An extraordinary day

Today is a day unlike any other.

I am going to give an Artist Talk,

this evening-on what it means

to recover, from mental illness.

 

How art has helped me,

lead my way through darken tunnels,

and skies of Gray.

 

I might briefly, mention the Muse

of Poetry and all that she means to me.

Both the poems and the artwork,

help to sustain me.

 

They are in infinite ways

a course of my own-self-therapy.

It is hard to explain in words,

yet words will do.

The importance of self-expression,

in grasping slender shards of

self-esteem.

 

To take it altogether,

the art and the poetry,

to show where I’ve sewn it altogether,

the seams stitched tightly-

to hold me together

in an Epiphany of normalcy…

 

how do I sum up

something which contains

my entire soul,

so completely?

Last day to RSVP

Art Therapy Flyer August 1 2013 Falling to pieces by EHCato 1999 Last Day to RSVP For Artist Talk, hosted by me,Emily Sturgill. This will be a presentation based on real-life experiences living with mental illness. I have been living with bipolar disorder/manic-depression for just over 2 decades. I do not know everything about coping but I do know what’s helped me. Today is the last day to sign up. The talk is on Thursday August 1st in Pontiac MI.

I am not too sure if you know anybody who would be interested, but I am giving an Artist Talk on Recovery in Mental Health through the use of art-making. It is on August 1, 2013 at The Art Experience, 175 S. Saginaw Ste #109, Pontiac Mi from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. There will be a personal presentation, followed by an Watercolor Resist Art Demo then a watercolor project for guests. Tickets are $20 per person and include supplies. Today is the last day to register. I just thought I would let you know in case you knew of anyone. I am attaching a flyer. I am hosting the event. People can register at : http://www.theartexperience.org/2013_Summer_ScheduleofClasses.html

Sorry for such short notice.

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Artist Talk Registration ends soon!!

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I’m hosting an Artist Talk & Artist workshop at The Art Experience in Pontiac MI on Tuesday June 25,2013. The event will take place between 6:00pm-8:00pm. They are asking that people interested please register in advance by June 18, 2013- go to:http://www.theartexperience.org/2013_Summer_ScheduleofClasses.html   to register.

The topic will be on “Recovery in Mental Health through the use of Art-making.” I will give a presentation based on my own personal account of living with bipolar disorder/manic-depression for over two decades. And how this has impacted my Artwork and ultimately led me onto a path of becoming an Art therapist. Then there will be a short Q and A followed by an Art Demo of two different watercolor resist techniques. Lastly the participants will be invited to create their own artwork. All supplies are included in ticket cost-of $20 per person.

Please click on the two links above for more info:

You can also visit http://www.theartexperience.org

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Artist Talk & Art Therapy Workshop June 25, 2013 at TAE: The Art Experience in Pontiac MI

I have been invited to host an Artist Talk and Art workshop on recovery in mental health using Artwork. This Artist Talk & Art Therapy workshop includes a presentation and a watercolor demonstration, along with an art making opportunity for those in attendance. It will be June 25,2013, from 6pm-8pm at The Art Experience, 175 S. Saginaw, ste #109 , Pontiac Mi To register please go to their website, at http://www.theartexperience.org and click on the tab listed as summer schedule of classes. Tickets are only $20 each for this session and the cost includes art supplies. They ask if you register please do so in advance by at least 6/18/13. I will be doing a presentation based on living with bipolar disorder and how that has impacted my life as an artist/art-therapist. Then there will be a short Q &A-followed by two different watercolor resist techniques. Last the participants will be invited to create their own works on art based on these techniques. Suggested Age range is 15 years and up.Artist Talk flyer no Flyer Art Talk no 4 copy flyer artist talk 6.25.13 TAE version 2 I will also have some copies of my paperback books for sale, most will be just $10, the other 2 my Art before words, and my memoirs on bipolar will be $15. I would be willing to sign them if you like.