Quote in title: Amy Tan
Free time. Heard of it? Yeah me too. I think it’s a fantasy, make believe place at this point. No, I’m not crying, you are.
I talk/counsel people everyday for a living, to make money and pay bills, feed the family, ya know, the basics. I’m really good at my job and I take pleasure in being good at it. I am also aware, that I do not know, um, like everything. I study all the time, to stay on top of my game. I use a lot of my free time, boning up on all the topics I use in my efforts to help heal peoples minds and hearts. Yeah, a lot of my “spare” time is eaten up in being at the top of my game, for others.
I create art for my next breath. I create art to understand what’s really going on, in the world, with my own self, with my family, my own damn mind…you get the picture. I make art so I can continue to get up everyday and keep doing this thing we call living. Making art…is an act of rebellious co-creation with the universe and myself. I create art to share what I have learned. I create art to ask the questions that are not safe for public consumption. I confront. I clear the paths. I set them on fire, sometimes, to light my way ahead, into the unknown.
“Art helps people express experiences that are too difficult to put into words, such as a diagnosis of cancer. Some people with cancer explore the meanings of past, present, and future during art therapy, thereby integrating cancer into their life story and giving it meaning.”
Art filled occupational voids, distracted thoughts of illness; improvements in flow and spontaneity, expression of grief, positive identity, social networks. Improved well-being by decreasing negative emotions and increasing positive ones……
Sounds pretty good to me!
I love fluid art for this very reason. It works so well to help me relax, let go of the over thinking and be ME for a minute. I have very little control over the outcome and I love the freedom that provides. It makes my BRAIN feel GOOD. Which thankfully, makes me feel good about the REAL ME. Scars, flaws, illness, mental health, all of it. I feel triumphant that I survived this long to know these beautiful things about being alive.
I’ll be 49 in 3 days.
I’ve come a long way, baby.
This is one of the reasons we wanted to push forward and bring out a product that would help heal people. The Pro Pour Paint Kit is doing just that. The paint is incredibly satisfying to paint with and the act of profusely allowing paint to flow, well, it’s a perfect metaphor for life don’t ya think?
I mean look at this clip…tell me that isn’t fun or relaxing. Go ahead, I’ll wait…
I’m telling you, it’s amazing. I highly recommend pouring paint for all humans. It’s a great way to get in touch with yourself again. Have some ME time. Step away from the world and all it’s me, me, me! To help work through moments of anxiety, stress, PTSD and chronic pain. In the end, you have a work of art only you could ever make. Only YOU.
As I investigate, what it is that I really want to do and be when I grow up…..no wait!…I mean, shoot I only have one year left of my supposed youth! 🙂
I KNOW THIS! I want to share this with you. I want us to burn up the internet with our work and love and energy! I want to see YOU shine! I love lighting people up. I love when humans go from I CAN’T to I AM! I love when they look up after that moment and I can see the human, present and glorious, in their eyes! I know they are right there with me, co-creating a new world, one where we ALL belong and are LOVED. That’s what makes me excited to continue. YOU. You becoming is so beautiful to me and so very sacred. Thank you for allowing your beauty out into the world. Thank you for being here. Thank you for living through your experiences and being so amazing! I love you. YOU inspire me and I am grateful.
For real, thank you for being here today. I love you!