I hope you will enjoy Joyce Hifler’s soothing words from To Everything There Is A Season. as much as I do, its very timely.
“I shall remember the happy things, I shall remember the special persons, the peaceful, tranquil times. I shall live each moment with the same joy, seeing the best in everyone, finding fulfillment in the birds song, the flowers, the raindrops. The world responds to me as I say “hello” to it, friendly or cheerless, it is mine to mold second by second.” She continues with, “Regardless of how the past has been, in this moment, this day is mine to live. It contains all the ingredients I need fo be happy, if only quietly and thoughtfully within myself. That, after all, is part of the reward for thinking, speaking, and remembering only the joys of the past and present.” Wonderfully said!
There is so much turmoil at this time. People don’t know quite what they should do about so many things! COVID has unsettled all of us! Then what do we do about it? I think its time to reshape and remold our lives. This is an opportunity to create change! Create think tanks about how to change things up! Strut your stuff! What are you good at doing? Make sure it is positive and it will become infectious!
In the mix taking care of yourself is the best place to start then you can help others. But remember other people have to do the same! You may have to set some boundaries so you don’t over do it with helping. There are ways to help that do not rob from your own health and mindset. All sorts of ideas are on the web now! Take a look! See what will work for you. Share these thoughts. No one has all the answers at this time.
I asked myself what can I do to move me forward? The answer? To work on my website, court my target groups (those who use art therapy) and pull things together for teaching what I call Shibui Found Image Art online. Make it free for awhile so people will see what it is! This will let me practice teaching online. It will be a win win! I am pleased because my target groups are finding me! This means that I am writing a proposal, and brochure at this time about myself and Shibui. The plan is to go live and teach at facilities at this time, and not in my studio. The classes will be about how the Shibui foundations works. Learning what people can do with Shibui will help me develop it further as an art therapy tool. I began developing Shibui in 2011. If you wish to see it go to my website at https://www.anisettestudios.com/ You will see my Shibui and purchase if you like. There are articles about Shibui Found Image Art, photos of me and my studio, blogs and you can sign up for my newsletter.