This is for @miyuki-nightmare and her request of Knives and Pens in a gif set. Thank you for the request! And I apologize for there being so many gifs, I couldn’t just place a limit since there are way to many good shoots in the video.
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.
Ah, Andy Black (AKA Andy Biersack, Andy Sixx) makes it to our list. He isn’t well known in the majority community. But those of you with a punk rock side should know him. Lead singer of the band Black Veil Brides, but also has a few solo performances.
This man was probably one of my first real celebrity crushes, back when his face was covered in stage make up and he was singing ‘Knives and Pens’ in a white room. There was no better way to start my middle school years. As he has aged, he has only gotten more and more handsome and I hope it stays that way.
With the voice and looks of an angel, he is sure to occupy someones dreams.