(Here's a mental exercise I do often: Close your eyes and imagine a green ball in your lap. It that holds a really sad memory or feeling. Now there's a shoe box in your lap. Imagine placing that green ball into the box, putting the lid on tightly, then putting the box on a shelf just behind you. Then that shelf zooms away life a subway taking off.)
Thats what I do with those moody feelings. Because I understand that moodiness is only a temporary state of being; they're what I call "quick emotions." Like the fright one feels on a rollercoster ride, or the delight a 2 year old gets when you hand them an icecream cone with sprinkles. That quick emotion leaves just as quickly as it comes.
On my last blog post, I was experiencing moodiness and quick emotions. As you can read below, I felt really really bad and uninspired. Mostly because I was sick, and had missed an art exhibit (that I was specifically asked to be apart of). Out of the blue, one of my husbands relatives calls him, very concerned that he was making me unhappy...sounds ridiculous huh? I forget sometimes that if I mention someone (other than myself) in my blog, there is the potential for faux drama to insue. I don't mind my art being judged or criticized. Heck, when I painted this a few people I know gave me strange looks. :) As I was attempting to explain to my husband what I actually wrote, I found myself feeling like a Janelle Monae song or the washed out parts of a Claude Monet painting--totally misunderstood & judged unfairly. Don't you just hate that feeling?
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