Sharing emotions and troubling stories with family members or close friends can be difficult for many people. We are afraid of what others will think of us. Society tells us not to burden others with our troubles. That was my experience growing up.
Like many, I internalized them, ignored them when I needed to share them, and sometimes told them to inappropriate people. Impacted by this were my moods, outlook on day-to-day life, and relationships. Some swear they will take these feelings and stories to their grave. I almost did. Unfortunately, some do sooner than later.
People tell me their personal stories. I listen to them without judgment. In telling their stories, I use unique images. My Picture Tells A Story is about sharing your personal and emotional stories. Sharing feelings should be safe. These stories show they can.
"Just like children, emotions heal when they are heard and validated."
(— DR. JILL BOLTE TAYLOR, PHD — MY STROKE OF INSIGHT: A BRAIN SCIENTIST’S PERSONAL JOURNEY -)
I explore energy, emotions, and sensibilities with my images and their titles. I converse with light, shades, shapes, textures, tones, and words to tell a story and convey my humanity. I use my artistry to give voice to another person, the Storyteller's humanity.
I want to have an expressive exchange from one soul directly to another.