Friday, April 5, 2013

The sun is shining and the birds are singing in the trees and I am preparing to go off to Clarens for a week on an art retreat with an incredibly talented artist Peter Hall a well known South African artist. I have never been on an art retreat before, which is strange since I am an artist and make my living from art, so this is a real treat. 
For many years I wouldn't have been able to go away with 16 strangers. My own PTSD was so bad that strangers would have pushed my anxiety levels through the roof, today I am going away with great excitement and peace in my heart. Looking forward to meeting people, and looking forward to the whole experience.  I promise to post some pictures when I get back.
Have an awesome week while I am away.
The reason for my last post was to enourage those who visit this blog. When you have been to hell and back, life has a completely different value than before. Friendships are more genuine, life is more fun, the sky looks bluer than ever before and the future is promising.

Coincidence? I don't think so. The other day I was searching for some reference photo's to use for some paintings I want to work on. Spending quite a few hours browsing the internet, I came across a picture and followed the link which led to another link . After reading the post it really made me think. I was reading all about someone else, who knows where in the world this person is, but she was struggling with nightmares which really caught my attention.
Many people have difficulties trying to heal a broken heart, the disappointment, the loss, the loneliness. I thought I would share this with you because perhaps you will relate and can also encourage her with your own stories as to how you healed your own life, and if you are also in that same dark space, perhaps you can be of some support for one another.