Miriam’s Art wishes Happy Thanksgiving to all her USA friends! Have a wonderful day and safe travels!
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. Thanks for all that we have. The food, the shelter and the love. It could also be a time to remember indigenous people and their need for help and respect. Share the joy of living and show respect to indigenous people.
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash with modifications.
Miriam speaks of blocking out things and positive counter statements. Slowly she heals.
I had an appointment and blocked out all of my fear. I didn’t notice that it was there although it was there subconsciously. I blocked it all out so that I could function normally. The appointment was positive and I am doing better health wise with maintaining a better diet. I still have things to do so that I can loose weight. But walking is good!
When I got home I analyzed my fear and the blocking out event. I am doing this to better understand when, how and why I block things out. My anxiety/fear was moderate but it was still there. Here is the form I am using now.
So I am analyzing what I feel when I block things out. For me it is fear. And then I analyze the fear, belief in a negative statement and belief in a positive counter statement. The positive counter statement helps to reduce the belief in a negative thought and the subsequent fear or emotion. Slowly I heal.
Miriam speaks of blocking out thoughts and having self-hating thoughts. Slowly she heals.
The way I have survived from my bad experience as I child was to block it out. Apparently this is normal for abuse victims. Some of them don’t think of what they are doing. Lately I have been reading and using that to block out everything. I just follow the story and read as if my life depends on it. A way to heal from this is to become aware of when you block things out. So I have made a form to help me. That will be my job for the next weeks. I will notice when I am blocking things out.
One also has thoughts of self-hate. This form will help me to become aware of times of self-hate and what I am thinking.
I plan to use this form in the up and coming weeks. Slowly I heal.
Miriam’s Art wishes all Canadians a Happy 150th Birthday! Happy Canada Day! Canada stands for freedom to me. I stand strong and free because Canada gave my parents a chance to immigrate to Canada! I have had a peaceful childhood. Free of war. Wanting nothing. A warm home and family! Thank you Canada!
People go to Yellowstone for three reasons. 1) Geysers 2) Mountains 3) Wildlife. The geysers and mountains pretty much stay …
via Lamar Valley – Yellowstone — Trails Unblazed
Miriam’s Art is pleased to release her Bluebird On A Nest pastel sketch. It was painted at a time of extreme anxiety. Old demons mixed with the new.
The blue hue in the middle ground of this painting catches your eye and draws it in to the bird’s eye. The eyes of an animal are what attract you first. The foreground is the nest itself, the brown hues contrasting with the blue. The background is the wall and not well developed so as to keep the eye centered on the bird. I love the blue of the bluebird. Blue is a peaceful color and my favorite. There is a bluebird on a nest on my deck!
Old demons haunted me but it’s the new demons that are the more scary today and I fear. My painting calmed me and helped me forget for the moment. I’ll have to write more and meditate more. Meditation has helped but it is slowly bringing back bad memories.
This painting is done on Canson 98 lb paper and I don’t like the grooves in the paper. I know that pastel is supposed to be done on the sides with the more prominent groove but I don’t like it! It is an 8×10″ sketch and available framed. Please see the Buy Now! button.
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