on the majority of the items in my shop. This is a one day only super liquidation to say thank you to all of you who helped Mary Jane get on the road to feeling better. The coupon is only good March 3rd, 2017 MaryJane16 is the coupon code to use.

Faith

I’m not fine

Sanity: My Face My Art - Copyright Sundrip Journals All Rights Reservedi feel so broken, exhausted, shredded. i need a mental vacation, somewhere out of my body and its inferno. that thought plagues me, i have to escape this.

they say when a person says they want to commit suicide that it’s a cry for help, that they don’t really want to die. that’s true. i cried as loudly as possible. i’m not okay. help me. i’m not okay.

February is nearly over and i’m still here. i nearly didn’t survive it. had it not been for answers to my calls for help i may not have been here to look people in the face and say, i’m fine.

what a ride this has been in a body with no armor traversing through emotional warfare. the disease let my body live but left my mind to rot. (eyes open at this point)

i took the diagnosis of CRSD very hard. i’d never heard of it. it made sense to me once it was explained. but i promised myself i wouldn’t look up information on it. i promised i wouldn’t study it because i want to be able to give the doctor a report from me and be able to say 100%, this is from me. I didn’t read it somewhere. I’m paranoid about not being believed.

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She’s Lost her Mind. One Day 45% off sale?

I have a surprise for you. I offered 35% off until February 28th but, what if I said that I’d do 45% off one item on March 3rd? This isn’t off the entire order like the 35% off sale, this is 45% off one item and for one day. Would that be okay with y’all?

Let’s discuss the details of this too good to be true, probably not gonna see deep cuts until she’s financially desperate again, sale.

Resilience Tree

Resilience Tree – available

Resilience Tree will remain at 35% off until the end of the month.

Snapshot

Snapshot – available

Snapshot is 35% off until the end of the month.

Oh but don’t be discouraged, most other items are 45% off Friday March 3rd. Where’s the art? It’s here in the Available Art galleries with payment through PayPal and most of the art listed in my Etsy shop. The below gallery included some of my destash items.

Is she crazy, you ask? Yes, but only for a day. After one day everything returns to the original affordable art prices, and I will resettle somewhere between madness and organized dysfunction.

MaryJane16 is the coupon code to use March 3rd. It can’t be used before or after that date *. Trust me, I’ll remind you.

(read this really fast like on commercials when they’re giving you the fine print) * International sales included. If you are unable to participate on these sale dates and need a payment arrangement please just use the email address on the sidebar so that we can include you. Please request your extension by February 28th. Remember, I asked for assistance with Mary Jane. I put the need out there, and my need has been filled. If you don’t ask then both sales will be missed.

Faith

Funds Obtained

I’m going to do a copy paste from my Facebook page.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who contributed or purchased art. It’s appreciated. I tell ya, it came on time bc my girl is in pain and I can’t stand it. Man, it’s hard to watch her suffer.

BTW – when there is a need that I see on the net please know that even if it’s $2 or $4 I will, do and have donated. It’s been done for me. I strongly believe that one should share their blessings, it makes them sweeter.

Thank you again for helping my girl Mary Jane continue her life with me in a pain-free way. I’d like to add that a friend of mine here in Indy asked why the cost was so low bc her aunts vet was so high, my requested need seemed odd. The blessing in that is, the vet isn’t charging me for anything but a standard cleaning with blood work and proper anesthesia. He is not charging me for extractions (3 in the mouth of a 16 year old kitty).

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