Mind & Body

A couple of weeks ago, I happily finished two new paintings within a few days. Then my time got sucked up by the excitement of major (fortunately, positive) changes at the day job and my new board position. I felt “keyed-up” and had trouble sleeping both weeks, but the point of stress was different. When I was painting, I felt it in my gut: constantly nauseous, no appetite, etc. With the job and board duties (amongst the blog, family, and everyday stuff), my head and heart/chest were constantly pounding as though I’d been running, pursued. I’m passionate about creating art and community, I just find it interesting how these different foci would produce different physical localities of stress within my body.

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