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Art can be extremely good for the spirit and in a time when we are all in COVID-19 isolation we need a little creativity. There is more to art than relaxation, it is also a creative outlet for expressing and letting go of both feelings and fears.

Nya’s Abstract Face Painting


A few days ago, my daughter Nya pulled out a box of acrylic paint and mixed media paper. The simple act of selecting colours and determining placement kept her busy for hours.  Paint by numbers, lettering, colouring books, doodling and design can assist us in calming both mind and spirit.  As my mentor and friend,  Priscilla Hauser will say,  “With brush in hand, my mind empties of its sorrows…”

Here are a few items on my to do list
  1. Learn to paint something new.
  2. Find and participate in an online art challenge.
  3. Listen to an audio book.
  4. Learn to box.
  5. Try hand lettering.
  6. Take a break from the news.
  7. Cook unique meals.
  8. Write my heart out.
  9. Learn to video chat.
  10. Spring, summer, fall, winter cleaning…
  11. Finish my taxes…
  12. Organize my pantry.
  13. Go for a walk.
  14. Exercise.
  15. Try meditation.
  16. Learn to make spicy pickles!
  17. Watch some Bob Ross and try it.
  18. Read a book.
  19. DIY something…
  20. Indoor gardening.
Written By:

Willow Wolfe

Willow Wolfe is widely recognized for challenging and modernizing today’s world of art supplies and education. An award-winning art teacher and the author of a library of internationally available learn to paint books and articles, her approachable style and step-by-step painting methods have taken her to events, seminars and engagements across the globe.

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