After months of quite frankly an extremely emotionally draining lockdown, I have re-emerged from my cocoon and re-entered my studio!
It had been my intention for a long time to extend my range of sobriety celebration cards, and I’ve now added four more sobriety cards to my collection.
YOU ARE FUCKING AMAZING
The first card is not exclusively for those celebrating sobriety milestones. It can apply to absolutely anyone who is quite simply, fucking amazing! Or it can be for you, from you 💖
If you’ve survived the last few months, you are fucking amazing.
If you’re still trying to get through this, one day at a time, you are fucking amazing.
If you’re committed to your healing journey, despite how much pain you may be in, you are fucking amazing.
If you’re trying to shift your mindset from shame and judgement to compassion and curiosity, you are fucking amazing.
If you keep picking yourself back up after you fall, you are fucking amazing.
If you’re feeling your feelings, or even trying to, you are fucking amazing.
If you have reached out to ask for help, even when it was the last thing you wanted to do or felt capable of, you are fucking amazing.
If you’ve had to exercise flexibility and adaptability when these things don’t come easily to you, you are fucking amazing.
If you’ve managed to limit your scrolling for even a short period of time, you are fucking amazing.
If you’ve managed to unclench your heart and loosen your grip on old, unhelpful ideas and beliefs to allow space for new ones, you are fucking amazing.
HAPPY SOBRIETY BIRTHDAY
I wanted to create a gloriously bright and sunny yellow sobriety card and after months of thinking about it, it finally came to fruition.
This was the first piece I created with the inks after a 6 month absence from my studio. It was made with alcohol inks on ceramic tile, scanned into my computer at high resolution, then collaged butterflies and text added later in Photoshop.
SOBER AS FUCK
This one pretty much does what it says on the tin! For all your sober as fuck, sober AF buddies and loved ones out there, help them celebrate their enormous achievement with this beautifully vibrant rainbow card. Blank inside (as are all my cards) for your personal message.
YOU’RE A FUCKING MIRACLE
Any addict/ alcoholic who gets sober is a fucking miracle. It’s literally the hardest thing I’ve ever done and still, 11 years in, I’m constantly in awe of others people’s recovery journeys.
When you’re so deeply entrenched in a pattern of self-destructive habits and you find a way out and a way to heal, it’s truly miraculous. So many people don’t and it’s utterly heartbreaking.
If you know one of the lucky ones, please celebrate them. Addiction is an illness, not a choice. To recover really is a miracle and takes work every single day.
For Olivia’s full range of sobriety cards, shop here.