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i AM an artist Angela2

Posted by octopusprime on August 11, 2004, at 0:18:07

In reply to I'm obsessed with my identity, posted by Angela2 on August 10, 2004, at 11:40:59

ok i don't normally post here but here goes:

one day i decided my walls were bare. i bought some 9x12" canvasses, cheap student art paints (oils, but the cheap acrylics should be the same price), cheap brushes, some solvent. it cost me $150 CAD to get started. it was worth it!!

sure i picked some bristles out of my paintings. and sure they don't look like something a "real" artist would paint.

but it's me, and i identified with painting in a way therapy could never address, because it's non-verbal and some things just flowed out. i do recall one time i was in tears from painting.

so think about it - how much do your therapy sessions cost - $100? is painting 5 paintings worth 1.5 therapy sessions to you?

do a cost-benefit analysis. i think it would be worth it. i have also been taking music classes and found them to be immensely helpful (plus, everybody there is INSANE, and at $12.50/session, it's cheaper and more fun than group therapy)

yay art! i think we are all artistes!


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