Ever since an art class I took in Jr. high, I always loved to find different ways to express my creativity, through sketching, paper crafts, and writing. But it wasn’t until my early adulthood while struggling with depression and anxiety, did I find that creativity had an element of healing and solace to it. My desire to express myself and hone my skill increased over time, especially in my late 30s, when I discovered art journaling. In the last decade, while grappling with past abuse and managing mental illness, I have found art not only to be healing while creating it, but healing in the things that God speaks to me in the finished work.
Watch Loreen at work set to original music by Gary Reems