Where have I been, what have I been doing all these quiet months? (As newly shared in my art blog) I have been on a deep inner journey whilst painting a self-portrait that had so much more to share than anything limited to the matter of paint; in fact, the whole experience was teeming with metaphor as universal as it was transformative and it has taken me until now to feel ready enough to share all of what came up through its layers.
As the process of honing it towards an ever more elusive completion stretched on over a non-typical span of painting time, I quickl…
Source: The power of portraiture – transformation through art
About Helen White
Helen White is a professional artist and published writer with two primary blogs to her name. Her themes pivot around health and wellbeing, expanded consciousness and ways of noticing how life is a constant dance between the deeply subjective and the collective-universal, all of which she explores with a daily hunger to get to know herself better.
Her blog Living Whole shines a light on living with high sensitivity, dealing with trauma and healing from chronic health issues. Spinning the Light is an extremely broad-based platform where she elucidates the everyday alchemy of relentless self-exploration.
A lifetime of "feeling like an outsider" slowly emerged as neurodivergence (being a Highly Sensitive Person with ADHD, synaesthesia, sensory processing challenges and other defecits overlapping with giftedness). All of these topics are covered in her blogs, written from two distinct vantage points so, if you have enjoyed one of them, you may wish to explore the other for a different, yet entirely complimentary, perspective.
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