Open Art Jurnal by Rebecca Ashwww.ArtPal.com/rlash
I have always been in love with art, but never as much as in the past year. In September of 2014, I relapsed with an eating disorder that had haunted me since I was twelve years old. My anxiety, depression, and self-injury were out of control, and were running my life. I withdrew from school to enter a long term psychiatric care facility. It was there that I rediscovered my love for all things art. I began sketching and painting again, and found that it was the most effecting coping skill out of any that I learned.
It has become second nature to me now. When I am feeling an emotion, an image comes to my mind, and when I manifest it through a pencil, paintbrush, or even my fingers, I feel a sense of closure with it, and I can move on and not dwell in the emotion. One could say that it's almost a compulsion, but a positive one.
This is why I have named my gallery "The Open Art Journal". These pieces are like pages of a diary, each containing very raw emotions. I greatly appreciate the time you, the viewer, spend here with me.