A Wise Hedgehog with Important Messages

Today I created a range of motivational mental health related posters with a doodled ‘wise hedgehog’ and colourful mixed media design whilst at the Acute Community Unit.

I’m not sure where the combination came from, but out popped this first one with a message that I myself really need reminding of:

As well as one that sprung from a difficult conversation I had just had with the crisis team manager:

With 2 other mental health themed ones:

And one more to do with art/creativity:

After a lot of enthusiasm on Twitter and some requests, I have put these designs up for sale on Zazzle- whether you yourself would like a reminder of any of these messages or if you know someone whose day might be brightened by receiving one of these…Posters can be purchased from this link: https://www.zazzle.co.uk/thedoodlechronicles

Plus, if you buy in the next few days, you can get 20% off with the code JULYSAVINGS20.

Let me know what you think about my wise little hedgehog… 🙂

Doodling to Escape

I’m tring to keep up a ‘bright, colourful, positive’ sketchbook to bring a bit of light when I’m struggling to see through the darkness. Tonight, a fanciful unicorn: Click here for yesterday’s doodling.

The Overwhelming Storm of Mental Illness

Thinking of what my psychologist today described as the constant battle within myself, trying to represent how impossible and terrifying this is – like being trapped in a tornado, pushed and pulled in different, but seemingly equally distressing, directions by these fierce forces.