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This painting is a sign of my growth this year and I think it’s going to live here in my kitchen for now. It fits perfectly and matches the chairs perfectly. Didn’t plan that at all! Funny how that works.
Growth is sometimes so scary at first, but once you take that leap and forget about the fear of the unknown, great things can emerge. This painting has kickstarted a new series I’m going to create. “Fight / Flight”
Coincidentally while painting this bird 🦚, I have been building my talk for next week’s @altsummit conference on daily goal setting using positive psychology and really thinking about #fightorflight. What makes some people face fear and shoot for the moon, knowing they may fail but taking risks And what holds some people back, frozen and sitting on the sidelines
For a hot second a couple of months ago I went so far deep into researching positive psychology that I looked up masters programs. 😂 Long story short, I was a psychology and Studio Art double major. But decided I didnt want to hear people’s terrible lives day in and day out so opted for the easier painting “happy trees” route for a living. 10 years ago art therapy degrees were only offered in San Francisco or Chicago and I was too in love with John to go off to school that far. And positive psychology was so new (founded in 1998), it wasn’t even taught in many universities until a couple of years ago. Before, most all of the field of psychology focused on mental illness. “Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.”
So, instead of going back and getting my masters, for now I’m just going to explore and research on my own, sharing with my listeners of @positivelycreativepodcast my exciting findings on how I’m building a more positive life, and telling some of the why and how of positive psychology through my paintings. It’ll be a little experiment for sure, but one that I’m excited about.