Monday, November 17, 2008



This is a 5 x 7 collage called 'Do You Really See?' This piece is a bit darker than the others I've been making recently. Someone I love very much is suffering from major depression right now. It hit her like a brick wall and she's never gone through anything like this before. It is very hard for me to see her like this, but she is getting help so hopefully we will see a positive change soon. I made this piece as I was thinking about her.

20 comments:

Joanne Huffman said...

very thoughtful piece, Beth.

Joanne

christygrant said...

Beth, I LOVE this piece. It's awesome. I am soooo sorry your friend is going through this. I've had this happen to loved ones, too. It's hard to feel like there's nothing you can do.

peggy gatto said...

This is really quite lovely and restful.
I hope your friend gets out of her sad place soon and back to loving herself. I will keep her(him) in my prayers!

Kris Henderson said...

Great piece this is. Love the colors and how thought provoking it is.
I will keep good uplifting thoughts for your friend.

Elizabeth said...

Very nice Beth!
Hang in there with your friend and encourage them to continue to seek help. As Winston Churchill said, "If you are going thru hell, KEEP going!" It will work out>
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Susa Burgess said...

Oh I sure know what major depression feels like. It is worse then any pain ever on earth if you ask me. I had it for such a long time. The good thing is there is light at the end of the tunnel ... at least there was for me. And believe you me, I never thought there would be. I sufferred for 30 years exactly. When you are sad nothing is easy. It's hard to believe you have value because everything is so distorted. I hope your friend gets better soon. I did and it feels like a miracle, so I know miracles can happen. Hugs and love this picture you did too! I really love it! Sanna

sandee said...

The piece is perfect...just what the doctor ordered. Now, are you going to give it to her?

Jennifer R.D. said...

Beth,
I really like this. I don't think it's too dark, It's a little moody and that is perfect for the subject matter.
Healing thoughts to your friend!
Hugs,
Jen

barbara burkard said...

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FRIEND!!!

HUGZ AND LOVE....

Jacky said...

What a strong piece Beth. I think this is my favourite of your collages to date...Fantastic art.

So sorry your friend is going through such a tough time. I hope all will be well again soon. She is lucky to have a caring friend in such tough times.

Angela Hoffmann said...

wow! this is a very powerful and touching peace! I will send healing thoughts that way for your friend...we have severe depression in our family, so i understand how serious it is. I lost my baby brother to it!I am so happy to hear that she is getting help!
lots of love and hugs!
ps..i love your blog..it is so cheerful and happy to come visit!

theresa martin said...

Yes, a very thoughtful piece. I hope your friend can weather the depression and heal.

Karen Owen said...

This is so powerful and thought provoking.

Karen

Angie Hall Haviland said...

oh Beth....what a deep, emotional..yet BEAUTIFUL piece!! Hope your friend will get the help she needs...having your LOVE and FRIENDSHIP are certainly POSITIVES in her life I'm sure!!

martha brown said...

This is fabulous, Beth!!!

Patti G. said...

Beth,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
I am sorry to hear about your friend and your support of her is going to be like giving her wings! Just hang in there with her! You are a great friend!
Hugs,Patti

Heather Robinson said...

I find your artwork so exciting. It has wonderful depth and a sense of storytelling that so appeals to me. Gorgeous use of vibrant colour too!

Mieke said...

Love it!!!Great art!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

It's my first visit to your wonderful blog! This piece speaks to me on many levels, it's really amazing. Sending all good wishes for your friend's healing.

miscellanea said...

Beth, this is a great piece. What a powerful statement of empathy for what your friend is experiencing.