Today I decided to do some drawing. Apart from the doodles that I do while I’m on long phone calls or in the margins of notebooks, I haven’t drawn properly since I was in art lessons at school aged about 14. I am NOT an artist! But I ended up with a self-portrait depicting my depression. Somehow it has felt therapeutic to get all the feelings in my head out on paper-I guess that’s why people do art therapy.
I feel a little exposed to share it here (like I said, I’m far from being an artist), but I know seeing other people’s art-whether it is drawing, writing or poetry has made me feel less alone- so maybe this will help someone too.