Yes, it’s nearly time for the P4² DID Conference, and we are putting our famous Art Show together again. Our art display last year was incredible. Awesome. Emotional. Powerful. Impactful. Inspiring. Seriously amazing, and yes, we’ve got big shoes to fill for 2021. Our conference coordinator has a brand new presentation idea this time, and I’ve been promised that it will be highly unique and equally awesome. I’m gonna guess she’s right!
We have room for a few more images though! It’s not too late to send in YOUR DID art or music. What have you created that you could share?
Would you like for your artwork to be displayed at the P4² DID Conference 2021?
Please check out the following Art Guidelines:
Yes? Still interested? Please send your jpegs / videos to us as quickly as possible. We are filling the available spaces now, but yes, yes, of course yes, I am definitely willing to see what you have to contribute. EVERY artist has something of value to show, so dig deep, find your courage, and your voice, and send in your art at your earliest convenience.
ONE of the Art Videos we have from P4 2020
We had soooo much art sent in to us last year — an amazing avalanche of incredible art — so much, in fact, that we could hardly assemble it all. Art, music, images, crafts, knitting, quilting, drumming. The level of qualify and creativity was more than overwhelming, I’ll admit that, but oh my goodness, such richness it added to our conference experience.
This video is one example of some of the pieces sent in, showing various feelings and experiences related to Dissociative Identity Disorder, living with DID, dissociative system folks, or emotions connected with DID, emotional pain, and trauma.
And YES! Before you have to wonder for very long, that’s me playing the piano. Yep, ME. It is my own song, “So Sad” — written and recorded by Kathy Broady, in 2003. This particular song is part of the “Broken Into Pieces” piano CD intended for healing. It was written during some painful moments of my own life, but I hope you find this music comforting for your pain as well.
What did you think? What did you feel?
- When watching that video, which was your favorite piece of art?
- Did you relate to any of the artwork or the images?
- What did you feel as you saw the different images?
- Are you surprised to see other artists draw what you feel within your own system?
- Did the music have an impact on how you felt?
Pretty amazing stuff though, right?! I can watch these Art Videos again, and again, and again. I really don’t get tired of them — they are just that fascinating to me.
What happens with the ART that is submitted to P4 DID Conferences?
I’ll be first to admit that we’ve been slow to place all the art videos out for view, but now that we have finally created the dedicated P4 DID Conference website, you’ll be able to see more of the artwork, videos and pictures. We’re still creating that site — I appreciate your gracious patience — and know that more artwork will be visible to you soon.
Please note: Some artwork items will be visible ONLY to conference attendees and/or artwork contributors.
If you want to be sure to see our massive and ever-growing gallery of artwork, be sure to contribute or sign up for the P4 Conference!
At the P4 DID Conference website, you can see that we have already started a Gallery for 2021. We also have pages created for the P4 2020 Gallery. I’m still working on filling those with all our gems, but now that the foundation is there, the art will be able to be added. It will happen! I give you my apologies for being slow. Just know though, that we will get this done, and YES! You will soon be able to see all the P4 Art from 2020.
Kathy’s Art Commentary, Teaching and Discussion
Just like last year, I will be selecting a variety of artwork images sent in for the P4² Art Show and record an in-depth, educational video chattering about the layers of dissociative information that can be found in the various pictures. I see soooo much in pictures, and while I will be guessing, or just making sweeping interferences about DID information, I’m also not afraid to ask questions about what I don’t understand!
The layers of information you can learn from a picture is truly inspiring. Those of you who heard the 2020 Art Presentations (the original Friday night talk or the video re-take made a month later) might remember all the hours of talking we did about the images selected for the video last year. We spoke for hours about the images — there is so much to see! I expect nothing less than the same for this year as well.
So yes, for 2021, our P4² year, I will be doing a repeat presentation, discussing a selection of artwork in depth. If you want a chance to have YOUR artwork processed, questioned, studied, and admired by me, please feel free to send it in.
PS: this is not an art critique. I look at the images for DISSOCIATIVE information, for system information, for trauma information. I’m not worried about the quality of your ability to draw or paint — I’m not assessing your skills as an artist. I am purely looking at what your system is saying via your art.
Want to hear my thoughts? Send your artwork in ASAP!
(Hurry before the Conference Coordinator says it’s too late!)
Please contact us if you have any questions.
I hope to see your ART in Chicago!
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