Art is My Altitude Adjustment
In order to achieve an attitude adjustment one sometimes needs an altitude adjustment, don’t you think?
Everyone has their own favorite ways to rise above the everyday stresses, but art is one sure way for me. I feel so fortunate to have close at hand the luxury of paints, paper, pencils, pens, brushes and a whole world of color. In my own little art world, I give myself permission to make a mess and not clean it up, make mistakes without self-criticism, and to get lost in any number of adventures. I can even lose track of whole blocks of time. I can sing and talk to myself without anyone overhearing, and my dogs love the vibe.
Even when I had my day job and was raising a family, I would make time for my art, because it was the one thing that kept me connected to my inner child. I can’t imagine being without it.