hi theydies and gentlethems i hope your week is going well! today i’d like to talk about something near and dear to my heart — healing through art 🌱🖤
so as some of you may know i just published issue one of my new zine The Home Brew! it aims to be a collective, a creative cauldron of ideas, for those living in the shadows.
the whole point of The Home Brew is to give us all a place to heal through our creative soul work! and i want to chat a little bit about that today.
art therapy is the first thing that ever clicked for me. learning to express myself through these new and creative ways gave me room to really examine my feelings and what i was going through. it gave me a place to cope and heal in a healthy, productive way.
it was messy.
i think it always will be because in general i’m just a messy person
but it was fun and it was healing and it was cathartic and it was restorative.
when i first moved into my grandmas house back when i was 19 the walls of my room were bare and empty.
i felt hallow there.
and i first i was tentative to put something that i made on my walls because i didn’t think it would be ~aesthetically pleasing~ but damn. decorating my space with my art was the best move i ever made
personal paintings and mixed media collages and just so many different types of creative expression! it gave me room to FEEL!
and that’s what i so desperately needed at the time. room to feel and process in a healthy, not-so-destructive, way.
and that’s what i hope The Home Brew can be now.
a place for indie artists to plant their first thoughts and rough drafts.
the first notes of a song. a sketch done in the corner of napkin.
a little place to feel out our emotions and share them with others.
a safe space for creatives of all kinds