Mindfulness Paintings Blog!

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.

Let not future things disturb you, for you will come to them, if it shall be necessary, having with you the same reason which you now use for present things. – Marcus Aurelias


Finding Your Way Back to You

I’m feeling lost. I’ve got to make some good choices to settle myself down. I’m working on my mind right now: the tape that’s playing in my head. I’m telling it to slow down, and I’m telling it I’m going to be OK. There’s a lot going on, so my head is swimming with voices. Not audible ones. Just those quiet whispers that we tend to give too little attention. They are insidious. I must find a way to silence them.

The Peace of the Present Moment

Consider your creative process and how it can help you to be ready for “What’s Next” and say goodbye to “What Was”? What steps do you need to take so that you can see hope in the present moment? Find a creative outlet that lets you experience life as it is: without looking back or forward.

This is a acrylic and collage painting about time and space.

Being Present in the “In-Between”

This blog entry has been about painting and its power to help us embrace the present moment. You can be present in life’s “In-Betweens” and find peace, encouragement, and understanding through creative process. I hope you won’t let fear of failure stop you from enjoying the opportunity to learn from your past, present and future.

A painting of an orange room with strange and fanciful flowers.

Enjoy Being in the Flow

I paint what was once our sacred space. We began here, we celebrated here, and we made dreams here. I keep going back and forth within this space, expecting to find something but finding nothing. All that “was” is now lost. Now it’s an empty shell: with the people gone, it has lost all its meaning.

This is a collage about making choices.

Why Choose?

I have so many exciting ideas for things to create that it’s difficult to choose. Sometimes, I think that I should only go in one direction, but today I am asking myself, “Why Choose?”  I took this art techniques class on using a Gelli Plate. I love making collages with this simple printmaking plate. I also love putting the collages I create inside my paintings.