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Monday, March 13, 2017

Brighten Your Outlook with an Artistic Outlet

Often times, there is a string of negativity surrounding us and a lot of negative chatter in our minds. I have found that one of the best ways to quell those voices is to do something artistic. How does it work? When you break out your paints, your clay or your sewing project, you are spending quiet, quality time with you. And, as you are in the midst of creating something, your mind becomes fully absorbed in the act -- to the point that all other thoughts fall to the way side. I notice that my focus shifts and I lose track of time, so wrapped up am I in my creative outlet. It almost feels like a dream-state -- and I can't stop thinking about this quote from Van Gogh I saw the other day!

Remember to make time to create. Turn complaints into compliments!