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Hello Lovelies,

Lately I’ve been trying to take some time to draw most days. Well, sketch really, with pencil. I LOVE to sketch but don’t usually make much time for it. The last entry in my art journal before this week was from 2014! But I find it really helpful for centering myself. And I need that lately. We, as a household, have been sick for 2 weeks straight. Me moreso than the other two. I think this is because I’m getting up if the baby wakes from being sick, and still nursing, and my body is just stretched thin and it isn’t healing well. This also means that I haven’t done any socializing in two weeks, too. Which, as a serious extrovert, is no good for my mental health.

And while I can stand back and observe that these things are why I’ve been in a shitty mood lately that doesn’t really do much to help me shift it. Usually exercise would help the most… but I’m too run down already to be doing that to my sick body. So, the other day, as baby was fighting a nap I grabbed pad and pencil and sat down to draw.

Hallelujah! What a revelation!

Something just for me. That no one even needs to see, if I don’t feel like sharing… This helped. I felt a little sparkle of happiness. A little glimmer of enjoyment. I didn’t feel so yucky just for a moment. I need this.

Art. Therapy.

The Chicken

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10 thoughts on “Micro Post: Art Therapy

  • January 23, 2017 at 12:03 pm
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    I love it. I’ve always wished I could draw. I mean, I write, but that’s pretty much all the artistic talent I have. Hope you guys get feeling better soon.

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    • January 25, 2017 at 11:17 am
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      Risa,
      Thanks, I hope I am feeling well enough again soon, being sick for a half a month is total bullshit. The drawing is a nice diversion!
      XOXXO, The Chicken

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  • January 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm
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    I wish I could draw too! But adult colouring is supposed to be as good as meditating, and sketching would fill that bill too. I hope you’ll share some of your masterpieces some day.

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    • January 25, 2017 at 11:19 am
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      Mali,
      I was wondering about that! If drawing in general is as good as colouriong or if it activates different areas! I’ll think about sharing another time.
      XOXXO, The Chicken

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  • January 24, 2017 at 2:46 am
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    That’s lovely – I can imagine that really being able to draw is the most therapeutic thing. I suppose they don’t call it Art Therapy for nothing! I know exercise is meant to make you feel great but honestly it doesn’t really do it for me. Up to my teens I used to get down on the floor and draw, draw, draw, totally losing myself in it. You’ve put an idea in my head that I might try it again…

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    • January 25, 2017 at 11:20 am
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      Different Shores,
      Do it! Report back! I hope you find it liberating.
      XOXXO, The Chicken

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    • January 25, 2017 at 11:21 am
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      Dubliner,
      Thanks!
      XOXXO, The Chicken

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  • January 24, 2017 at 12:40 pm
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    Huge smile 🙂 I’m glad you found that mental space to do something for yourself. And feel better soon!

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    • January 25, 2017 at 11:23 am
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      Mel,
      Me too, its necessary. Especially having been so sick!
      XOXXO, The Chicken

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