Do you have a self-therapy that stimulates your creativity, assist you in problem-solving, and calm your nervous system?
Hello Friends, Since my big move to Nova Scotia, I have developed tendonitis in my hands. The pain has been debilitating. At this moment, I can’t paint, and writing has proven to be a challenging and painful experience. Although typing seems to work just fine so I have been working on my course creation for beginner artists, which I will share with you in the upcoming year.
Lately, the grieving for my mom has ignited inspiration within me. The surge of emotions has rekindled my passion for self-care, and my desire to paint has multiplied. But my studio is still unpacked and disheveled.
So last weekend, to sort out the chaos in my studio, Paul, my loving husband, moved boxes out of my way and placed furniture in the designated area. And finally, my studio is in a manageable stage.
I will fix up my studio this weekend and return to my passion. At this point, I will find ways to handle the pain in my hands, perhaps by adjusting the way I hold my paintbrush and work through the discomfort.
Painting my emotions has always been my strength. I started painting because I was going through a challenging time in my life. My love for painting has become a therapeutic and heartfelt practice.
When my emotions run high, painting becomes a necessity. When I create, it releases my stress level, and it allows me to calm down.
Painting is my therapy. It stimulates my creative mind, helps me self-explore and develop self-awareness. The act of painting itself releases stress because it is methodical and strategical.
How about you? Do you have a practice that you indulge in that releases your stress level? Do you like to run, meditate, bake, or indulge in baths? Whatever provides you tranquillity, make sure you make it a priority because you are worth it.
Whatever it may be, please schedule it in. I am scheduling my studio time for the weekend. I look forward to sharing my new work with you very shortly.
Here are some of the ideas for my upcoming projects
When I am filled with emotions, I usually see images whirling in my mind, waiting to explore on canvas. Recently the images in my head have been about Embracing Grief, I am going to explore an image that represents: the courage to accept the discomfort, and respect the process by giving grace.
I had also seen flashback images of my mom and me when I was little: My mom and I used to indulge in lounging together. When I was a child, she and I would splurge on an afternoon by lying in bed. We would just lay there, resting in silence, and there was a feeling of comfort contentment. There is nothing more beautiful than an afternoon, where silence is bestowed upon us to reflect on our day and know that we belong together.
My studio is definitely calling me. :)
With Creative Joy,
Ting Yuen Art
Hi I am Ting, I am so glad that you are here.