This weekend I had three pieces in a local art show and my still-life won 3rd place!
This is my newest and the first in my series based on Exposure and Response Prevention, which I’m using in my therapy for OCD. I’ve been setting up still-life pieces using objects that cause distress and trigger intrusive, obsessive thoughts in hopes of exposing myself to them in a creative atmosphere. The goal of ERP is to expose and control your response, which is typically mental or physical rituals. Giving myself a goal, like creating a piece of art, has helped ease myself into this. I am constantly exposing myself to really distressing objects and responding in a positive way.
It feels really good to capitalize on my mental illness and produce something productive. I’m really looking forward to finishing up the rest of these and propelling forward off of this accomplishment.
•All latex gloves in the White House will be replaced with size XXL, just in case the president ever needs a pair of latex gloves
•Anything the president touches; including phones, tables, chairs, forks, knives, or pens, will need to be dipped in pure gold before use
•White House employees will be required to wear uniforms embroidered with the presidents logo
•All references to wigs, toupees, hairpieces, or baldness will be banned indefinitely
•The word “great” should be used as often as possible. It helps boost the presidents confidence