Mind & Words

Mind & Words - student project

Day 1: Name a Feeling

There's a lot to do...

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Day 2:  A message in one word

Feelings of dread for an important coming deadline.  However, I used up my blue paint to make some backgrounds for the next two days.

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Day 3:  Respond to your day

This was a cold day, snow expected during the night, and I felt quite tired...  

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Day 4:  Address unkind thoughts

Be open to all opinions, because nothing is set in concrete and everything in life is not binary.  If it was, we would go nowhere.
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Day 5:  Allow your own Experience

My left hand brain tells me that I shouldn't do this sort of thing.  But I know better!  It is very meditative and I enjoy the fact that apart from a few lines to mark out some areas I do not know what colours combinations will appear and how it will look like when finished.  I limited the colours which cancels out a lot of decision making.

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Day 6:  Active listening throughout your day

I had no ideas about what to paint.  Finding pigments and making paint is basic to a lot of my art, and it suddenly occurred to me to use this volcanic rock pigment.  It is a print of the suction pattern that happens when lifting the muller off the paint after grinding powder and binder together.   So I made the paint and here the print is.

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Day 7: Giving yourself Permission 

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 Day 8: 

Getting ready for a big workshop - and telling my self it's ok to get in a muddle and thankful for my checklist. 

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Day 9: What would a best friend tell you?

I now have learned that I am one of my best friends!  Having friends around is so self-confidence making - they are just wonderful and it is heartwarming to encourage others too.

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Day 10: Reframe with an affirmation.

I don't do these enough.

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Day 11: Change your tone of voice

Took a while to get my head around this, but your comments, Jessica, helped a lot.  I was very stressed at one point, doing volunteering work I really loved and was extremely interested in. Instead of saying yes when I really didn't want to - I took on too much - I have learned to say sorry, but I can't do it just now.

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Day 12:  Cheer yourself on.

I'm being really nice to myself here, making this pattern.

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Day 13:  Use your wounds

Resenting something or someone is hurtful to our psyche.  So let go of things.

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Day 14:  Complete this sentence  "You get to ..."

 -   Fly!

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Celia Wilson
Painter, paint maker, printmaker