Welcome to my little corner of the internet. My name is Liisa, and this is my journey… For the last couple years, I have been suffering from depression. It’s been a long road, and I have figured out some things that have helped me. I don’t think I will ever not be dealing with depression, but it will never be at the point where I give up.
My current depressive episode has last about six months now. This last December I started drawing with my daughter. I found that drawing gave me a creative outlet to express myself. I really enjoyed drawing. I decided that I would start fulfilling a dream and teach myself how to paint.
I started working with watercolors and then acrylics. I have experimented with pan pastels, and I really enjoy working with ink. I try different art styles. I really don’t know my style of art yet, but I do enjoy trying new things and learning.
Every day I drew or painted something, I felt better about myself. I started taking an interest in life again. I began cooking for my family again and wanting to do things for the family again.
The purpose of this blog is to keep me going on this path. I will post my art and talk about it. I am looking forward to coming back in a year and seeing how I have improved. I will show the crafty things I will be doing around the house and maybe some of the stuff I am cooking.
This will be my online creative journal, and I look forward to you getting to know me.