I am Freezing.
I don’t think I can take another day. I’m losing it. really! I had to help my kids find their snow suits this morning! In my mind, I have to make it to St. Patrick’s Day and if I can make it to then, spring is just around the corner. Except for this year. It’s like winter won’t ever end!!! Ahhhhgh!
I get depressed feeling cold and bottled up in my cocoon all winter. I joke that us “New Englanduhs” loose our necks in the winter. We are shuddering with our shoulders above our ears! Being cold physically makes you tense up. I’d imagine it makes us a little cranky too!
Well, I have found a small solace. It’s a little patch of my dining room. As I framed away, preparing for my art show, I broke down, pulled everything off my dining room wall, hung my bird paintings and thought –Wow. Instantly, I felt better. It was like the combination of bright happy colors and the thought of nature brought me internally, to a happy warm place.
Oh yeah, that’s why artists need to make art!
It can physically change the energy within us all. Some artists explore other emotions like sadness, anxiety, & anger. Not me. I’m all full here, I don’t need any more of those feelings thanks. But a mood lifter, a giddy feeling of spring, a feeling of hope. Sign me up! That’s what gets me inspired.
It’s going to be hard to part with these bird-beauties. I just love them.