I set up Mental Spaghetti in 2008 as a personal blog about my own experiences as an NHS mental health service user. Since January 2011 I have made the blog an organisation that highlights art and creativity from other mental health service users. I work with various groups and individuals to discover people expressing their mental health difficulties through the medium of art, illustration, photography, audio-visual work and writing (that’s not to say I won’t include other creative mediums on this blog, I’d just be listing them forever otherwise).
I hope to make this blog an anchor point for a network of internet users who would like to come together to discuss, view and share their artwork. There will be guest authors and interviews with artists. As an artist and illustrator myself I will work with Mental Health charities and organisations to produce artwork and raise awareness.
If you would like to view my personal website and portfolio, please visit www.marielouiseplum.com.