Some Monday morning silliness…
Mondays, oh I hate
The end of fun, start of work
Coffee, yes please, now
Have a lovely day… Kat
Some Monday morning silliness…
Have a lovely day… Kat
Just a thought…
Thanks for reading… Kat
Glorify the struggle to remedy it with compassion.
I read some disturbing and misinformed things on the Internet about Chester Bennington’s suicide, well about suicide in general. There are many accusations of selfishness and cowardice towards those who take their own life. I do not believe these things to be true. Suicidal thoughts are a break down of all things, a push and pull battle within your head and your heart. Many people who are suicidal truly believe that those around them will be better off without them and there are others who are so far down the rabbit hole of depression that they cannot think straight. My hope is that instead of pointing fingers and escalating this negative stigma of mental illness, we actually lift up our voices, our hearts and our hands in prayer. Be vocal about the change you wish to see in the world, but with kindness. Share hope with those who feel like they have none. Take extra steps to show compassion for others because you never know who can really use it. Remember there are those who suffer in silence so you never know who is fighting hard against their own demons.
Some asked us to not glorify death. Instead I say we should glorify the cause of death to inform others of how people truly struggle so it is no longer a stigma. Bring to light the silent struggles of so many so they no longer feel ashamed of what tears them up inside.
For those reading this who are pressured by their own head and mislead by their heart… My tears are for the truly broken because I hurt along with you. You are not alone.
The Darkness is a Lie
By Kat Lange
Don’t fall down that rabbit hole my friend
Don’t chase those demons into the night
The hurt, the pain is not the end
The hurt, the gloom are not right
You are always beautiful, you are unique
And together, your demons we can defeat
So lift up your eyes and hold onto hope
Let the seeds of faith grow roots in your heart
Your life is a field of flowers just waiting to bloom
Your heart is beating in your body holding back the gloom
Open your eyes and realize your struggle is not your own
Open your eyes and realize you are not alone
Don’t shift the story of your life
To end it with a period
You are a forever-changing masterpiece
The work is not completed
Your pain is not your own to bare
A community of love is here for you
You have a story waiting to be shared
A story weaved with pieces of hurt and truth
A story that others can benefit from
A life worth living a life that is not done
Don’t type THE END to your story for it is not real
Your heart has so much left to feel
So hold onto hope, faith and love and when you’re in the dark
Remember you have a real, meaningful, beating, loving and thriving heart
Dedicated to those who are struggling in the darkness of depression. Share your story and thrive.
Having your own space to create is important. Decorating that space to make it inspirational is a bonus. The importance of finding your own place to zen out and focus is crucial to the creative process, in my humble opinion. As a mom of two littles, trying to carve out some creative time and space is tedious but much needed. Shout out to all the overly caffeinated moms out there! Make the most of bland beige walls, add a splash of color or your favorite framed art, get a little messy and unorthodox, it’s your space so embrace it.
We’ve moved twice in the past two years and now that we own our place I can finally do my collage wall that I have been wanting for so long. I just jumped in feet first and started hanging stuff up. And I LOVE it. It’s so colorful and fun.
How have you decorated your creative space? Is it modern, simple and clean, is it ordained with nice classic paintings as you sit on your wing-back chair, is it a paint splattered art studio with concrete floors, is it a giant cork board with all of your current projects, is it a colorful mishmash of things like mine? Any place can become a creative space.
Remember a creative space can be whatever you make of it, just as inspiration can come from anywhere. Whether it’s a closet turned office like Perry Covington author of the wonderful Child of Atlantis series. (Check it out here). I designed his publisher’s logo by the way! #logodesigner Or if you hide away at the local coffee shop like Jerry Rogers author of the supernatural mystery awesomeness The Fallen and The Elect series. (Check it out here). I designed both his website header and his author’s logo… wink wink! #hireme
Share your space and tag me on Instagram @KatLangeDesigns What’s your creative space story??
Thanks for reading… Cheers… Kat
Some of the art pictured was created by me and others by…
I am a firm believer in spreading love and acceptance of others but most importantly acceptance of oneself, flaws and all. No one is perfect but our society frames this idea of good and perfect and proportionate and happy. But happiness is not based on perfectly measurable things. Happiness is as deep as the ocean and as wide as space and time. There are no measurable units to how we should be happy or how we should feel or look. Let us open our minds and hearts to acceptance of ourselves in all of our imperfections. Let us feel how we feel, look how we look and enjoy the roller coaster journey because it is what shapes us.
I read this article on the Darling Magazine blog and I found myself nodding in agreement and smiling at my computer like a big dummy. I wanted to share these words of explanation and acceptance that are often so hard to realize when you are drowning deep in the waters of doubt and depression. This quote from the article The Unlikely Gifts of Depression, says it all… “I have to remember that my path is unique… [and that] my situation is my story.”
Depression isn’t just about being unhappy. It is a blanket, a fog over you. It is a roller coaster of doubt & dismay, of energy & despair, of overthinking & anxiety ridden immobilizing fear, it is draining & tiring & tears & pain and a lot of times it is silent & alone. So that smile you see might be hiding true brokenness. It is not as simple as explaining the difference between happy and sad; it’s the gray area in between. But when you do, when you can find the words to your deep and darks you might find that you are not as alone as you think you are. Share your story because it might open your eyes and the conversation it starts can change hearts. Please realize that this is a part of you and it makes you unique, it makes you interesting, it makes your life colorful and that is a story to tell. Emotions are the color to the blank canvas of life, so show the world your painting.
Please click over to Darling Magazine blog and read on. I love this blog because it is about various important and fun issues woman are facing now.
Thanks for joining in on my roller coaster creative journey. Sorry I have been MIA, you know, life happened. It’s great to be back.
Just wanted to give a shout out to the Think Kings Creative Studio.
I am the creative director of this creative think tank and indie publishing house.
This is what we aim for at Think Kings, to foster creative growth.
Anyone has the ability to be creative. All of us look at the world through different lens but the trick to creativity is trying to interpret your senses. These interpretations are as different as our DNA, as unique as our fingerprints and as vast as the stars in the sky. There is no end to creativity and that is why the human mind is so fascinating.
My motto is…
LET EVERYTHING INSPIRE YOU and you will never run out of creativity.
I believe this to be true in everything we do. Creative thinking is the corner stone to human living, enjoyment, productivity and longevity.
At Think Kings Creative Studio we are trying to foster THIS creative productivity and growth. We want to help you add something colorful to the conversation.
It’s time for you to CREATE A BETTER REALITY.
We are writers, photographers, graphic designers… We are the Think Kings. Creatives that want to make our mark on the world. At Think Kings Creative Studio we are a central hub for inspiration in all aspects of creativity.
Please join us, follow us, like us & THANK YOU SO MUCH for being a part of our journey.