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My Creative Expression Towards Healing

libbyroze

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Hi everyone, I’m Libby. I’m new to this forum, and just wanted to introduce myself. I’m grateful to have found this community. It’s such a gift that things like this exist for us.

A bit about me: For the last 10 years, I have lived my life isolated, feeling lost, broken, worthless, everything dark. From dealing with severe anxiety, depression, trauma, to an eating disorder. I’m a girl that’s far from perfect, continuing “on the road” to find grace, hope, light and healing. I believe pain is universal, and maybe our only common ground here is being human - broken humans in this broken world.

At present, I choose life, I choose to be surrounded as I continue to heal. The past 8 months my life and my healing have shifted in a new way - from shattered life circumstances, to surrounding myself with family and therapists, my healing began to take flight like never before.

As an artist, I think in pictures, I have my entire life. I decided to bring to life my pictures. I organically began to create time lapse art videos with spoken word as a way to visually express what’s going on in my head and my heart.

In Jan 2019, I filmed my first ever video called “The Ocean Floor” here it is

I refuse to be silent. I believe my healing will be a gradual unfolding my entire life. The ways that I have grown recently through my creative expression have been so significant for me. I want to share with others as I continue to heal. Maybe my messy process of creating will encourage you too.

I’m hopeful to connect and find community here.

Thank you for reading this.
 

Cuchculan

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Welcome to the forum. Seems you have a found a way to take steps forward through art. I always say if it works for the person it is right. In other words there is no wrong answer. Somebody finds something that works for them, no matter what is it, it is always right. Time Lapse videos can be fun to watch. Love the one of the young baby growing into a young teen in the space of about 5 minutes. Her father took pictures every year. Just amazing to look at. With anxiety I think there is a lot of creative people. Because we have time. Some people might not leave the house. I done this for 10 years myself. But we might chance our arm at different things. Just to pass some time away. Interesting video by the way. I won't even pretend to understand art. I think everybody sees something different in the same thing. Only videos I have ever put together are in memory of friends who have passed away. Oh and me getting blown up. The things we do for a laugh. Brother gave me the countdown and I had to run quickly away from his car which blew up. In another one I was flattened by a very large boulder. Not exactly artistic. More laughable.

Hope you like it here and make a lot of new friends.
 
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libbyroze

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Thank you for your kind words Cuchculan! I really appreciate the welcome and I am so grateful to be here. There really are so many tools that can play a role in our healing - its great to be reminded of that and plug into a group where people get what you're going through!
 
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