mental artiste

@razzleberry-dazzleberry and I personified our ‘mental disorders’, mine being anxiety. This is Able Drew! They’re an anxious tiny ball of fluff. I guess you can say they’re my vent character, so that’ll be fun.

I drew them in a little sweater cuz whenever I get anxiety attacks I always hide in my sweater c:


i don’t draw on my skin anymore
although i loved creating those delicate swirls and intricate spirals
there were days
when i pressed too hard
and tore through my canvas
ripping it into halves
sometimes more
lately i find myself doing that a lot
my hands shake
the ink gets everywhere
it’s always so messy
it’s too risky now for drawing
i’m too wild
too out of control
too chaotic
too much for my fragile paper arm

Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.
—  Hugh MacLeod, Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity