I have been a lifelong artist, both drunk and sober. I feared sobriety would ruin my artistry but found that it enhances it. In turn, creating art enhances my recovery by providing meaningful focus for my life.
Addiction is a dead end. Drunk, I left a pile of uneven, unfinished work. Recovery is openness to life. Sober, I work consistently and finish what I start.
The need to create and share my creations with the world is deeply spiritual. I breathe in the Spirit which gives me the drive and the skill to paint, and I breathe out the visible form to touch others with what the Spirit has created through me.