Therapeutic Patterns

There are times that I can feel exhausted, but my brain is still very noisy and on the go. The best way for me to quieten my brain so I can relax is by drawing patterns, this gives me something to focus on allowing me to sit sedately. These drawings have a much more therapeutic edge to them than my other drawings – although being creative will always have some form of therapeutic edge to it, it isn’t always the sole focus. However, I do believe they reference my disability, the debilitating effects of transverse myelitis, and the autistic need to find a focus that can help calm the drifting calamity that exists in my mind (as a symptom of ADHD). It’s a gentle repetitive pursuit, with visions of the natural world flowing through me as my pen draws.