Musings from the Moonroom

Thoughts on Art, Inspiration, Creativity and Spirit


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Art as Therapy

I’ve been dealing with some health issues this month. Nothing terribly serious but just a constant annoyance. A visit to the doctor tomorrow may provide some answers.

But in dealing with this health issue, I have, several times, felt like I’ve lost control over my body. Your mind can take you to dark places if you let it. At other times, I’ve felt like I’ve had the upper hand.

This morning, as I sat in meditation, I had this brilliant idea to draw how I’m feeling. To sketch my mood, hopefully each day, as I resolve this situation. They say art can be therapeutic and bring healing. I know I’m most happy when I make my art. Maybe creating a daily drawing will help out in other ways too.

Here is the result of putting pencil to paper this morning.

Yep, I’m sticking my tongue out at this annoying little issue. Go Away.

Today I discovered the Hippy Urban Girl blog and her December Views project. I love the idea of taking a snapshot of your day and using that to describe your mood or what you’re doing or whatever is going on around you. I signed up for the project as an additional way to deal with my current situation. Best part is there are no rules!


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Christmas Cat Ornaments

Last week I introduced you to my newest creations, beginning with the Piggy Ornament. Here are two of my latest ornaments, just in time for the ArtSpace Holiday Show this weekend in Maynard. You know I have to make cats.

Cat Ornament Back View

Poor kitty. Seems I forgot to give him a tail.

And his companion…

Hmm, do you think these cats are inspired by this guy?

Mr. Woody

Just can’t help it. Woody is a wonderful source of inspiration for me.

Still to come: another Piggy, Mr. Bundles, and the Ostrich.

Don’t forget the ArtSpace Holiday show this weekend, 12/3, 12/4 and 12/5 in Maynard.