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visual artist and writer marisol diaz

i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Happy Pills - Cupcakes, Dolls and Creating

Art - The Best Therapy

I have been struggling since Saturday with the loss of my beloved Maya. I have felt helpless, alone, isolated, misunderstood and I faced the world with futility. Somehow in my life it always comes back to art. Simply making has become the best drug available. Last night, I sat in my studio for the first time since the fatal vet visit and it was the first moment of lightness, hope and peace I have felt.

Cupcake sketches by marisol diaz cupcake sketch2 a page from my moleskineAnother page from my moleskine

watercolor sketchwatercolor sketch2A Dae (not Pullip) doll sketch A sketch on primed masonite to begin an oil paintingwatecolor sketch3 watercolor sketch4
So take it from me...there are no narcotics out there that can compete with a good 'ol night in the studio...if your blue - distract yourself with creating something that makes you smile and who knows you might make someone else smile too!

Reader Comments (9)

Glad to hear that you are beginning to find some peace through your art. I love the Dae sketch, she looks a bit like you to me.

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTania

I promise you that if it were not for creating art, I would be in a round rubber room looking for the corners by now. At times my "studio" has consisted of sitting on my bed painting, gluing, writing, coloring, sketching, etc...and now I have an entire room for my art and I still find myself sitting on my bed many times doing those same peace inducing acts. It got me through my mother's death, my father's death, my divorce, and on and on. Just a long way of saying that I know the peace that only art and creating can bring about in times of the deepest pain...I am glad you are finding solace there.
Peace & Love,

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBarb (Craft Junkie)

My friend and Dalmatian went to sleep and didn't wake up yesterday. He was mine for almost 15 years, and it's so much harder than I ever dreamed it could be. Your art did make me smile today, so I thank you for that.

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeronda

I love cupcakes, beautiful sketches....and you know...
I love your blog so I have an award for you....
have a wonderful weekend...
hugs Sabine

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCuteBoo

these look excellent!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterisabellawhitney

Beautiful sketches of the cupcake... makes me want to get artistic again

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersharkbytes

i would eat the watercolor sketch 2!

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjames

I love your sketches! I like to use art as therapy as well. It's the best way to get my feeling out. Keep on sketching!

February 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

you have a talent on drawing, i love the cute designs of some cakes out there who seems really tasty if there were true,

December 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbuy liv dolls

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