These are a few more collages that I made in 2007. Geez, that feels like forever ago. I hardly even remember what my life was like then because it honestly was pretty chaotic. I had so much going on with my eating disorder and my self harm, lack of good therapy, being severely over medicated by my psychiatrist…things were pretty crazy. I used making collages as a safer form of self expression. When I wanted to cut myself, instead I’d grab a stack of magazines and just cut out words and pictures that jumped out to me. When I felt like I didn’t have a voice, like I couldn’t speak out my feelings and thoughts, they would come out through my collages. I think that using collage as a therapeutic art form was truly the beginning of using art as a form of healing. Within the past few years, I’ve definitely branched out in my artwork. I’ve learned how to paint, draw, make ceramics, make jewelry, and many other art forms.