One of the keys to having a peaceful mind is to follow some sort of daily spiritual practice. This is something that we can do every day that connects something greater to ourselves. Some people meditate, I craft.. It is an amazing way to de-stress. Sometimes all I have is 10 minutes of ‘Me Time’.. and that’s all is what is required really..
I had these amazing, smooth, river pebbles that Preethi had given me. An OHP marker and few minutes later, I had these beauties in my hand..
Handpainted River Pebbles – Art as Meditation
Clear your mind . Painting outdoors is a good way to achieve this through its quieting and nurturing atmosphere. You can settle down and work freely.
Create – Creativity is thinking out of the box. – There is no correct or wrong way to paint. If it speaks to you. Do it.
Visualize – Step back and look at the big picture. Sometimes when looking at what you’re painting from a distance, you will see something different; something new. You may be seeing a part of your essence, what you really brought to the painting.
Enjoy this time you spend with yourself; it is uniquely satisfying and fun to spend time in the creative process. You come away refreshed and renewed.
Edit – This is an old post that I have updated & republished.