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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Fame At Last?

I recently met a lovely lady named Helen Simpson, who, as well as being an accomplished artist, is an occupational therapist specialising in employment and mental health. Understandably, she has a particular interest in working with artists. After a couple of long conversations, we agreed that there was a need for a group that would bring together artists with mental health problems, to see if we could support each other in meeting our personal goals, and to share information and support in facing the kind of challenges that artists with mental health face in day to day life.

Today, the press release advertising the workshop that will mark the beginning of the group was issued, and I've just had a phonecall from the local paper. They want to do a story about the group, and are coming tomorrow to interview me. I've never done anything quite like this before, so it will be a new experience for me. But I'm working on the principle that all publicity is good publicity. So, wish me luck!

4 comments:

Felicity said...

Good luck Marion! Sounds very interesting. Will it be possible to see it via a link?

arashi said...

That is wonderful Marion. Now I need to call the insurance company. the painting you sent me needs to be revalued. Big Grin Oh, how crass of me.

Vernon

Caitlin said...

Best wishes - you'll be GREAT!

Helen Suzanne said...

What a great adventure. I'm sure everyone involved will really benefit from the support and creative inspiration of having contact with each other.