Art Messages For Self-Care

Art Messages For Self-Care - student project

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Day 6: Active Listening Throughout the Day -> This message came to me as a funny picture of graffiti that my friend sent me, and I couldn't tell if it was wise or goofy, but I think it's actually both. I'm a huge fan of the 'doing things because they make only you laugh' approach to life and I think this actually is so right; you have to put the work in if you want to be a pink flamingo babbbeeyyyy

 

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Day 5: Allowing your own experience -> I've been thinking about the whole thing that 'life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards" and the idea that anything that is meant for you cannot be taken away. I think it's really easy to forget that I am on the right path no matter what, and that I overlook things I've already achieved when I should be proud of where I am right now. And it doesn't feel like a movie when you do what you dream in life because it's drawn out and there's a lot of i n between parts that are also good and bad. But that doesn't mean it's not happening, and I can go anywhere I want to go.

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Day 4: Addressing Unkind Thoughts -> I struggle a lot with just thinking I'm bad at what I do and putting off doing things because I feel like I can't do it. I just feel bad at stuff a lot. And I think it really really holds me back more than anything else. So today I'm telling myself that I'm good at stuff! Because it's true!

 

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Day 3: Respond to Your Day -> Today I cried when I saw a tiktok of an older man who's asexual. It felt like a really big weight off of my shoulders to see someone older who identifies the same as me and to see him responding to people's ignorance in the comments, and it just really made my day to feel less alone. It was also a really great reminder that I don't owe anyone education or explanation and that it's okay and valid to just exist.

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Day 2: Message in One Word -> Words aren't enough sometimes! It's been rainy and dark all day, and I've been looking for a word that's better than "vibin'", and I think groovy is it. Just rain falling, making pad thai, 'Somewhere Down This Crazy River' on the radio.. it felt very groovy and peaceful today. Great vibes. Sometimes it be like that and I'm always happy to live in the feeling


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Day 1: Name a Feeling -> For this day I was thinking about how to describe the feeling of nostalgia and wonder that I feel a lot about life. It hurts a lot but is also amazing and lovely and includes gratitude, longing, melancholy, pain, love, etc... I dunno maybe it's just called being human or something. I wish I could go back and relive my memories a lot of the time, just because I appreciate them so much. But I'm going to try to focus on the memories I'm living right now, because for all I know I'm currently reliving my whole life for that exact reason and I'm just a goof and that's why I get deja vu all the time idk