The name of this blog is Pour it on Canvas. But what does it stand for?
I am a woman who has gone through many obstacles in her life thus far. Some of these obstacles have been for the better (e.g. divorce) but some have taken a gruesome toll on my mental health (best friend’s suicide).
I have dealt with death, abuse, and anxiety from a young age. I know what it’s like to lose someone you love to suicide. I have seen the life of animals leave their bodies as they make their journey across The Rainbow Bridge. These are situations I hope you will never have to encounter.
Through these situations I have sought counseling and therapy, which have helped me tremendously. One thing that has helped me the most to succeed at healing is pouring out my emotions and thoughts into art. The blog name references canvas but that’s in the general sense.
Pour it on canvas is the ability to utilize our creative mind and release our innermost feelings to make them tangible. This could be in the form of drawing, painting, woodwork, jewelry, or poetry.
The creation of this blog is to provide ideas for outlets for you to ease the mind and calm the spirit. Not everyone is going to be able to grab a paint brush and become Monet but everyone can create something beautiful from within. What comes from within is powerful. When we let that power out into the world through art, it makes it tangible for the world to behold.
Many times when I have something bothering me, I have been advised to write down how I feel about it. There is a difference between simply speaking about a situation and taking a pen in your hand and writing it. There is no guideline to follow, just start writing. It could be one sentence, a five word poem, or a short book. All that matters is that you experience calm when you are done.
For me, when I write out my emotions, it’s a way for my body to release my stresses. It can be extremely cathartic. One way I have dealt with trauma from past is with a poem titled “How I Remember You”. It will be in a separate post, definitely give it a read. This poem opened a wound deeper but helped to close it when it was completed.
I want you to remember that no matter what anyone tells you, someone does care and someone will hear you, they will see you. Draw those sketches, write the poems, paint what your heart and mind are trying to express.
The bottom line is to always be you.
Pour it on Canvas is here as an aide to help you through whatever it is you are going through. We are all in this world together.