As I have talked about recently, I have been dealing with some pretty bad anxiety and depression and I have been using art to try to get out of this negative mindset. Still, my mind was getting in the way of expressing myself so I turned to music to help inspire me and calm my soul. And it's working. So far in April I am writing up a storm, well at least for me, editing, and painting. I am working on miniature painting of course, and I have finally started to teach myself how to oil paint. Below is my first ever kind of large scale oil painting entitled "Heartbeat". This is the first time in a long time as well that one of my paintings has been more personal, something literally from inside my soul. I'm not sure that it's finished but I am pretty pleased with it so far.
And I have one album to thank for helping to open me up, one artist that I have found some inspiration in lately and helped me get back to writing and painting again. Harry Style and his solo release from a couple years back. I randomly fell into some of his music on Youtube and something about his music touched me. I'm not as sad when I listen to his voice. Some of his songs just hit my heart and make me feel something. Now those who know me and my metal head ways might be shocked by this confession, but hey no one can predict what might inspire them. And I love Harry Styles' solo music, it's helping me during a dark time and I am so happy that I found it. Fun little fact too, we share the same birthday, though obviously he is a bit younger. Aquarius for the win! Plus he supports the LGBQT lifestyle so much that I am proud to support him right back. I know that he will never see or read this, but I am so thankful to have found his music even if I am way behind in discovering him.
What was the last artist or album that inspired you? That helped you at a time of need?
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