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Using art as a way to reduce stress

I wasn’t feeling creative at all.  Everywhere I went, the mood was tense and full of uncertainty and stress levels were contagiously high.  I need to ditch some of the stress.  It was was time for me to make art.

Not carefully thought out with a focal image and complex techniques.  I needed finger painting.  This is the kind of art play that relieves my stress and helps me cope with every day life.

Using art as a way to reduce stress

Having my fingers in wet paint and smearing color all around the page is what I needed.  Just feeling the paint on my fingers was soothing to my soul.

Using art as a way to reduce stress

Did I create a ground breaking piece of art? Heck no.  It will probably be a background for an art journal page.  Did I shake off the stress?  Absolutely!

Using art as a way to reduce stress
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  • Mary Thoma November 11, 2016, 8:31 pm

    We cannot let anything steal our JOY, enjoy your fingers and paint paint paint!

  • Rosina Ervin November 12, 2016, 12:03 am

    Great idea for getting rid of stress! I can’t wait to get my hands in some paint?

  • Julie Welsh November 12, 2016, 8:12 am

    That’s what I’m doing this weekend Carolyn! It’s been a tough week…

  • Kathy Gledsdale November 12, 2016, 8:27 am

    Glad you found your happy place xx

  • Marge November 12, 2016, 9:16 am

    Love it!

  • Karen November 12, 2016, 3:02 pm

    I feel some messy play coming my way. Thanks for the reminder to play!

  • Judy Shea November 12, 2016, 5:01 pm

    A simple post like this is just what I needed. Thank you.

  • Corrine November 12, 2016, 5:05 pm

    I would have made a bunch of monoprints of all that paint for sure…..sounds like it time for a tarp, some paint pouring and body rolling! xox

  • Sandra November 14, 2016, 1:52 am

    Wow now that looks fun. I need to try that, being a stress head by nature. Thank you x

  • Carla November 15, 2016, 9:52 pm

    This is a great, honest post.

  • D.Ann C November 18, 2016, 4:19 pm

    There’s an ad out there with a cute little blonde girl with her face and hands covered in similar colors (DecoArt, maybe? I forget)… I’m sure it’s a pic of you when you were little! : ) I still can’t just let go like that. lol

  • Amanda Walden November 19, 2016, 2:46 pm

    I love the idea of using fingers!