Shannon has long been a friend of this blog. I’ve written about her before, but she deserves a little more praise than I’ve been giving her. Shannon is an amazing person. She kind and smart and creative. She’s sweet and it’s not saccharine. She’s just plain adorable. I’m really lucky to have her as a friend.
Art therapy doesn’t have to be literal, though that’s how I do it. When Shannon feels bad, she makes these abstract designs to self-soothe and release. You don’t have to use special images. This isn’t voodoo. The act of moving one’s hands to create something is an act of beauty and self-care.
She has tons of other exciting things to look at on her blog. She has fabulous portraits of cult classic heroes, art deco pieces, 70′s funky owls and birds, etc. You can see them all together on her Flickr stream. Stop by and say something nice to her. She deserves it.