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FEATURED in All Out Emotion
My portrait today is of a face of a soldier who is experiencing the strains of combat and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome) was inspired by my viewing of two videos.
The DVIDS website offers helpful information to prevent the suicide of United States soldiers.
They offer Leadership training in suicide prevention, the Importance of Resiliency Training, Comprehension Fitness and give a message to deployed Soldiers as well as other suicide prevention training videos.
This is what that inspired my mixed media portrait. I chose mixed media because of the mixture of feelings that I feel encompass Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
As a person diagnosed with PTSD I feel I am able to speak to this topic.
Internally I empathize with our soldiers though I am not able to comprehend what they have gone through or experienced.
Through today’s portrait I share my own personal interpretation of how I feel for them after viewing these videos and my emotions.
My feelings and respect go out to all of our soldiers who come home after being in combat and the challenges they face.
My respect and thanks are expressed through my Our War drawings and paintings each day I learn more of how many of these brave men and women have given of themselves.
One of the videos that inspired my portrait today which I have seen in my research so far from the list provided at this site is linked below:
mixed media in ink pen, water color, charcoal, and chalk on watercolor paper