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Hope Art Can Help Me

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I'm glad to be here.

First let me start off by saying that I am not an artist, nor have I really ever been drawn to it; until recently. I'm creative, but I've never felt I had the motor skills to do anything artistic. As a lefty, even my writing is horrible.

With that said, I'm in a bad spot. I have a mental disorder called Paranoid Schizophrenia. Obviously I am paranoid, but I also at times see and hear things that aren't there. If only one of those voices was an art teacher! A bit of schizophrenic humor there. I feel like I need something to focus my concentration and calm the storm in my mind. My psychiatrist thought an art related endeavor would be great.

I have always been fascinated with watercolors, as sometimes I see objects that look like they are painted in watercolors. I know that sounds bizarre, but I would actually like to try and paint those visions. It would allow me to create a physical image of some of the things that I see that aren't really there. I think it could be a wonderful outlet for me.

I don't like to go out in public, so classes are out for me. I'm going to try and watch some YouTube videos and learn. Any other help from the forum would be helpful. I don't expect my "artwork" to be great, just allow me to express myself.

Anyways, I'm rambling. I hope my mental issues won't be a problem for anyone, I'm a very nice and gentle man who is just trying to find his way.

I hope to hear from you.
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I think you should see it as a gift instead of a burden.I for example am doing a lot of meditations and vision meditations before I start a project and believe me is hard to put on canvas what you see but in your case this can transform into something amazing.Just let the art guide you-do not push it,do not try to find reason for it.I have a friend that has severe PTSD and he put what he feels into some amazing artworks.Yes it's painful but think of it as your path...every birth comes with pain.
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