Saturday, February 25, 2012

Spring Will Come

I'm having a rough time right now. I am 26 weeks into my second pregnancy, and all I can think is "When will this be over?" The hormones, the discomfort, the random stabbing pains all add up to a very grumpy me on most days. So I made this journal page to remind myself that one day soon this will all be a memory. One day soon I will be holding this baby in my arms instead of feeling him kick me in the %$^#&.  And as I worked on creating this journal page, I felt the stresses and anxiety pouring out of my body and onto the page. Which is why I make art. Some people exercise, some do puzzles, some knit. When I need to process something that is weighing me down, I sing or I make art. And through some magical alchemy, I find those negative feelings transformed.

What do you do to deal with stress?

1 comment:

  1. That is some pretty awesome art to have come from stress? What a cute keepsake for baby-on-the-way! Congratulations! Was perusing your blog and just had to comment on this one! My stressful venting does NOT produce anything as pretty as that, usually it just produces an empty wine bottle!HA!Please stop by my blog and register to win our giveaway! And have a happy-feel-good Day!