MEET OUR ARTISTS
Shannon is an LA-based artist, creator, and lover of all things vintage and retro (especially fashion). She uses her degrees in Theater and Psychology to express herself and explore each unique side of human nature. Originally from MA, she grew up Irish- dancing, acting, and hanging out with her 22 first cousins! She works at Self-Care is for Everyone as the Artist Community Liaison and also loves creating digital self care reminders herself.
How did you start making art that empowers people?
I have always used visual and performing arts as a way to express myself and process intense emotions. Early in 2020 I started a PHP program where I did a lot of art therapy. From there I learned how to create art that was less focused on the end product and more aligned with having the act of creating be healing and joyful. I had so many things in my heart I wanted to say and reminders I needed for myself that I started drawing them out. Art helped me with my mental health struggles and I hope my reminders might do the same for you.
What do you do to self-care?
For self-care I go straight to Mother Nature! Bodyboarding in the ocean, walking through a peaceful forest, or time spent reflecting in a garden all rejuvenate my soul. I strive to get a bit of sunshine or catch a sunset as often as I can. At home I enjoy journaling, reading, and my daily Buddhist chanting to help me relax and recenter.
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