I really love sharing my art on here, I didn’t realize until a while ago that you could.

I thought I would share the first portrait I ever made, just two years ago in September. A few days before this I had a a bad anxiety night and the days to follow had such bad anxiety I was stuck on the couch very scared and sad, one morning I wanted so badly for the anxiety to go away and all I could think of was Alice and Wonderland. I don’t know what made me but I decided to put on the crap white dress I got from eBay and go in the cold yard and do some photos I knew exactly the pose I wanted but I ended up just moving how I felt. I went inside and spent the next few hours learning to edit and my anxiety decreased threw it all and after I seen what I created I was amazed and I felt so good and proud. After that day my anxiety started to get better I wasn’t stuck on the couch and my skipped heart beats got less and less and I was feeling myself again. This was incredible to me because I felt so lost and so sick and unwell and very scared.

Art saved me and I really love to show people how amazing art of any form can be as a tool for you.

 

— Trena Pearl Wall

 

 

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