I have my issues with anxiety. I think it is part of being an ultra sensitive person in this world with so much crazy, hard stuff surrounding us.
Anyway, anxiety sometimes gets the better of me, especially at the more hormonal time of the month.
For the last month or so, there has been so much good stuff in my life, I am utterly and completely blown away.
That is why when anxiety gets too intense when life is good, I get really, really pissed off !
Which, believe it or not, doesn’t help !
But yesterday, I realized that I had kind of let go of one of my very best tools for dealing with anxiety.
I HAVE NOT BEEN WORKING/PLAYING IN MY ART JOURNAL !!!!
David had suggested I do some meditation to help my anxiety. Sometimes that is a good thing, but not when the crazy bug in my head is too out of control ! That passive activity doesn’t work when I feel like I am jumping out of my skin.
But then I was suddenly drawn to shove all my “crafty” crafty fair stuff out of the way and get out my journal and make ART instead…
Ahhhhh, that feels so much better….
Three page spread in my Teesha Moore style journal…
kind of crappy photos as it is cloudy and dark here and the journal is too big for my scanner…picture it much more rich purple than this washed out blue and lilac…
“Keeping all the balls in the air is harder than you think.”
“When you want something, all the Universe conspires to help you achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho
I am telling you, for the few hours involved in making these pages over the last two days, the anxiety was gone. Present in the present moment, looking for colors, texture, composition, connection, my mind is quietly focused on what is right before me…
Oh, Art, I love you !
You have saved me once again.
Here are a couple of “work in progress” photos of some of my crafty craft fair stuff…
Glass circle pendants/ring/magnet ? pieces inspired by Rock My World rocks – little “one of a kind” collages under glass…
I think I just may need to keep this one for myself…
Happy Thursday, Beautiful Ones.
I hope you remember to pick up your own best tools today.
Big Love !