Number Three Nine Nine
Posts made by an Arty Queen
Quite the document.
Yes, this is post 399 for me ! Wowza ! Still deciding what to do for a celebration of 400 posts on the Queen of Arts blog. I am sure I can rustle up something for a nice giveaway…
We shall see…
Here is my latest art journal page…
Are you like me ? Do you get blue when something comes to an end and you are not quite into a new cycle yet ?
I think I had the Post Vacation/Missing My Peeps/What is My Purpose on the Earth Blues this week.
Kind of normal, from what my friends tell me…
But as a person who has suffered from depression, the blues can be a scary place.
You always fear going down too far…
But I do have to give myself a lot of credit for one BIG thing.
I have learned,
that being in the present moment,
refocusing on the NOW,
really does make things feel so much better.
What does being in the NOW mean for me ?
It means shutting out the icky messages in my brain that keep saying everything is wrong, that something is missing, that I am not good enough…
and focusing on a task that keeps you present.
For me, this is art making or photography, or dog walking or talking on the phone to a friend, or even housework…
I have been getting better and better at turning to the present moment when the crazy brain gets me.
It really does work to get you through !
Like a runner who needs to build up stamina in her muscles to run the long race,
I am building up brain/heart/soul muscles
to keep me from going too far down the road to Bluesville.
I also get to see/feel/create some amazing things along the way.
Here’s to healthy muscle building, Beautiful Ones !
Happy Friday !
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