Inside Versus Outside; You Never Know What Hides Behind a Smile

Today, as I looked at a visual journal page I’d just finished, it struck me that less than an hour earlier I had changed my Facebook cover photo to something that looks VERY different and was taken earlier this afternoon. Never had it been more apparent that one of my earliest doodles “You Never Know What Hides Behind a Smile” was very representative of the reality of even very complex and severe mental illness.

I don’t normally share photos of myself, but I feel like it’s really important at this point.

So, I’ll start with the inside:

Versus the outside:

And I’ll end with my doodle:

3 thoughts on “Inside Versus Outside; You Never Know What Hides Behind a Smile

  1. Thank you so much for sharing. Your link was included on this lady’s website which took me here. Glad it did. I get consumed trying to be Van Gogh instead of just letting the doodle be so to speak

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