Today, I am participating in a creative challenge issued by the incredibly talented Veronica Roth. The topic is "calm," specifically chosen during these very tumultuous times in our beautiful world. It's hard to make sense of what's been happening lately!
One way I deal with the news as of late is to paint. And even though there's nothing really calm about my art, the act of creation itself is incredibly calming to my mind and soul. Both of these paintings are in the beginning stages, but I have started teasing a couple of animals from the colorful backgrounds. The top one is definitely easier to make out. Can you guess what the bottom one will be?
Another way I bring peace back into my heart is by creating cozy and beautiful spaces in our house. Don't you love that fabric bowl for my knitting my sister-in-law gave me? It makes me happy just to look at it! And speaking of knitting - it is balm for my soul and it always helps me calm my overactive mind. I always have a few knitting projects going - this one will be cute little baby hat.
And Elizabeth Gilbert's new book? It just arrived today and I cannot wait to start reading it!!
If you feel so inspired, head on over to Veronica's Blog for more inspiring and calming art.