10 Minute Art Week 5

10 Minute Art is a series of videos demonstrating my intuitive art process. We talk about life and make random pop culture references every time my computer freezes.

Resources used in this video were from:

Peggy Entoft (Not Patricia Entoft) http://www.pjentoft.com/pjs-psp8-gradients.html

http://www.colorburned.com
Nanson’s Place (offline now, but crediting anyway.)

All other resources shown were pre-created by me.

Check out My CreativeMarket shop and my Zazzle store to see more cool art:

https://creativemarket.com/rosebfischer

https://www.zazzle.com/journaljunkies

Art Chat 3

Art Chats are a series of videos demonstrating my intuitive art process. We talk about life and make random pop culture references every time my computer freezes.

Resources used in this video were from:

Peggy Entoft (Not Patricia Entoft) http://www.pjentoft.com/pjs-psp8-gradients.html

http://www.colorburned.com

Nanson’s Place (offline now, but crediting anyway.)

All other resources shown were pre-created by me.

Check out My CreativeMarket shop and my Zazzle store to see more cool art:

https://creativemarket.com/rosebfischer

https://www.zazzle.com/journaljunkies

10 Minute Art Week 4

10 Minute Art is a series of videos demonstrating my intuitive art process. We talk about life and make random pop culture references every time my computer freezes.

Resources used in this video were from:

Peggy Entoft (Not Patricia Entoft) http://www.pjentoft.com/pjs-psp8-gradients.html

http://www.colorburned.com
Nanson’s Place (offline now, but crediting anyway.)

All other resources shown were pre-created by me.

Check out My CreativeMarket shop and my Zazzle store to see more cool art:

https://creativemarket.com/rosebfischer

https://www.zazzle.com/journaljunkies

Art Share: What Depression Looks Like

I’ve been wanting to blog more about depression and mental illness lately, but it’s hard for me to come up with the words to frame what’s on my mind.

I’ll start with this.

I have severe clinical depression. I was diagnosed in my teens but wasn’t able to get consistent treatment because my family had no health coverage. I sought treatment myself in my 20s, but was homeless at the time, so I missed a lot of appointments and was eventually dropped from the low-cost program I was in. (I use a wheelchair and transportation is challenging when you are not homeless.)

Transportation remains a major obstacle to consistent treatment. I have reached out to local clinics and therapists in my area. They all refer me to volunteer groups that provide free transpo to appointments. Those groups then tell me that they don’t offer rides to individuals who use wheelchairs due to liability concerns. They refer me to Medicaid, which I don’t qualify for, and local paratransit, which is nearly impossible for me to use because you can end up riding around in the van for over an hour picking up other riders. This causes migraines every time.

So, art is my primary coping mechanism and form of therapeutic self-treatment.

This is what depression looks like.  I’ll talk more about it next Monday.

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