Paint and Release
Written by: mindfulnesspaintings
I’m trying to do better at being at peace in the present moment. This has been challenging since my parent’s passed away and my childhood home got sold. My mind tends to drift into the past and it struggles to get a clear picture of the way things once were. I painted these candlesticks while my mind recalled bits and pieces of memories: memories that are getting foggier and foggier. There’s something healing about painting it. When I complete a painting, I release my hold on something I was holding too tightly. Paint and release. Paint and release. With each stroke of the brush, I am aware of how peaceful I am. There is something incredibly soothing about the entire process. I am mindful of the reality that art is an incredible gift. I may die with a tower of paintings in my basement that never get seen by anyone else but me. What people will see is that I die happy and complete. It’s my creative process that will lead me towards completion. I thank God every day for the gift of creativity. It is my counselor, my physician, and my special form of prayer. With each painting that I paint and each blog that I write, I hope someone else will discover the incredible gift of creativity. It would be totally amazing if they discovered it because I shared. It would be even more amazing if they used their gift to walk towards completion, too.
This photo shows a painting of two candlesticks and a windowpane. It also shows flowers with bees buzzing about. The artist painted these candlesticks while her mind recalled bits and pieces of memories: memories that are getting foggier and foggier. She mindful that there’s something healing about painting it. When she completes a painting, she releases her hold on something she was holding too tightly. Paint and release. Paint and release.