Art

Finding Strength through Art

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Art has the ability to show things that words and writing cant express. It brings out the subconscious and unconscious parts of the brain, sometimes to show what I am really feeling and thinking. Art therapy bring that to light for me. I am able to express myself, and able to have others analyze and share their view of it. Art therapy has taken me many places; from childhood, all the way through adult hood. It brings out topics and emotions that I never thought would discuss. But it has truly helped me grow emotionally and mentally, thanks to Salina. Not only does it help me with myself, but it also helps me to work through guilt or shame that I experience as a mother in recovery. It helps me gain strength in weak areas so that I can be the best mother to my daughter. If I didn’t experience art in recovery, then I wouldn’t be able to work through so many conflicts, in my head and my life, that help me grow to be emotionally healthy in recovery.

 

Artistic Expression through Music

Music in all forms tells a story and brings out true feelings that I have a hard time expressing without this. In recovery especially I would be lost without being able to show my art in music. …” God is a DJ, life is a dance floor, love is the rhythm, and you are the music”

Music in all forms tells a story and brings out true feelings that I have a hard time expressing without this. In recovery especially I would be lost without being able to show my art in music. …” God is a DJ, life is a dance floor, love is the rhythm, and you are the music”

Art Through Music

By: Wesley Beebower

 

Art is one amazing thing in this world, the therapeutic value in expressing one’s self is truly amazing. It comes in all different forms, from drawing and poems to music and tattoos. You can express your true self in so many ways, the possibilities are endless. I choose to express my art through music. I like to think music can heal sadness, depression and anxiety. It can change your mood in a split second, and one song can bring back a memory from years ago. I have made a lot of my music out in the open, instead of being confined to a tiny studio, I like to venture out to the beach, the mountains, or even a city with a million things happening at once. I believe this brings out true emotion, and captures the mind in incredible ways to express your art. Honestly if it wasn’t for art and music, where would the world be? There is an amazing event that takes place at a music festival every year called the ART CAR, it is literally a moving boom box, that people attending the festival can walk up to and paint whatever they want on it while inspiring music plays, it shows you that art and music go hand in hand. Music in all forms tells a story and brings out true feelings that I have a hard time expressing without this. In recovery especially I would be lost without being able to show my art in music. …” God is a DJ, life is a dancefloor, love is the rhythm, and you are the music”