The title is a note to myself, not to those others who are suffering from SAD. It makes one third of the year horrible, so I have tried many techniques through my art to …just deal with it!
So, one year, I did a drawing each month to make peace.. An example was making peace with December:
Last year, I searched for Paradise and signs of hope:
This year? I’m slipping into depths again…and I’m thinking maybe I should just look and celebrate the beauty in the starkness.
Perhaps, that’s a strategy for dealing with depression in general. As an artist I once knew said, “I prefer to find beauty in ugliness.” So, for now, that’s how I’m going to deal with it this winter.