Back in 2017, I began struggling with my mental health. A lot of things happened in my personal and professional life in the years before but I chose to push through instead of reach out for help. Consequently, one day I broke. The Albatross project came out of my counselling sessions. My counsellor was amazing… Continue reading The Albatross Series
A woman hanging from a rope inside a bubble.
Even the largest of wounds can heal. In time you will be whole again. Construction: Nikon D700, 50mm, f, 1/80, ISO 500. The floor was created out of a laminate floor palette arrange on my bedroom carpet. For the hole I used a broken vase and the warp tool in Photoshop to get the shapes… Continue reading Wounded
Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing cracked or broken pottery. Where the broken pieces are joined with gold. Wear you scars with pride and rejoice, for you have healed, and become stronger and more beautiful than before. Celebrate your unique history, for without it, you cannot be what you are to become.
We are all damaged in some way. No one journeys life unscathed. This damage shows itself differently for all of us, for we are all unique in our struggles and how we wear them. Be kind.
The voices both inside us and outside us can be extremely damaging. The negative comments and self talk become part of us and eat away at our self belief and self image. With anxiety the voices are loud and continuous. Always negative, fearful and self depreciating. You are the thoughts you have, and the voices you listen to.
One day you will be ready to start putting yourself back together. It’s hard work, it takes time, and the only person that can do it is you. It’s a process, and you will be different than you were before. You will be magnificent.
This image is about feeling empty, and numb. It’s about shutting down in order to cope. Withdrawing from others, from life. We all do it sometimes. Some of us for longer periods than others.