Honor Mental Health Awareness Month with everything from art prints to yoga mats featuring designs that remind us to take care, love and embrace ourselves.
Featured Artist: Justin Shiels
"Creativity is more than just a passion or a hobby - it's a calling. My deepest desire is to spread joy and promote self-acceptance through the art that I create. As a black gay creator, I feel a particular responsibility to celebrate diversity in all its forms. That's why I strive to infuse my work with whimsy, boldness, and vibrancy, while also making sure that it speaks to the experiences of marginalized groups. My love for my various communities is at the heart of everything I do. Whether I'm illustrating, writing, or making video content, I want to create work that makes people feel truly seen and heard. Because to me, that's what creativity is all about - using our talents to connect with others, to build bridges of understanding, and to make the world a more beautiful, more inclusive place."
From a young age, Justin Shiels has been captivated by the transformative power of words and pictures. It's this passion that has driven his creative career, which has taken him from the world of advertising and tech to the realm of being a full-time artist. But no matter where his path has led him, Justin's mission has always been the same - to connect with others on a deep, emotional level. He's launched an inspirational newsletter, started a conference, and worked as a Creative Director, all with the aim of making people feel all their feelings.
Featured Artist: Crystal Draws Stuff
"I felt the world was lacking rainbows and feel good things surrounding mental health, being human and sharing our feelings. I've made it my mission to end the stigma by using my talents as an artist and business owner to spread the message."
Crystal is an artist and creative person based in Los Angeles. She creates colorful art centered around mental health, being human and sharing your feelings. Although the majority of her art is digital, she also enjoy's painting and experimenting with different mediums.
Featured Artist: Mich Miller
"I'm inspired by the mind and it's complexities. I originally started drawing feel good statements for myself in a time when my mental health was suffering and mental health/therapy was a bit more stigmatized. During this time I created pieces like "Going To Therapy Is Cool!" and "Mental Health Matters" that continue to be best sellers to this day."
Mich Miller is a Los Angeles based painter, printmaker, designer and installation artist. Mich’s practice is informed by a commitment to abstraction and investment in color theory, printmaking, painting, graphic design, queer histories and queer theory.