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I’ve been feeling pretty overwhelmed lately. Which, as you probably know yourself, creates those feelings of “I don’t wanna”. Giving in to those feelings time and time again doesn’t make for any progress, but sometimes you just gotta get away from it all.
So on Monday, I dropped my to-do list and whipped out the paints instead.
I had no plan in mind, just a feeling of BLAH, so I used that to guide my hands on the page. And boy… did it feel good!
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~Thomas Merton
But that’s not to say I felt less of that overwhelm the following day, but at least I got a break from it. Some enjoyable time away.
And ya know what? I discovered something else in the process too… creating with a toddler makes for a great opportunity to practice letting go of your thought process.
If you’ve seen any of my other art evolution videos, you’d probably notice how I voice my thought process along the way. (It makes for some very difficult editing decisions! lol)
But this time?
There was no thought process at all.
Just me, my little girl, and some paint. And it was heavenly.