Kim Jones: Mixed Media
Kim Jones joins us from California. Having been diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 16, she has now been managing the illness for over twenty years. Her work includes both painting and work in mixed media, incorporating some rather surprising material into her work. She has her own Facebook page dedicated to her artwork, which can be found here.
Please enjoy her work below:
I love your art work. I’m also living with Bipolar and find that art really helps. I have always drawn and painted and loved being creative. Recently, I’ve found that my bipolar has allowed me to branch out. I no longer really care what people think. I just paint what is in my mind or soul and see how it turns out.
I was hoping I could message you on Facebook, but it wouldn’t let me. Anyway, just wanted to say that I loved your art, and I’d like to show you some of mine if you’d like a look.
Oh my gosh – I’m so sorry I didn’t see this comment until now! I’m not sure why my FB page won’t allow you to comment, you might need to add me as a friend. Thank you for the kind words – I know what you mean about not caring what people think anymore. I used to be somewhat embarrassed by/ashamed of the illness when I was a little younger, but I’ve grown to embrace it. And it’s interesting the way artwork is integrated into it. The illness can fuel creativity..and creativity can soothe the symptoms. A weird cycle..but isn’t that what we’re all about? 🙂 I’d love to see your work.