GUEST POST: Escaping Depression through Art

My Guest Blogger is: Maja

Bio: Maja loves writing, photography and helping people. Much of her work deals with mental health. Being a former nurse, almost a midwife, helps her to pass her own experience. She blogs at Lampelina.

Escaping Depression through Art

Many people tend to express their emotions through different kinds of art. I have a difficulty to find the right words many times, while I can easily take some pictures.

Taking pictures is in one of my many ways for practicing mindfulness. Because I manage to be here and now at least for the time when I take the picture. It’s a way to escape the darkest thoughts, at least for a minute.

Depression doesn’t look the same with everybody. I’m switching between numbness and feelings of sadness and desperation, always combined with plenty of suicidal thoughts.

Many would probably expect to see some dark art from artist who is in such dark moods. But the reality can be a bit different.

We can see plenty of pictures on social media and we have our own perceptions about the background of the pictures. But only the person who took them knows the real story. Not everything is as it seems, but sometimes it’s exactly that.

It’s good to stay open and not judging things by the first impression. Life is not black and white, it has colors too.

Escaping depression through art.

 

Escaping depression through art.

 

Escaping depression through art.

 

Escaping depression through art.

 

Escaping depression through art.

 

Escaping depression through art.

 

Escaping depression through art.

 

Escaping depression through art.

For more of Maja’s works, visit – Lampelina.

47 Replies to “GUEST POST: Escaping Depression through Art”

  1. Such beautiful photos! I resonate with the thoughts on depression too. Life is a series of individual moments that never stop. Taking pictures as a way to pay attention to those moments – or any creative activity that causes you to engage with the present – is a beautiful thing. I hope you might see it as more than simply a way to escape. You are doing anything but escaping when taking photos like this. You are seeing and you are living. This is to be applauded and encouraged. Not to mention what you are giving others by sharing these beautiful images. Thank you for doing so!

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      1. You are welcome. Her work is stunning really. I love what she had to say as well. Really love the colors in her work. Beautiful. Have a blessed day. Love and hugs Mary, my friend. 🌸🤗❤️ Joni

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  2. Thank you for sharing your words and your photos.

    My mind turns to poetry and writing songs when in my darkest places. It is so beautiful to see the creativity that can blossom from those places of pain.

    Kia kaha (stay strong).

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  3. The pictures look beautiful, thank you so much for sharing:)
    ‘We can see plenty of pictures on social media and we have our own perceptions about the background of the pictures. But only the person who took them knows the real story. Not everything is as it seems, but sometimes it’s exactly that.’ I love this bit❤️
    Also, has the guest blogger’ s site moved? When I click on it, it shows ‘old blog’

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  4. What a post! I’ve been waiting to read a post like this! After a tragic and lasting botormike accident, I took to writing short-stories and found untapped talent I never knew I had. Thanks for this post mate! Hail to the thinker!

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