(I thought I would share something I just posted on my other blog. It isn’t about depression but it is. When we are depressed we often lose interest in those things we use to enjoy. But sometimes not having interests to begin with can get us down.
I hope you have some interests or hobbies. I never knew I could draw or paint until my husband started traveling for his job. I knew I needed to keep busy so I enrolled in a drawing class on a whim.
Next I took a painting class. After that, I was hooked. Sometimes we have to try some new things to find that one thing that really grabs us and won’t let go. I hope you will do that. )
Most of my art is never planned. That just isn’t me.
We were refinishing our basement and I was cleaning up and putting things away when I spotted a blank canvas. I had a paintbrush in my hand and thought, “Hey, I think I’ll paint a picture.”
I had no idea what it was going to be, what colors, etc. I grabbed the paint closest to me which was blue, white, and brown and thought, “Yea, I’ll paint a picture for our bedroom.”
I remembered this wonderful old frame I add so I kept that in mind. I wish I could tell you the process but I can’t because there wasn’t one. I just kept working with those three paint colors until I like what I saw.
The paint is everything from craft paint to wall paint to metallic oil paint.
It’s layer on layer on layer, scraped, wiped off, etc. It’s my favorite way to paint, having an idea in my head and then letting my brushes have their way with me.
Time loses all meaning as I’m so absorbed in what I’m doing. It’s called being in the “zone”. We can be in the “zone’ gardening, reading, building something, drawing, baking, cooking. I hope you all have an interest like that.
In case you’re wondering what it’s supposed to represent, let’s just say it’s sky meets water, meets land or sky meets clouds meets land.
God bless and have a wonderful day.