I am Mell and I am 26.
I am a paper artist, illustrator, creative writer, poet and collector of beautiful things.
My mind often goes to strange, odd places, and I find myself lost in thoughts and regularly overwhelmed with anxiety, along with several other mental health issues. I also have a chronic illness, and became very ill a couple of years ago, and now spend my time actively avoiding noisy, crowded places and trying to find a sense of peace and calm in my day to day living, seeking beauty in the small, fragile things and the delicacy of life.
I find difficulty in silence though, and watch myself time and time again tumble into anxiety, frustration, exhaustion and symptom flare ups when I have accidentally overdone it and pushed my body beyond it’s limitations.
I am slowly learning though.
As a BA (Hons) graduate in Fine Art Photography from the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, and coming with a whole lot of history of creativity & mental health issues, it is my greatest desire to learn enough so that one day I may be able to help others who are experiencing similar things, enduring similar pain and be able to reach out and touch the hearts of those who are craving solidarity and understanding, as I do.
This is my little story, I will add more later, but this is enough for now.
Welcome to my inner world.