I am learning that being creative can help the healing process. Another part of my healing is reconnecting with the girl who loved books & dreamed to be a writer. I have been reconnecting with literature and different arts that I had troubles to enjoy while I was in survival mode.
Mallory en montgolfière is an homage to my favorite childhood book series, Martine. I love the symbolism of the hot air balloon and I visualize that I, Mallory, am navigating life with chronic illness while on a healing journey.
Since my teenaged years, I have intrigued by symbolisms.
A hot air balloon's journey could be unpredictable because we cannot control the winds & if we struggle again the wind we end up using our energy in wasteful way. When we allow ourself to surrender to the wind we may notice the things around us in a different way.
NAVIGATING AND CREATING; USING EXPRESSION TO HEAL
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2018, I am still struggling to understand my illness and learn to cope with my pain. In spring 2022, I was diagnosed with chronic depression, c-PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
I started Western University's creative writing continuing education certification program Summer 2023.
My first course was blogging. I am building my skills and beginning to work on better blogging practices. My next course starts in a few weeks; Creativity for Writers.
Since May 2023, I have been attending an art therapy based support group & one-on-one art therapy with an art psychotherapist intern.
November 15 & 22, I had the opportunity to share my art in my private art exhibit. Imagery and music available here
Cerelia Mallory Hepburn's Creative Blog during the duration of Creativity for Writers
(January 15 - March 8)
Love After Trauma
I am documenting my relationship with my partner in a series titled Love After Trauma.
In October 2021, I conducted a survey for my Indigenous Wellness and Addiction Prevention IWA 209 - Evaluating Information course.