Updates and a drawing tutorial

Updated: Jan 18

This week I want to talk about my mental health. Motivation, accomplishing your dreams in actionable steps.



I was talking about depression last week because I was in a depressive state. I was unmotivated was not in a great headspace. Today I came up with this quote, like the message it has.




I am working hard for my dreams. I noticed that my habits were causing me not to be happy.


My mental health has been difficult lately but I am stronger because of it.


I also wanted to share this drawing I did in a step by step process. I hope you enjoy it.



Hello, my name is Marie Owens of MariesArtEST2017 and I want to share the tools I've discovered in coping with Bipolar.


I knew at a young age my mood swings were not normal teenage mood swings. I also knew that my father was Bipolar and would often go off his medicine.


Since I was 18 years old, I was officially diagnosed as having Bipolar along with pre-existing PTSD. I was put on another medicine that was supposed to help with my PTSD and bipolar. Well knew I had work to control my emotions myself.


1.) Find a positive way to release your anger: I do this by listening to music or doing art.


2.) Don't expect people to know that you are suffering if you don't reach out and ask for help.


3.) Work at what you know your weakness are and work on them a little bit at a time.


4.) Never let people get under your skin (find out what triggers you and express that to people in your life who do those things).


5.) Find a way to express your anger positively and maybe creatively.


6.) Create a bag to help you cope on the go. Example: In my bag I have cinnamon sticks to chew on, I have a fidget cube to help me with distracting my mind by doing the tasks on the fidget cube, a stress ball, and positive statements about myself.


7.) Write in your journal what your proudest moment or achievement that day was.


8.) Reach out to a support group weather it's on Facebook or in your community.


9.) Have a system to make your to do list for each day and try your best to stick to it.


10.) Allow yourself to open up to a few trusted people and soon you will able to see things in a different light and maybe a little bit of an outside perspective.

Want to get more from me follow me on social media and my website:

Website: https://cochranmarie8.wixsite.com/mariesart

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maries_art_est2017/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MarieArtEST2017

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqbGctRtQU_mILD7fRX_2fg

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