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Filling the Empty Spaces with Art

Art has been my go to place when I need to deal with my emotional noise, when there is something on my mind, something to contemplate.

September 2014 018It fills up my empty spaces that might otherwise be filled with sorrow, self-pity, anger, worry or a number of other destructive things.  Pain, brokenness, trauma… when it enters in, it makes space in your heart to live. It brings its friends(self-destructive behaviors,  sadness, rage, hatred) over for parties. They are hard to evict and even when you can get them out, that empty space beckons them back. Unless…… That space is not empty.

blogart5    blackredpony3   For Me, God used this need to create to fill that dark empty place with joy, and light and color. It is a spiritual experience for me. I never create anything that I am not in a kind of communion with God.  It is cleansing and  freeing and it causes me to think about my broken-ness in a different light.

blogart6   blogart14  I have been creating something for so long that I scarcely remember a day that I did not do something artistic or creative or crafty. I  get depressed if I don’t allow my soul to follow along that creative path, following along behind my Savior as he leads me to the next creative joy.  For He too is an artist…

“In the beginning God created…”
Genesis 1:1

april Blog 027   blogart23  the visitor 017   It’s more about the process than the outcome, but it is also the learning and mastering of skills. This process is the building of a tool chest that an artist carries around and soon  everything becomes inspiration for the next creative venture instead of a trigger for a bad memory. A confidence is born that leaks over into the rest of life,  at least that is how it is for me.  halloween2012 127    creative blog 012  etsy 006   january2013blog pics 005  Art listens.    It gives me the opportunity to take the non-verbal memories, the feelings and ideas that there just are no words for,  and create something beautiful or shocking or new out of them, whether they are good or bad. It’s an  opportunity to release emotions in a safe and constructive way. It’s incredibly healing. tag3   april Blog 012   blog june2013 008    Art Journaling has  become a kind of mission for me, one I hope to share with other women someday. It  has the power to release and replace negative emotions with powerful new resolve, hope and direction.  It helps me to work out things from way back when, the argument I had yesterday, forgiveness, sadness,My joys and accomplishments, heartbreak or maybe even sin in my life whether I am ready to deal with it or not.  Whatever is on my mind, I can leave it there in a private  safe place, dealt with and secure.
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Hi! Sharon here! I am a self taught Mixed Media artist on a mission to share the joy, the fun and the healing powers of art. And maybe a few artistic shenanigans along the way. i am a certified Artis4every1 instructor and I create art for sale here in my studio.

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