What’s it all about?

“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say” – Flannery O’Connor

“If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” – Edward Hopper

My art work and poetry are primarily on themes of mental health, drawing on my personal and professional experience. I have Borderline Personality Disorder, a PhD in Psychology (which is nowhere near as cool as it sounds!), I’m an art school dropout and a human.

I warmly invite comments, suggestions, questions and requests for art, writing or anything else really (not promising I’ll deliver, but I’ll have a good go at it).

Thanks for visiting my strange brain. I hope you enjoy it!

Feel free to share my work, but please credit me (Katy Matilda Neo).

Copyright of all work on this site belongs to Katy Matilda Neo. All rights Reserved

32 thoughts on “What’s it all about?

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    1. This is a difficult one for me to answer – I have been writing and journaling since I was 7 or 8 years old, almost daily, so I don’t really have a method. I think it just comes with practice. Personally, because I blog about my own thoughts, feelings and experiences, I practice free writing, but I don’t know if this approach would work for other types of content.

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    1. Hi, thanks for your comment and apologies for the delay in responding – it got stuck in my spam for some reason! Following me on WordPress is one way to do it, you can also sign up to the email mailing list (see the ‘contact me’ page). Alternatively, you could follow me on Facebook (http://bit.ly/2fWYekf), where I share a wider range of mental health related articles as well as my own work, or on Instagram (http://bit.ly/2gDzBIs) where I share primarily just my artwork, as it appears on here.

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  9. Your artwork is so amazing. I think it keeps getting more and more expressive. It really moves me. There is great beauty in it even with the darkness and pain. I think you should look at publishing once your blog is well established.

    I think one of the reasons your artwork appeals to me so much is because I can see/sense that it comes from the gut, raw, uncensored and it’s totally uninhibited and not at all self-conscious. In a way it is like a child’s artwork – which I don’t intend as an insult but as the highest form of praise I could ever give. A child’s artwork is authentic and spontaneous, done for the joy or need to express themselves- a visual diary of their inner landscape. Also, I love your work because of your courage to draw/paint your shadow, something we all have but are afraid to own.

What do you think?