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I have a lot of artwork stored in my computer. I’ve listed some pieces, only to take them down later due to lack of interest. But what I have found is that I can continue to work with a piece at a later date to create something entirely new and fresh that DOES get a lot of attention! This is a very new process for me. In the past, when I was done, I was done. I never went back to an old piece to rework it. I think that the digital age has really helped me over this hump. Out with the old and in with the new!
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I am not an alcoholic. In fact, I rarely drink and when I do I am such a lightweight it is laughable. A half a glass of wine and I am good. However, I have done a 12 step program. I am a recovered Bulimic. Bulimia is a form of food addiction. I have not binged/purged in over 20 years. It was a long and difficult journey and I got some professional help too.
These days I have a very healthy outlook on food and even at Thanksgiving keep my portions to what is right for my body. I no longer crave the physical pain of overeating to mask the emotional pain from childhood abuse. When I feel hurt, I grab a paint brush instead of a cookie. I am healed.
The Serenity Prayer was a big part of my recovery and I still repeat it in my head whenever I am feeling stressed. It is a very calming mantra.
For all of those who have dealt with addictions and have overcome, I solute you! For those who are still struggling, I dedicate this piece to you. May you also find the peace, courage and wisdom you need….