I’m a mom of three amazing kids.  My sons are 23 and 18.  My daughter is 15.  I have been married to my husband for almost 18 years now.  I guess I will say he is amazing too.  We live in central Wisconsin on a small homestead in the country.  We raise sheep, rabbits, chickens, couple of opinionated geese and a lonely duck.  We moved here just over two years ago and I feel I am just finally making our new house a home.

I have been suffering from a major bout of depression this year.  I credit finally deciding to take the time to teach my self to draw and paint in helping me get out of it.  I am hoping this creative blog will help me keep on track.

I am proud of what I have done and I want to help others know that there is always a way out of depression.  When I was at my lowest, I was ready to give up.  My family kept me here and it was a struggle, sometimes by the minute to keep fighting.  It’s still a struggle.  There are days I wear a mask so no one worries about me.

Art has really helped me see pass my depression.  I get excited planning what I am going to try today.  What new thing I will learn today.  I have started to live my life again.

I want those suffering from depression that there is a way out of depression , even when it seems hopeless.  There is help out there.  Never give up.  You are special and worth it.

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