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The Mindfulness Paintings Blog will explore creative meditation exercises, mindfulness artwork and mindfulness art activities. Please share your thoughts, ideas and experiences as we journey towards being more mindful as we create. This is a safe place for the inner artist to share, notice and grow in mindfulness.

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Playing with Color!

Jan 24

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1/24/2019 9:55 PM  RssIcon

My first blog entry is about playing with color. It’s a perfect place to start because there are no bad colors or color combinations. It’s all personal aesthetics. When I hear people say, “Those colors look ugly together!” I see a challenge. What a perfect time to make a painting with those “ugly colors.” It’s really rather silly when you think about it. Who gets to decide if green can go with pink or orange can go with purple? Judgements about color combinations are erroneous. A canvas and some paints is a perfect opportunity to mix and choose color without any restraints. You can’t make a mistake. If a voice inside your head suggests that your colors are ugly, notice that. But keep on painting and don’t stop playing with the infinite color combinations.  Meditate on your choices and get lost in the process of choosing, mixing and spreading the colors. Be brave and do something bold with color. Maybe, pick 2 colors you feel are “wrong together” and let them dance. Try and avoid judgements and just notice how you think, feel and respond. Mindfulness Painting is that simple. It’s not about talent or skill or training. It’s about the process of choosing and exploring with color, a paint brush and a canvas.

If you have thoughts on this post, please share. If you have noticed or experienced something tell us about it. The Mindfulness Painting Blog is the perfect place to encourage yourself and others with your personal creations. Anything creative you do with color counts: collage, scrapbooking, watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils, coloring book pages or dot mandalas are just some examples. The breadth is very wide here. If you have played with color and want to share what you made, send it to Alisa at alisa@clarkistan.com. This is a wonderful place for us to share our creations and our thoughts as we explore mindfulness painting.

Finally, enjoy this painting. What I notice is that pink and green are beautiful together!

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