Posts tagged: anxiety

THE MANDIBLE PAINTING: GIVE STRESS A REST

THE MANDIBLE PAINTING: GIVE STRESS A REST
While I was painting the mandible I was constantly thinking about the tension I hold in my body, especially my face. This is why I very purposely painted it lying on its side. In addition to providing a fantastic view of the mandible's more important features it also shouts GIVE IT A REST. Give tension a rest, give guilt a rest, give stress a rest. Instead, acknowledge your feelings, recognize your problems, and move on.

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THE ETHMOID PAINTING: THE CREATING OF A WEAPON

THE ETHMOID PAINTING: THE CREATING OF A WEAPON

My ethmoid took awhile to paint, almost half a year, because I took an intermission in the midst of it. A few months after starting it I found I was pregnant with my third child and almost immediately had a fierce round of panic attacks to contend with. Even though I had been hoping to get pregnant, when it happened that third time, I was hit with such an intense round of anxiety it sucked the breath, the sleep, the peace right from my body.

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