I wanted to create a motivational poster for M.E. awareness. Having M.E. does feel like you are fighting a battle every day, so I wanted to depict that in my artwork – she is wielding a sword as thought she is going into battle, although still in her pyjamas to show she’s unwell. I made her pyjamas blue (the colour for M.E. awareness) as well as the gems on her sword. She’s also wearing an M.E. awareness ribbon.
I have had M.E. (C.F.S) for 20 years. I haven’t been well enough to do any art in the last two years, so making this felt like a big achievement.
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100% profit from this picture will be donated to M.E. charities.
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I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and this painting communicates that on the outside I may appear “fine” but on the inside I am controlled by intrusive thoughts and a need to carry out compulsions. These compulsions are often time consuming, hence the clock. I’ve also included various aspects of my OCD such as fear of contamination (the germ), handwashing (the running water), the need to check both mentally and physically (the ticked box), and numbers.
This is me coming in as a small wet cat from the rain in a sort of purple and black cloud to represent that this was a terrible time. And then this is like healthcare picking me up and like holding me in their arms, and then to a very content cat sitting in sunlight. I did meditation workshops with my psychologist and I came out and was like oh man this is like what peace feels like. That was a very cool day.
Visualising healing hands to ease the pain and discomfort
Feeling so exhausted, longing for energy, trying to draw some from the earth (or draw some from drawing the image of energy..)
Some of the dials I’d like to have build into me to recreate inner balance.
Wishing I had dials on which I could adjust all the things that become out of balance when suffering from ME.
I feel I’m behind a wall and I know the world is outside but I feel really alone. But with my faith I feel I’m able to ask God for good things.
infertility is always there, wherever you go, like a shadow. If we educate people the shadow will be there but much smaller. We can be bigger than our fears.