What I want to talk about is how doodling and drawing helped me recover from my worst episode of depression in 2012.
The year before (2011) I had lost my job, house and car. I was renting my mums house and was on benefits. I had no idea where my life was going and how I was going to get well again. I was in a cycle of working too hard and allowing my depression to take hold. I once again let it take everything I had worked hard for. I was completely lost.
As part of the promotional work, for the company I was trying to create in 2012, I started to draw strange and intricate doodle illustrations as a way of connecting with potential customers. One is pictured below:
At the time I didn’t know important these mad illustrations would be in my recovery with manic depression. Or … Read the rest