Mental Health Mantra 50/365
I moved through this day in a complete haze - incredibly tired. Last night was such a long night and it felt like it went on for hours upon hours.
I somehow managed to drop myself right in front of my studio table to start something, everything felt awful and yuk. Nothing seemed to flow, nothing was feeling like it was helping me.
I decided to stop thinking about what I was doing and just immerse me, myself and my tiredness into the colours I chose. I started with yellow circles, and then added some green foliage. That seems to take enough of my attention and I could feel my heart rate falling. My nervous system was coming back to balance.
I let it dry and returned, seeing different aspects and wanting to play with this lovely ultramarine blue. It felt cooling and soothing to me.
The layers were drying and the background was hinting at what was underneath.
I put it to one side and played on other blank pieces of paper, creating flower shapes, just generally enjoying the process of water, colour and paint brush.
As this was dry, I picked it up and began to insert black ink, colouring in the leaves of my little daisy like flowers.
The mantra appeared for me "Look Beyond".
It really is never what it first appears.
It reminds me to not judge the first thing I hear, see, taste, touch, smell. It reminds me to 'look beyond' for there is always a message hidden behind the front one. Reading behind the lines is another way of putting it.
Keep trusting, keep shining.
'Art with Heart - Calm your Mind, Soothe your Soul.'