From Bluerock is a collection of my images + words:
Paintings, Illustrations, Drawings, Poetry, and some Photography.
Life’s experiences inspire me – good and bad and in-between.
This blog started as a way to heal + grow beyond chronic pain and illness. I started to write poetry about my experiences, and it felt good to release my feelings on paper…. and then the big step of sharing them here.
Over time my art has been over-taking my poetry. It was an awesome sign when my creative self returned… it had disappeared for several years because of back pain, major surgery, and a very, very long recovery. I started to regain my creativity when I completely stopped taking medically supervised prescription pain medications (detox was the roughest experience in my life). Apparently opiates can block the area of your brain responsible for creativity, planning, and organizing. Wow. I never would have believed it if it hadn’t happened to ME. Managing pain is still a struggle, but I’m winning.
I’m able to re-focus away from pain when I’m writing, drawing, painting or otherwise “creating a new energy”.
I’m also an avid motorcycle enthusiast, a lover of desert gardens, and mommy to Siberian Huskies, so you will also find these topics here.
(Bluerock was the street I lived on when I started posting my work here)
All original artwork, photography, and writing on this site:
© deb davies thorkelson | from bluerock
This page last updated March 25th, 2021