The Phoenix and Life
My story is based on my health issues at the moment and how I see myself dealing with this in the past and in the future to a certain extent.
Relentless flames of wrath ripped the silent blackened void into a myriad of pieces as the majestic bird self combust into a glowing vision of orange, red and yellow.
Throughout mythology the amazing Phoenix bird has been quoted as having the power to dramatically catch fire thus burning itself to a fine dust, from the ashes the Phoenix is magically then reborn, rises up manifesting into an equally magical creature to the one that went before.
Of all the animals it is the Phoenix that I can liken myself to because my life essentially burned out due to a catalogue of unfortunate events over the past few years. I found myself in a devastating place that I could not get out off, ending in hospital with locked doors and people watching me all the time.
Eventually I was allowed home again with carers and doctors monitoring my situation.
How long this will continue I have no idea but I am now able to work at the art studio and enjoy the digital story telling and jewellery making and look forward to doing some of my own work.
So I feel that I am now in the process of trying to rebuild my life and stand tall, proud and re cleansed, just like the Phoenix.
Stories from the Studio
Stories from users of North Tyneside Art Studio, touching on themes of recovery, art, friends and family