Feeling Alive through Painting

When I am painting, I focus entirely on making my canvas a combination of beautiful, bright colors and many different shapes. When I have completed the piece, I can then see many different objects, and faces that I didn’t see as I was painting. I am very relaxed, and I focus on my work and nothing else. Painting puts my mind and body at ease, healing all ills.

When my painting is completed, I am eager to begin a new painting, so as to continue this feeling of movement, mental and physical relaxation, and total enjoyment. Painting is my “happy place” and as someone who technically “died”, it keeps reminding me that I am very much “alive!”