art, art therapy, bipolar, colorful, drawing, Outsider art

“My outsider art, my therapy”

I’m kind of excited about this drawing. I always want to make outsider art and most of the time it doesn’t feel right. I think I got what what I was looking for.

When I saw my therapist last week and she told me to get the bad feelings out. She told me yell! So I did and what i ended up shouting almost involuntarily, fuck you fuck you fuck you etc.

Recently I wrote about art therapy. This is a great example of that. This drawing is how I felt when I was yelling in my therapist’s office. Drawing this was another way of getting negative feelings out.

I drew it all in one sitting. I really didn’t want to stop the process, so I kept working on it.once I got going it was easy.

I did it with prismacolor markers. I wanted to express the insanity I felt so I didn’t use any pencil or ink outlines, just straight up color and shapes.

This sort of  artwork makes me so nervous. It’s way outside my comfort zone. but that’s a good thing for an artist.

 Since I’m not skilled at drawing and I rarely post pieces that are raw and negative I feel vulnerable. It’s totally uncensored and totally unpolished.

So, here you go!


art, cats, drawing, gift, pets, portrait

portraits of cookie

my friend, we call each other gramma,  is obsessed with cats.  so, as an homage to gamma’s cat Cookie, i drew these as “portraits” that looking nothing like her. she is a small tabby.

i just wanted  to perk her up and give her something that would mean a lot. also, i wanted to reflect how precocious and mischievous the cat is. i made about 15 of these. you can probably tell that i modeled some of these from clip art. you may see some that look kind of familiar.

she loved them and i sent her all the originals.