Word Art: Shut Up Stupid

She wasn’t a perfect mom, but I was broken hearted about how she was treated,
her confusion when losing her memory, and the family dynamics.
I could not share that with my biological family.

Shut up stupid.

When you keep this crap inside you die a little, both psychologically and physically.
It is debilitating.  Sharing with Mitchell is good,
and as an artist I need to do something with the energy.

This was a way to get it out on paper…
I didn’t write what I wrote before water hit it
so it is hard for even me to see it but it felt good to do it!
I am going to keep playing with this journaling/ink/art thang…

Word art.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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8 Responses to Word Art: Shut Up Stupid

  1. dweezer19 says:

    How very cathartic. It is beautiful onso many levels.


  2. loisajay says:

    the family dynamics…..I know the pain. So sorry, Katie.


  3. Dan Antion says:

    Yours is truly an art of expression, Kate.


  4. emeraldsun33 says:

    What a positive role model you’re being here! Finding a way – and a lovely way, at that, of expressing and processing difficult emotions, especially something as sensitive and mothers and families.
    I’m intrigued by the image – find it dynamic and it’s resonating with me.
    Also intrigued with the idea of just writing out all those words – getting them on paper and in a piece of art, then blurring it with watercolors. Very cool! Thank you for this!


    • THANK YOU! It is difficult to express them sometimes….
      These are all inked in mostly waterproof inks then a waterbrush is run across them….
      The shape of the “mountain” is a real place, Tablerock, In Southern Oregon, and it was also the name of the facility she was in for dementia.

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