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Finding peace in uncertain times.

Updated: Mar 16


It's been a strange and unsettling world this past while. Hearing news and listening to others can bring unsettled feelings of fear, and if you're like me, you may have felt unbalanced and unsure with the worries of the unknown seeping into your life.


I don't know what next few months hold, but I DO know I had to STOP this unsettled feeling in me and break away from the hype by seeking solace in my studio. I pushed the world aside for an evening and immersed myself in my art by creating some simple yet bold collages. And guess what? I came out of there in a better space, with a freer and calmer state of mind.


It's super important for us to take a step back and create new pathways for our brain, and for me, it changes my whole being. It's important for us to take time to focus on something that brings us joy, fulfillment or peace not only every day, but especially now.


What have you tried to find peace and calm in your day? Finding calmness or peace doesn't have to be associated by making art, but I think it does require taking mindful moments in your day. Here are some simple things that make ME smile and bring joy to my day as I continue to try and see life through the lens of creativity:


the colour pink

a cozy sweater on a cold day

when my child makes me laugh

cuddling with my dog

getting messages from my cousins overseas

watching the birds at their feeder

rainbows

tea staining paper and fabric

walks in the forest with my dog

wearing fun socks with imags on them (like animals)

splurging on good mascara (like Carmindy's)

sending a friend I haven't talked to in a while a message to let them know I'm thinking of them

walking barefoot

observing the intricacies of a flower

stopping and listening to the birds chirp

smelling the natural scents of essential oils in my diffuser

blending paint with my fingers

lighting a candle for dinner

taking a cat nap

revelling in blue sky

pretty napkins

fabric from the thrift store

reading Somerset Magazine

watching "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" (my new favourite show. Since hockey's cancelled.)


I hope this finds you well. Take care of yourself. Slow down. Find calm moments. Be.


With love,


Chris























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