It’s been a little while since I last posted and boy, how our lives have changed since then! On these last few days I’ve been really focusing on how we can help each other out so we can take good care of our bodies, minds and emotions. I noticed a wonderful growth online of people offering their time and expertise to share free classes for children, online group meditations, yoga classes and so on.
It took me a few days to readjust. If I’m completely honest, my routine hasn’t changed that much, not like it has for many of you. I’ve always worked from home a lot. Yes, I have the art studio that I can still go to because I have my own separate room in there, but I decided to bring some of my materials home and stay here more often than not.
I’ve only had my studio for the past 3 years. Before that I worked from home all the time! Plus, I’m bit of a home body in a lot of ways. I’m a bit of an introvert extrovert. My friends would never say I’m an introvert, but in a social gathering, I tend to get real quiet.
Even with all of that “experience” of being at home a lot, I got caught in the spiral. How could I not? My mind went so many places. I get that it’s a healthy reaction to it all. I meditate a lot, I’m eating healthy, I’m exercising, I try to focus on what messages and golden nuggets I can get from this experience. I’m watching everyone from afar do the best they can within their own mental and physical limitations, just like I am.
I decided to do a short video to share, but being in front of a camera has always been so darn intimidating to me. Even though I’ve been doing some of that in the past few years, It almost feels like I’ve been cheating because I’m usually on time-lapse or just showing my hands. I rarely talk to the camera. But now…. well, now the world is welcoming re-evaluations, it’s making us face our own shadows. Did you see my cartoon about facing our shadows?
Here it is in case you haven’t:
Then fears such as being afraid to be in front of a camera doesn’t feel as important to hold on to anymore, because there’s a bigger calling for all of us, which is to give what we can give. Help where we can help. And there’s plenty of help needed.
Thinking about all of this, learning how to make amends with my own shadow, reading and listening to so many people’s reactions around the world, I noticed the important role that creativity has right now. How it helps heal the minds, and how it lifts us. Doing art and being creative has always been important, but now it’s crucial that we incorporate it in our daily lives in some way.
I’m not sure what’s the best way to help give you all a little light. I know many of you have your kiddos at home with you all of the time. It’s so hard to keep them busy, I know! I so admire the strength that it takes to balance it all. I made this video and posted it on youtube to offer some ideas on how I can keep some kiddos busy doing something fun and enriching. I’m imagining this could be entertaining for a pre-teen, teen or someone who is a beginner at doing art. It may be fit younger ones too, I’m not sure yet. This is my ground zero at doing this. I’m open to suggestions, I’m listening, I’m with YOU. I’d love to post more on youtube, teach what you’d want to learn from me. Comment or write me, let me know how I can help. Much love to you al!!