Rooted: Spring Equinox Recovery Gals Art Exchange

The theme for the Spring Equinox arrived to me quietly, and secretly, before it was officially announced. I knew that I wanted to create a tree, one that had deep roots, as this is symbolic of recovery to me. I have a “One Day at a Time” medallion with a tree on one side. I…

Renewal : Winter Solstice Recovery Gals Art Exchange

I wanted to share my process for the Winter Solstice Recovery Gals Art Exchange. The theme was “renewal”. I thought of the word I picked for 2018, which was “shed”, and how to renew ourselves, we first need to shed things from our lives, things that no longer serve us. Also, this shedding can be…

Awake(n): Fall Equinox Recovery Gals Art Exchange

The word for the fall equinox recovery gals art exchange was: Awake(n). Part of the definition of awaken is to: “rouse from sleep; cause to stop sleeping.” or to “make someone aware of (something) for the first time”. (from Merriam Webster’s Dictionary) I immediately thought of an awakening and related it to recovery, and how…

Day 294

Wine and I used to be such good friends. It was my comfort at the end of a long, stressful day. It was my celebration, it was my anti – anxiety pill, it was my “instant extrovert in a bottle” magical potion. It was, and became, my way to deal. With pretty much everything. This…

Wonder – Summer Art Exchange

This was my second #recoverygalsartexchange, and I have found that both times, I wanted to try a new process with my art; which is really interesting to me, and very cool that I am stepping into the unknown to try something new, much like trying on sobriety. The theme for the Summer Solstice was “Wonder”,…