"making space" :: There once was a wise being and a student. The student came to the wise being seeking relief from stress. The wise being instructed the student to collect a handful of salt and a cup of water. The student went out to collect the materials and returned. The wise being instructed the student to pour the handful of salt into the cup of water and take a sip. The student followed instructions and took a sip from the cup only to spit it out and exclaim how salty it was! The wise being then instructed the student to collect another handful of salt and accompany them up to a lake high in the mountains. The wise being instructed the student to throw the handful of salt into the vast lake then take a sip from the lake. The student knelt to drink and reveled in how fresh the water tasted. "Sooo.. what's your point?" the student asked..
Making space for emotions let's them coexist within you. It is okay to feel stress but let it be felt along with your other emotions. Give it room to be and breathe. And then you won't feel as salty about it ;)
[That was a story I heard once, retold in my own words and with my own flare of non-gendered characters and added conversational speech ;]
Small Watercolor On Wood Series: Small watercolors on wood are collections of thoughts and reflections gathered at the end of the day. Instead of writing in my journal, I sometimes paint and sketch my feelings at the end of the day. These are pages from my journal of color, texture and movement. They are places I have traveled physically and emotionally throughout the day, woven together by natural textures of water and wood.
- All works are original and one of a kind.
- 6x12" watercolor mounted on wood. Comes with 4 L-shaped push pins for easy vertical or horizontal mounting.
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