Now, creativity is a personal thing, right? In my context, I look at it as multi-dimensional. For example, I use creativity as providing a purpose to my life (the act of creating). Depression, which I believe for me is in part caused by the Asperger’s, has an ability to shoo away purpose and embolden hopelessness. The art, as one of the tools, stands fast against this hopelessness. Each new creation is an achievement. There is excitement in anticipating if the next creation will be my best. My purpose then, is to create as often as I can and make it routine. The different series’ I create, such as thru-things, Angry Thematics, and Anna Maria Island Sunsets, enhance the creativity tool.
Creativity is also a set of tools that can be used to manage the Depression and Anxiety, and Asperger’s at the same time. The tools are expanded by how I approach a drawing. My very first drawing after diagnosis is described by me as “Angry” themed art. When I happen to create one of these pieces, there is a release of expression, which delivers an angry-esque form on paper. The artwork shown below is my first “Experiment” (I call each of my artworks experiments since I am still finding my way in drawing). It is frenetic, divided, unknowing, yet also confident and adventurous. The art takes its own path as the composition fills, basically on its own and the textures without my intent.