Art for Months Series
Twelve illustrations on each theme--one illustration for every month--on the following topics:
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WIRED: Telephone poles are like people--wired differently, yet connected.
ADHD CHALLENGES: The letters of the month's name illustrate aspects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
CHAIRS: Chairs reflect "choices." We can choose where, when, and with whom to sit.
STEPS: Inspired by the Twelve Steps of recovery, this theme considers steps we take in life.
LAUNDRY: There are many insights in the common chore of laundry.
TRASH: Getting rid of stuff--deserves respect. It has much to teach us.
BOUNDARIES: Personal boundaries are reflected in physical boundaries.
SIDEWALKS: Sidewalk construction shows the value of a process.
THE KITCHEN SINK: The kitchen sink can be a challenge, but it has life lessons.
ADHD CHALLENGES, TOO:
I found more aspects of ADHD to illustrate.
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Painting multiple pictures regarding fire has been powerful for me. The fire theme has become a metaphor reflecting life, safety, damage, and recovery. My fire paintings show enjoyable fire and toy fire trucks; fire safety equipment; several houses damaged by fire, and two houses in stages of repair. I saw hope come out of despair as the houses were reconstructed. I hope my work “Regarding Fire” would help trauma survivors to have insights and hope. I believe it would help conversations.