Can you believe that it’s Monday already!? I can’t!
Time really goes by fast doesn’t it!?
Here is a smoothie that I made to help you stay cool during these hot days!
2 Cups Almond Milk
1 cup kale
3 Medjool dates
1 tsp hemp seeds
1 tsp flaxseeds
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp blueberry tea mix
2 bananas (frozen)
1 cup Mango (frozen)
Blend and drink for a yummy treat or like me a meal replacement.
I have yet another piece with Gregg Shorthand in it to share!
This piece has the words Unseemly and imperfection in it.
My message is one that I am still learning. I in no way believe that I know everything.
I love creating art as I often don’t know what it will turn out to be. If you follow me, and watch my creative process, you will see that is often the case.
What this piece reminded me of was that often what may present itself in an unseemly manner may seem imperfect to some, yet it may be absolutely perfect to others.
Truly taking the IM out of imperfection and creating perfection.
To find this perfection takes trust and there lay a very huge issue for some, can they trust what their insides tell them or will they forever question it always looking for that perfection?
Speaking of perfection, this makes me think of posting a sketch that I did.
I posted about it in my last post, but just in case you are not following me here it is!
Without ink: With ink:
To learn more about Marie Forleo go to: https://marieforleobschool.com/
I had a talk about Vincent Van Gogh and todays world on my facebook page that was rather interesting to me. That being so, I made a video talking about it. I didn’t go on and on about all of the things I would like to because I was so ill. I am still recovering yet again. Here we go though.
You can see the video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BWQXobQjpjjgjib7oWehr-63hP_1v0IPln7QDw0/?taken-by=angelasartarea
Someone mentioned Van Gogh’s shaky handwriting, etc. and I DO have to ask people to think here.
Think hard because can YOU write a straight line when you are ill?
When you have an awful headache and the flu can you still write perfectly?
I’m assuming that you can’t and that being so isn’t it possible that Van Gogh wasn’t mentally ill, but I don’t know epileptic?
He may have had a seizure and was suffering from the side effects from it. Just as you suffer when you have the flu, etc.
Isn’t it possible that those in that society were afraid of what they did not understand and took matters into their own hands?
Nobody could know unless actually there during that time.
History also often repeats itself, but still isn’t that a possibility? Why rule it out just because of the word Epilepsy? Are people still that scared of it?
That being so am I meant to be scared of the truth too and hide my invisible disabilities?
They do not make all of me, but they are a part of who I am and I’ll be damned if I ignore a part of who I am.
If that means that I’m mentally ill, then so freakin’ be it, because I will not hide who I am. Besides there are understanding, kind souls as well who will believe in me and who will believe in you.
I am proud of who I am, anyone who is not proud of who I am is not good for me as I will not hide. I don’t believe anyone should.
I do not believe epilepsy is a mental illness but a neurological condition now known as a disease that causes seizures.
It was actually recently put in the category of a disease. I think that it’s about time honestly.
I’m not going to argue with people who believe that they are right. Epilepsy has been scientifically proven to be a Neurological issue in the brain.
Seizures may create depression…etc. That doesn’t have to do with the seizures themselves though.
You can choose how you react to having even seizures. It’s harder to react in a positive and helpful way when living in a harder situation. It is not impossible mind you, but harder.
Van Gogh lived in a time where it would be harder to deal with such things.
Falling down convulsing having absolutely no physical control over your body is not a mental illness and should not be treated as one. A person can die from epilepsy just like the many other diseases that are well known.
Why is that very rarely noted? Not that it should be talked about constantly, but this is why I can personally relate to many who have different illnesses.
When I fall down and beat myself up during a seizure it’s not all in my head. That is a physical illness, it doesn’t mean that I have seizures constantly and am unable to live my life as others live theirs. It means that those who assume that are discriminating against me and those who do not give me the same opportunities as others are also discriminating against me.
I have a life to live people, why not let me live it?
I can be happy…I can be full of joy, etc. I just know from personal experience that this earth is a gift and a blessing.
I am not going to say that getting ill doesn’t create harder times. That it doesn’t make it hard to understand things, harder to get out of bed, etc. on certain days.
It does not mean that I can’t do anything though. It does not mean that I don’t know how to have a conversation with someone.
That I can’t sit down just like everyone else.
It also does not mean that you can touch me and get Epilepsy. You don’t get it from drinking after me, etc. either. Geesh!
How is anyone supposed to learn how to talk with others if never given the opportunity due to judgment based on fear?
They won’t learn how to communicate with others if hidden away.
That reminds me of Emily Dickinson and how her family kept her hidden away for years.
What wonderful things were kept from the world and all due to fear.
That’s a different topic, although I do believe that there is debate over her being epileptic as well.
It was in her family and she did take medication.
I try not to talk about my conditions all the time as I am much more then what is on the outside. I believe everyone is. You can’t tell the this much in my latest posts, but I do believe everyone is much more.
This is what I think those who crush others dreams can do.
Please do me this one favour. Believe in yourself and know that you are much more then others could ever dream of and they can go fuck a doodle doo if they don’t see that.
Thank you to those who have helped me to see that I shouldn’t give up on my dreams. That I am a human being worthy of care just like every human being is.
As see here I can create advertisements rather well.
If given what is needed to create those advertisements with.
That being so I do believe that any art community anywhere I lived would be lucky to have me as I could advertise up the ass for them, which would only gain people clients.
I may be epileptic but I sure as heck can do that. You can also see all of my art history, etc. on linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelasartarea/
Please also feel free to stop by to see the making of my works or to visit me live go to:
Wed. & Fri.
If you are on discord feel free to come check out mine as well at https://discord.gg/QB9mkT
Please note that I am not able to be as active on discord as other places.
I will comment back to you as soon as possible though.
That’s all for this week.
Have a great one and I will see you next week!