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)

April 26, 2022

Putting Down Roots

Featuring artwork by Melanie Craig-Hansford, Helga Lobb, Fabiola Martinez, and Indu Varma.

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January 1, 2022

Highlights of 2021

Despite Covid-19 induced pandemic, the past year has been a good one in many respects. Having a studio, a space of my own to create art, exhibiting my work, people appreciating and buying my work have been some of the blessings of this year. Looking back on this year, it is clear that it was a fabulous year, a year in which I made progress on many fronts. I improved my skills in ceramics and painting. I created art non-stop because people loved what I was creating, particularly the art mugs and asked for them.

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