Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
|Dragon Fly Diptych by Leada Wood©|
I wanted you to see a little more of the texure and detail and then see them side by side.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I know you might think that artists just sit around and paint...but I am here to say that sometimes life gets in the way of that! We have to stop and reorganize every once in a while, take a break. I guess that is what I have been doing this new year...getting organized. I have rearranged my studio ,cleaned and whipped it into shape, so I guess now it is time to paint! I hope this new year is productive for you as well... whatever you are doing.
|My work area|
|Studio 20 's class area|
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I have always been creative....and now I have found out not only is it fun but is also good for my health! I said I wasn't making resolutions this year but creating goals for myself. My main goal is to get in shape, physically and mentally. I have started the year by walking, an easy beginning, and now I have added going to Curves. The main thing is to stay committed!
Back to creativity...Researchers say that creative activity helps people feel healthier, experience fewer physical problems and makes you feel younger! Don't feel as though you are creative? Don't sell yourself short! You probably perform hundreds of creative tasks each day without realizing it. Creativity is really just about finding original solutions to problems and new ways of looking at old situations. In a way, it is just problem solving or anything that engages your thought process and challenges you to come up with new ideas. Creative activities are more than just a way to pass time, they're great for bolstering your mental and physical well-being.
Throwing yourself into a creative endeavor is a great way to reduce stress and is an excellent defense against memory loss. Whether you chose to engage your creativity with a group activity or go solo you will reap rewards. When you busy your mind with a creative activity, you enter the zone, which releases chemicals to the body and makes you feel good!
I don't know about you but enough said! I am glad that being creative is good for you! I have been trying to be more creative every day as well as exercising. Drag out that old sketch book and doodle or draw in it as you have your morning coffee. Better yet, get busy and create an art journal, where you can try out some of those ideas that have been in your head. It's only paper...go ahead and have some fun!
Here's to your health and a more creative you! After all isn't that what a new year is about...new beginnings?