You might have seen my previous blog where I expressed my joy at going to a creative workshop especially for young voice hearers.
I was absolutely over the moon to get an email saying that due to the high demand there would be one more workshop at Art Link Leeds.
The amazing Mary Robson came prepared with canvases and mirrors to make one of the ideas from my book into a piece of art. I was (with safety precautions taken) given a mallet and some mirrors to smash.
On the first canvas I wrote in between the glued on shards a Groucho Marx quote: “Blessed are the cracked for they let in the light”. I have always found this a really inspiring quote- no matter how damaged or cracked you get in this world, the light will still come through.
The second piece was more personal. My reflection (literally) on trauma, illness and affirmation.
“The pieces stay together because they have to. They don’t work together quite the same though. We are all still me, we just got splintered into other things too.”
It was great to meet up with Rai, Mary and the two other participants again. Smashing mirrors was highly therapeutic; and I’ve decided it isn’t bad luck as it is for creative purposes! Next stop- the exhibition in Durham!