Art Deprivation and the Necessity of Painting


“Salvation and Desire” by Michele Bledsoe


“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”

Gospel of Thomas


I love to paint.

I need to paint..

but sometimes life intervenes

and pulls me from my easel.

I feel unbalanced.


Something is off.

I am suffering from art deprivation..

Like some kind of

horrible sleep deficiency..

there is an almost physical

longing to dream.


As artists, it is necessary to make time

to create..

our lives depend on it.




  1. Oh I couldn’t agree more! Sometimes I think I should feel guilty or selfish as I avoid all those other little things I am “supposed” to do in a day….but not really.


  2. Oh my goodness, YES! I know I feel super-irritable when all my energies are simply focusing on “survival” and maintaining…
    .. and constantly sacrificing to help others with their needs/wants/etc!
    It’s annoying.
    There needs to be some kind of BALANCE!!!! Ugh.
    One’s inner need for creativity is NOT something to ignore! It can manifest in something much more destructive if ignored and pushed to the side for too long.
    I know this.
    Thanks Michele!


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