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Which is incomplete? The art or the emotion?

Things we do when we can’t talk it through: getting creative in the name of self discovery

#veryhumanthings #expressivearts #selfdiscovery

ink on wood

Anniversaries of trauma events can be hard. We are just coming out of a fortnight of back to back memories (a lot can happen in 14 days when your world turns on its head). It’s been rough but we’ve reached a point we are calling “the other side” and we are actually doing ok. This time last week we were crumbling on the floor so this is cause for celebration. The fortnight has 3 “major” event memories and this was our way of trying to contain them and express them in our art. We had intended to create painted texture and possible collage or even wire sculpture over the top but we are quite liking them as they are. But they do feel “unfinished”. Which is unfinished, the art or our emotions? What do you think? Help us think this through? Please?

art by Kendall & Lori


How Are You Doing?

Can't talk it out? Can you draw it? Squiggle it? Dig holes into the couch? Burn something (safely!). Blow a dandelion and watch it scatter?

anything and everything matters

If it comes from you, it is IMPORTANT

We are in this together

The Very Human Beings

Come Along: What is this and how to join in?

Sometimes words just don't express, do they? Or sometimes they do but not as conversation or talk. We often get very lost trying to articulate in everyday sentences. So we turn to art, music, film, sound, metaphor, creative dialogue, prose, you name it. Whatever will help us take "it" from "that" to "this".

You know what is the most amazing thing about humans? Every single one of us is a creative being. Every single one of us has the ability to express ourselves creatively. If you haven't already tried, give it a go and experience the freedom it brings. It's breathtaking, we promise!

What's that? You are not an artist? You can't? Who told you that? For me it was my grade 1 classroom teacher and my grade 5 music teacher. Who was it for you?​

Here – throw egg in their face!

Come on, we have even garnished it for you!


Grab whatever you have at your fingertips and dig deep into your pockets of all you can and let's help each other say what some days we just can't.

As always, feel free to riff off ours if you are stuck. In fact, we would LOVE that. ​

If you're feeling brave, post your versions in our comment feed so others can be inspired too. Or upload to your own social media (be sure to use our hashtags - #veryhumanthings - so we can find each other). Either way, make sure to comment on posts by others and encourage one another as we find new voices.

The only rules are: RESPECT!

See you in there!

Kendall et al

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