September 28th, 2012
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Free Your Inner Artist

Without any notice, life can change direction.  Finding that you have to suddenly walk down a new path can be scary.

One of the ways that I have found to deal with life’s anxieties is to do something creative.  Being creative can take you out of yourself.  Working with your hands — whether gardening, painting, writing, playing a musical instrument, crafting, sewing or cooking — allows your mind to take a rest from what is happening in your life.
Doing something artistic also allows you to express your emotions and possibly bring about healing.
Sometimes, things are created spontaneously and you’re not sure where it came from; it just happens.  As writer Kurt Vonnegut says in the quote below, “art is a way to make your soul grow.”
One’s art can say things that one cannot or will not verbalize.
Whether expressing joy or pain, letting your inner emotions loose can drive you to create all manner of art and in the process begin to heal your broken heart, the core of your inner being.
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