I emailed a dear friend yesterday morning as said
“Do you ever have a day when you just hate most people in the world ?”
I was kind of in that mind frame a little.
I think that I was on the top of the list of people that I wasn’t enjoying being around.
But, as my wise friend suggested, the best way to turn that feeling around is to practice some good self-care.
For me, that includes getting out of my head, being in the present moment,
and taking time to look up…
and look down,
to breathe in and notice beauty around me.
To surround myself with things I enjoy and
put on clothes in color that makes me feel happy.
Nothing like a colorful scarf or my favorite purple Chucks!
With the intention of helping my mood by spending some quality Me-Time in the studio,
I also dug out my favorite painting shirt.
The hand prints on the boobs are my own, and the pink “beautiful” bit on the back was stitched on by my friend and Mish Mash Queen, Deb Taylor when we both joined Beth McWilliams for a amazing visit in Seaside, FL a few years back.
I then sat down without a plan, with a blank 12X12” canvas and my glorious Golden Acrylics,
Pandora Radio on the Bose speakers playing some favorite mellow tunes,
and let the paint take me where it wanted to go…
“Build a Bridge.” – Acrylics and collage on 12X12” canvas
By the end of this exercise, I was definitely more my true self again.
Not only that, but I kind of fell in love with my Self.
Proud that I had taken the time to return to center, that I had given a voice to my Creative spirit, and that I had brought some more beauty into this world.
Practice makes as close to perfect as we will ever get, Beautiful Ones.
Let’s go love on ourselves today !
Happy Tuesday !