The Creative Zone

Photo taken by contributor Michelle who has battled Recurrent Major Depression and OCD for years. For a long time she was struggling and didn’t know what was wrong with her, but eventually she was diagnosed, surprisingly by her gynecologist, who then referred her to a psychiatrist. One of the factors that contributed to her depression, was years of abuse as a child. Michelle writes, blogs and does photography as therapy. She has found that doing these things is self-settling and helps her manage her depression.

About this photo: “I was going to my daughter’s little flat to tell her something, but I stopped at the door.  She had left the door open and being a bit of an artist myself, I realised that she was in the zone.  I didn’t want to break the creative energy there…so I quietly just stole a little picture with my cell phone.  Writers, artists, and poets will most probably nod in agreement and understanding when I talk about being in that particular creative zone…which should not be interrupted.”

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  1. Very inspiring photo. Love the wash around the eyes in the painting also.. Children make this “zone” an illusive place for me. I am getting better at it though. 😉 thanks for the encouragement.

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  2. I really get the “being in the zone” thing! When I’m working on a painting I usually listen to music on a stereo if no one’s around, but if any of my family is home, I use my iPod. So when someone comes into the room for something, they usually scare me to death without meaning to. But being in the zone is awesome!!!

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  3. Let me give you a hug for being a sensitive and thoughtful mother, Michelle. Glad to hear that you have found creative and therapeutic ways to help manage your depression. Keep up the good work!

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