Sunday, March 16, 2014

Artful and Ameliorated Medicine


Short story shorter, today I painted away pain. It's amazing what standing at an easel with a large sheet of watercolor paper and paints can do for aches and pains. I may be sitting with a heat pad to my back as I type, but my body feels appreciably better than before this artful Medicine. 

That's what I made today.

And as serendipity would have it, it fit nicely with this month's Mix it Monthly theme.

Peace.

24 comments:

Alicia Louise McKitis Tremper said...

<3 my creativity/muse has been diligently working to pull me up out of a cabin feverish funk....sooooo healing; glad to hear your brush is doing it's true job

Carol said...

Seams to be a universal treatment for pain....Both physical and emotional. ..I've been using it frequently.

susan hemann said...

I have never thought about painting my pain. I spend a lot of time in bed due to pain. Very frustrating. I can see and feel pain in your painting. Thank you so much for sharing!!

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

This can be a tough transition, shaking off that winter hibernation! It's Good that your muse is supporting you through it, Alicia!

It sure is, Carol! :)

Creative expression, of any kind, can be great Medicine, susan ~ whether it's the visual arts, music, poetry, whatever! I hope you try it.

And for the sake of clarity … I painted AWAY pain, not *the pain.* From a healing perspective that's a key distinction. ♡

Remei (Bitàcora) said...

Art, cure all ills ...
It's beautiful.
A hug.

Healing Woman said...

I believe it was the complete focus and concentraion on the painting that allowed the pain to vanish. The painting didn't suffer either..very nice!

Sharkbytes said...

You paint, I write. (That's good. You're a better painter than I am!)

Fuzzie Fingers said...

A great abstract painting. I have never painted at an easel. I shall have to give it a try. Thanks for popping by and for your comments.

Tammie Lee said...

that is some wonderful medicine!
to you and now to me!

Coreopsis said...

Most excellent exercise. The piece is lovely, and it's lovely that it helped.

sheila 77 said...

The lovely patterned curves look as if they would have been relaxing to make and being in the Zone takes us away somewhere else.

Nancy B said...

And beautiful medicine it is too! I hope you feel better.

Pia Rom said...

Such an expressive piece! It feels so safe...the circle protected by those wavy lines! So strong and bold! Wonderful art and so amazing it keeps you away from pain :) Glad you paint with us on Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

Faye said...

Beautiful design and bright gorgeous colors. Hope your back is better soon.

Miz Katie said...

I deal with back pain daily because of a car accident back in the 90s..some days are worse than others. It's not easy, so I sympathize with you. xo Your painting is beautiful. I hope you're feeling better now.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful piece of art. I am visiting your blog for the first time, love your other creations as well. You have unique style!

kat said...

This is a lovely and flowing piece, art is so good for the soul and body, I hope your pain is much better!

Kristen H said...

Beautiful. I always look like a fencer when I paint at an easel. It probably would lubricate my joints. Hope you feel better!

Dawn Hill said...

Beautiful. It looks like a womb birthing the sun to me! Perhaps it is my giddiness at the prospect of the return of the strength of the sun this time of year? Not sure but I do love the painting. Wish your pain was not its reason for being though. Hoping you are feeling better very soon!

Rein said...

Great painting, beautiful diesign and colours!

Birgit said...

Gorgeous abstract painting.Love the pattern and colors.

Jackie said...

Such a beautiful and striking piece. I think creating is usually therapeutic.

Jackie said...

Thanks for your visits & comments - always appreciated.
To answer your question, I generally don't print my digital pages or keep a digital journal as such, but keep them in a folder on my computer to refer to when I want. For me, this is one of the advantages of digital work; my pieces don't take up the space that my mixed media pieces do! J

Sue Marrazzo said...

A WOW!