May 1, 2020

How to deal with adversity

Do you have the perfect answer for Corona virus? Lately the only topic of conversation on the news or with friends and family is Covid-19. It is unbelievable how this virus has crippled us all.

Do you have the perfect answer for Corona virus?

Lately the only topic of conversation on the news or with friends and family is Covid-19. It is unbelievable how this virus has crippled us all. No one could have imagined six months ago how our lives would change. If you haven’t seen the 2011 science fiction movie ‘Contagion’, you may wish to see it. In 2011 it was science fiction. Today we are all living this reality. Enough said.

I came across this website that gives four ways of dealing with adversity. I think it is helpful to pause and think about these ways. At the very least, they will help us in dealing better with the current reality.

https://psychcentral.com/blog/4-proven-ways-to-overcome-adversity/

The four ways are

  1. Staying positive
  2. Find ways of expressing ourselves, through writing, painting, singing etc.
  3. Be in nature
  4. Focus on personal development.

All these are things that we all know, but at times like this they are a good reminder to channel our energy in the right direction.

Free Online Art Lessons

I created a series of ‘paint with me’ art lessons. I decided to offer some free online art lessons  with the idea of helping people reduce stress and giving them something fun to do during the pandemic. Creating art, I find, is a great way to relax and reduce stress. These simple lessons are on YouTube. Paint your heart out and have fun. It is not necessary to have any previous experience to try out these lessons.  Here are the links –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdRZlSj3LQs (paint tulips)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7npjEEATPU&t=2s (paint spring flowers)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jrE1fbm-8Q (paint a beach scene)

January 31, 2021

Sweetest Little Thing Donation

As an artist, it is important for me to support our local galleries, Struts and Owen's art galleries. They provide various programs for the community members of all ageas while giving much needed support to local artists. I feel fortunate that this fundraiser gives me a chance to share my art with the public and at the same time do a charitable act.

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December 31, 2020

Highlights of 2020

In many ways 2020 has been a very challenging year due to the pandemic caused by Corona virus. We have had to make major life style changes in order to stay safe and keep others safe. It has not been possible to connect with friends and family the way we used to. I have missed painting on Thursdays with my artist friends. It has been a challenge to not get together with other artist friends and share ideas with them. Yet, there have been many positives also. It has given me time to reflect, paint and draw more. In this blog post I am sharing some of the highlights of the year 2020.

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