Mental Health Mantra 67/365 and Dog Mantra
For Day 68 of 365, meet Bailey who is a Golden Retriever and nearly 2 years old living in America. I was captured by Bailey's photograph on his Mama, Alia's stories. I drew Alia's Muse in 2013 so it is lovely how full circle this comes round. She was one of the original 76 women who featured in Muse Mantra Colour Meditations / a colouring book I created from drawing the 76 women in an online self development group.
This time, it's Bailey's turn.
Bailey popped into Alia's life only a few weeks before her son was diagnosed with cancer. The first six months of Bailey’s life were pretty lonely, as they were navigating the treatment. Bailey became extremely close with Alia's son and helped him through his difficult times. Now they are both happy, healthy and vibrant!
Bailey's Dog Mantra is definitely to Live the Most of Every Day. Live with Joy. Embrace the wisdom of nature. His favourite place is on a nature trail. Bailey reminds us to live each day as if it’s our first and our last, with fresh eyes and wisdom.
Drawing Bailey I tapped into this essence and his knowingness, he really is a wise being and his spontaneity is clear to see.
It is a reminder for me to find the joy around me and live that joy, even if small snapshots. The joy of turning up to a table full of paints and colours, brushes and paper, is a daily joy.
Find the Joy
Live the Joy.
'Art with Heart - Calm your Mind, Soothe your Soul.'