This is marker pens on canvas
This is marker pens on canvas. I forgot to name it (whoops) my mum always says I use darker colours when I’m down. I have noticed I draw more sunflowers in the dark times. I have always seen them in a hopeful light. Lots of things make flowers grow, yes they need sunlight but they need rain clouds too. There’s always a silver lining if you look hard enough. #promarkers #markerpen #akf #dontgiveuphope
Today I am wearing a bow in my hair, it’s not my usual attire. I’m wearing it in Honour of Rowen Auer. This little girl is very special she has had heart failure and is living with a Berlin heart which is keeping her alive until she can have a heart transplant. She is so strong and brave and she has had many operations. I was born with a big hole in my heart that took three operations to plug it up, so I know the effect of long stays in hospital on a family. Over the past few weeks I’ve been in awe of how well the whole family are dealing with this huge upheaval. For them I think it’s about faith they are religious and it helps guide them through. For me I also see faith in their family, faith in the people there to save her life, faith in the help of friends and above all faith in hope. So please follow @amandaauer send her family love and support and pray for her if inclined. Rowen has had bows in her hair while she has been in hospital to cheer her up that’s why I’m wearing a #bowforrowe @amandaauer #heart #hearttransplant #hope
This is flower pot_2 it is marker pens on canvas. My first giveaway was a success and I am growing in confidence. I’ve found a good technique I basically do something that’s a bit scary to me e.g doing a giveaway or writing something personal. I then take my phone and hide it in my sock draw and give myself no chance of deleting anything in a panic. Obviously i start thinking WHAT THE BEEP HAVE I DONE but by the time I find my phone I am calm again. So I think it’s good to do something scary and challenge the thoughts and do it anyway. #markerpens #promarker #anxietyproblems
Congratulations to the winner of the giveaway celebrating me reaching 2500 followers. The next giveaway will be when I reach 3750 followers and it will be open for everyone from all countries to enter.
This is marker pens on canvas and is called Bermuda. Today is world mental health day, I thought I’d talk about the seriousness of mental health. It’s not just comedians that don’t take mental illness seriously people use suicide to say there having a bad day or OCD to say they have a weird habit. People will make fun of the homeless guy who talks to themselves and use anorexic as a compliment. It is an ingrained attitude that goes back centuries that mental health is not as serious as physical health problems so it’s ok to not take it seriously. People die from suicide, people die from starving them selves people die from self harming going to far, people die from using drugs to cope, how is this a joke. Can u imagine if people didn’t take cancer seriously, if someone came into work from having chemotherapy and someone said just get over it. People can’t see mental health problems I think if it caused a physical problem and they could see a person struggle to live a full life they would take it more seriously. All I ask is for people to stop using mental illness as a joke or a way of describing their day. Treat people with respect and don’t diminish people’s struggles just because you don’t understand the risks they face. #worldmentalhealthday #markerpens #promarker
In the uk the number of girls under the age of 18 being treated in hospital after self-harming has nearly doubled compared with 20 years ago. This is such a sad statistic, for me it’s personal I started to self harm when I was 13. The truth is I still use it as a coping mechanism today, I do it less frequently today as I have other healthier coping strategies in my arsenal. For people who don’t know people don’t self harm because they want attention and suicide doesn’t always go hand in hand with self harm. It’s a coping strategy pure and simple. it’s a way of releasing pressure from emotions that are kept inside our heads instead of expressing them in a healthy way. To any young people struggling with this the first step is to tell Someone you trust. I used to imagine my parents being angry or possibly thinking I was crazy. My parents were surprised when they found out but after the initial shock they only wanted to get me support and said they wouldn’t love me any less. There is still a stigma around talking about mental health issues and self harm seems to be the butt of many jokes, but hiding such a big secret from your loved ones will create more stress compared with telling people you are struggling. So to the young people of today, you are treading a path already ran by older generations of messed up teenagers just like you. Be kind to yourself and remember you are never alone
This is Taz when he does his happy dance. He does it every morning when I come downstairs and in the afternoon when he knows it’s tea time. The second picture is his scar from his operation to remove his tumour. He is basically back to normal now which is amazing. It’s just a waiting game now to see when the cancer spreads. To look at him you wouldn’t think he was Terminally Ill he’s such a happy little guy. #dogsofinstagram