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Reasons why you are an artist?

As a mental health consumer, we have this twisted desire to constantly self-analyze, plus some of us are tragically blessed with a creative mind.  Thus, in order to have a healthy mechanism for these delusional outputs, I have decided to post random thoughts that seem to validate why I am an artist.  If you have any to share, reply via twitter @jpeachygallery.com Reason 42: Time is an abstract concept, hours and days are sometimes unrecognizable Reason 27: You love watching Paint Dry! Reason 34: You think white dudes with an… Read more Reasons why you are an artist?

Jay Peachy, Courage To Come Back (via Elaine Willis’ Blog)

Jay Peachy Sometimes you get the tenant you need and sometimes you get the tenant who needs you. Life is like that, full of give and take. I am grateful for both. Jay came to me after a difficult time. My new suite had been vacated by me very dear tenant (who had been so helpful – he’s family now but that’s another story) when the developer of the adjacent lands cut off access to my property. The most important criterion for becoming my tenant is … Read More via… Read more Jay Peachy, Courage To Come Back (via Elaine Willis’ Blog)

ARIZONA SHOOTING, Re-Fueling Stigma? A Compilation of user comments

I was reading a recent article online about the Arizona Shooting. Sadly it appears we have such a long way to go as a large percentage of the comments showed the ignorance around mental health? If you were diagnosed with a mental illness through no fault of your own.  Would you dare to walk the streets if you knew there were people out there that thought what is listed below?  The violence in these comments, are just as dangerous as the original incident.  or possible worse as they continue everyday. … Read more ARIZONA SHOOTING, Re-Fueling Stigma? A Compilation of user comments