About Referrals

If you know of someone who is struggling who might want to be interviewed or captured in a piece of art, it's best to point them to this site and let them reach out to me.  Or ask them if you may reach out to me on their behalf.  

About the name "Living Broken"

To me, "Living Broken" best describes what my life feels like.

I am living. I am indeed living.  

I am living a full life, an active life, a meaningful life and a busy life.

But a piece of me is broken.

My brain is broken.

My brain is wired in a way that doesn't work as well as it should.  

My brain doesn't do its normal brain business in a way that's helpful or necessary for the basic activities of living.

So I spend every day of my life making adjustments to accommodate and manage

the messages my brain delivers.

To me, that's a broken system.  

I know that other people living with struggle don't describe themselves as broken.

And that's okay.

Everyone caught inside the complexity of struggle has semantics that work for them.

And everyone has semantics they hate.

I personally hate the words depression, mood and happy.

There is more about why I hate those words in my Find the Quiet blog.

But the word "broken" helps me to think of my condition as just another condition that needs some attention, management or fixing.  The word broken helps me to remember that my condition is just a part of my life, not the entirety of who I am.

Broken, to me, just means that I, as a person, am living life with the distraction of a broken part. 

It's like a beautiful, wonderful home with a basement that gets flooded when it rains no matter how hard you try to keep it from flooding.

About the Art

All of the art is available for sale, licensing and reproduction on products. Prices vary depending on the medium used for the original art and the desired production process. Contact me here to discuss purchasing and licensing. Commissions available too.