I never really feel as good as when I’m immersed in a creative project.
I remember an OT at the Psych Unit describing her role and she said something like “a Psychiatrist will tell you you aren’t doing anything because you’re depressed. An OT will tell you you’re depressed because you’re not doing anything”.
That always stuck in my mind. When I’ve been bummed out or going through a break up or just going through a down patch, starting a new creative project seems to pull me right out of it (NOT saying this is a remedy for anyone suffering severe depression, I’m just talking about life’s ups and downs).
It ignites that right brain and you lose time and I find myself constantly thinking about my project, excited about all it’s phases. I’m always kind of sad when it’s completed.
I’m not telling you what right now but here is a sneak peek in to my current project that I spent a few hours on yesterday. I still have kind of a long way to go but it will be worth it. It’s so damn hot in Arizona right now that finding something to do inside is critical.
I painted over 200 of these suckers (some are upside down here) and have about 100 more to go. Stay tuned. 🙂