Barren Land

I modified a watercolor painting I did during grad school. While feeling disappointed with my field of work, this image popped into my head so I dug it out to play around with it. 

The painting was originally created to depict a feeling of depression.  I worked on it in Photoshop and ended up adding a grainy texture to the piece.  The texture helped me to create an image of bleakness and roughness which is what I have felt during my job search this year and while trying to find answers about the direction of the art therapy field.

Traveling Ladies

Traveling ladies

Sometimes I feel like I want to create something but I feel stuck at the same time.  I am not sure where to start or what materials to use.  So, I begin by searching  through my container of magazine cut outs that I use for collages and choose a handful of pictures. 

The pictures give me inspiration to draw from.  I first add water colors to the background of a blank piece of paper and then begin to draw a collage of images.