But it should be obvious why I began by laying down a dull shade of flat beige paint, and adding even more around the edges in the form of washi tape - these are Tim Holtz I think? I do actually like these colours that I think of as "vintage", and it was an interesting exercise to work in such a monochrome palette.
This page is in two halves I suppose - you can see the first half below, where I simply put down the way I was feeling. Just stating how you feel is therapeutic in itself - recognition and acknowledgement of what's actually going on inside you is powerful, and the first step to challenging negative emotions and asking yourself what the truth is. We all make statements about ourselves (I'm useless, nobody will ever love me, I'm not good at that, etc etc) which simply may not be true and should be challenged. A psychologist I once worked with used to ask me "where is the EVIDENCE for that"? In other words, what can you bring to validate your assertion that you're useless waste of space or a drone? Very often there actually isn't any.
The lettering as always is done by starting with a simple shape, as you can see in picture 3, and then gradually adding thickness and curving edges. The white makes quite a strong addition too, and like I say I do actually rather like this (admittedly dull) palette of colours. And I felt a whole lot pinker when I'd done this .... which is after all the whole point of the exercise!
If you have days like this - give it a try? You might even end up feeling better, and even if you don't you'll have got something off your chest!