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About Me

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 Chronic Regional Sympathetic Dystrophy. Despite these issues, I intend to move forward, through and out with  honor,  grace and creativity.

At SUNDRIP- Art for Life you will find joyful art, sorrowful art and art created simply to pass the time. These pieces show healing in all its stages.

A FEW MORE THINGS ABOUT ME:

  • I was born to be a chef. I knew at age 8 I was going to be a chef. I did it!!! My life tide changed and now I am in a different art field.
  • Art saved my life.
  • I paint on canvas, wood, cardboard boxes, brown paper bags and other alternative surfaces.
  • I prefer to paint with a dry brush, and boy am I hard on my brushes.
  • I have more shades of green than any other hue in my paint collection.
  • I use bright colors in my work but my home decor is earth tones.
  • I love to draw bare trees.
  • I've been painting and drawing since I was a wee little one.
  • I've continued my interest in abstract work and hope to improve that skill.
  • When I make the first stroke there is a sense of relief because I know I'm going to release a lot what I call brain vomit. It's funny because others see it so differently but that's the thing about art, it touches us all differently. That's okay.
  • Self confidence is low.
  • I'm a very sensitive person. I feel quite intensely at times, so much so that if there were a spark I feel I might go up in flames.
  • I think a lot.
  • Paper is beautiful. I love how it feels. I love the music when brush meets paper.
  • I'm proud to say that two unborn children were given my art for their nursery room. That still makes me smile. How awesome is that!
  • I am about 80% home bound now due to Lupus and Chronic Regional Sympathetic Dystrophy. For three years my doctor, nurses and CNA's came to my home for my care. At this time friends have volunteered to help instead of CNA's. I am blessed.
  • I'm an avid reader. I love to learn new things. I have a strong interest in biology.
  • I hate water but I love the life that grows in it. I'm an aquarist with 12+ years of experience. I belong to the aquarium club here.
  • Dogs over cats. Pie over cake. Ice cream is divine. Tea over coffee. Hardcover over eBooks.
  • If I am to have a legacy at all, I do not wish to be known as Faith the artist. I want to be known as the woman who offered encouragement, a listening ear and empathy. That means more to me than anything else.

Get to know me a bit more by flipping through the pages of this journal. Sit back, get comfortable, stay awhile. This blog is interactive. I like comments. Please feel free to comment when ever you'd like.

Pure Joy of Heart.new clothes.august 28th 2012 age 40.

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UPDATES

November 11th I was told that what was thought to be Fibromyalgia is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.

About Me, Too is the page that discusses further my mental health diagnosis. The page is public but it is primarily for me to keep track of changes associated with Dissociative Identity Disorder.

22 thoughts on “About Me

  1. F.Magdalene

    Goodness yes I remember you and I remember your blog very well as well as your two dogs, the fig trees and the time a pink lizard was on your wall. Yup, I remember you. And I remember we read Carmon's blog too and maybe you use to read Julie's blog on flowers? She's a rose whisperer I believe. 🙂 I sure do remember you and have thought of you often.
    🙂 You too are more memorable than you think. I've also wondered about Plane Janet. I'm not sure if you read her blog back then or not but I remember her well. It was so good to log on and see your comment. 🙂
    Faith

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  2. Linda@VS

    So nice to hear from you! The two dogs you remember, Butch and Kadi, are both gone now, both when they were nearly 14. (Do I dare ask about Captain?) I have two new dogs now, Goldendoodles, smart but goofy brothers from the same litter. I had to cut down the fig tree because its roots were threatening the neighbor's septic tank. Still have the ugly pink geckos, though. I don't remember Julie, but I certainly remember the others. Ordinary Janet has become a good friend, we exchange e-mails all the time. She lost her mother last year and doesn't blog much anymore. I guess you know that Carmon died from melanoma on 11/11/11. Except for all the sad news I just dumped on you (sorry about that), life is good. I'm enjoying retirement and hoping to do so for a long time to come. Again, it's great to hear from you.

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  3. F.Magdalene

    Yeah, I did know about Carmon. That's still so hard, argh!
    My old boy has passed too. He had to be put down in 2009. I was on the phone with Carmon that day just crying my eyes out. I know you know how it feels. I'm sorry about your babies. I think I called her Plane Janet. LOL Flying Janet. Ordinary Janet it is! oops. LOL I think she had a dog named Spot? It almost feels like an era of dogs have passed.

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  4. F.Magdalene

    Dinah from keystone.........
    Can you be a little more specific? I'm not placing ya. You can use my email address if you'd like. It's on the sidebar.

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  5. F.Magdalene

    I know what you mean by Keystone and your name sounds familiar. I think we discussed it being a Biblical name but I'm still struggling to remember exactly who you are. Grrrr, its killing me!

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  6. Jana H. White

    Hello! I love the images, the photos you've chosen to share of yourself. They are strong and at the same time engaging, welcoming us into your world. So thank you! And what a world it is....your art, your words...giving shape and color to experience. It's a brave new world for all of us. Love it!

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No need to feel nervous, comment if you'd like.

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