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Wednesday ART THERAPY

Discussion in 'Loss of Spouse' started by Helena Beatriz, May 4, 2022.

  1. Van Gogh

    Van Gogh Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Lombard. The day got better.
    Live music at the cafe with friends,
    instead of being alone in my apartment,
    looking out at the rain..... Lobster Man
     
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  2. eyepilot13

    eyepilot13 Well-Known Member

    Doing stuff is the key... it's just not always realistic to do stuff. I'm glad you got out loubSter
     
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  3. eyepilot13

    eyepilot13 Well-Known Member

    Sundae Art Therapy
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  4. Gary166

    Gary166 Well-Known Member

    Whatz app me Bro?! I love the 5 pack of your art. When I do a slideshow of them it is very therapeutic. I’ve been deep woods for a week now and no deer. Deep woods is a term I use when the trees and bushes afield look more familiar to me than the inside of my home. I’ll admit I have a problem. Just one more day of hunting and I’ll stop and rest. A little more than 2 weeks and daylight will begin to increase. I love your art me Bro. Keep on trucking! Gary
     
  5. Van Gogh

    Van Gogh Well-Known Member

    Gary, as one who walks carefully ,with a
    cane, for fear of falling, be careful out
    there! Lou
     
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  6. eyepilot13

    eyepilot13 Well-Known Member

    Wows I say! Thanks for the kind words about my art. I am so glad they can be therapeutic. I just keep looking at them and loosing my mind in the color and shapes, so I'm happy I'm not the only one! Glad you can groove to the world of wilderness nature too. I will keep posting art. Did three more yesterday and Friday I hope to do a painting. Take care me Bro!
     
  7. eyepilot13

    eyepilot13 Well-Known Member

    Wednesday Art! A Pastel on Paper 6 Pak!
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  8. Van Gogh

    Van Gogh Well-Known Member

    Wow! Best ever, younger Bro ! Listening
    to live band at local cafe, while looking at
    your art. Life is sweet --- at the moment. L
     
  9. cjpines

    cjpines Well-Known Member

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  10. eyepilot13

    eyepilot13 Well-Known Member

    Thanks LobsterLou! It makes me warm inside to hear you say "Life is Sweet!
     
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  11. eyepilot13

    eyepilot13 Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I'm glad that I might be good at something after the last two severely depressed years! I appreciate your comments!
     
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  12. Gary166

    Gary166 Well-Known Member

    Grand Slam art show me Bro! How long does it take to create a piece George? Do you sell your art? I had some quality bird watching this evening. Blue heron, doves, hairy woodpeckers, white breasted nuthatch, blue bird, northern flicker, and a couple birds I couldn’t identify. Lou thanks for telling me to be careful. Things can go real bad real fast in the woods. I stepped out of my tent mentally and looked at the man inside full of desire. I offered myself some self compassion and decided not to take it personal I haven’t got one yet. It’s not my fault. Really. I just got this book. Check it out on YouTube. Gary
     

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  13. Van Gogh

    Van Gogh Well-Known Member

    Gary, I'm glad you're being careful. I must
    say that you're one of the most well
    read members on GIC. Thank you. Lou
     
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  14. eyepilot13

    eyepilot13 Well-Known Member

    'Sup GarBro! I don't really know how long they take. I just get in the zone and improvise with color and shape and line. My brain just sees where to put the different pastel constructs. It is so cool how you can get into the woods and see birds and stuff. True one of the hardest things is to show oneself kindness and compassion. I think we all feel so much irrational (but real) guilt for letting our loved ones die.
    I guess my pastels are pretty quick in a way because they are purely improvised and I just go with the groove or as I have called it the TAZ (Temporal Autonomous Zone). I'd love to sell some. That's why I joined the DuPage Art League in order to maybe get some recognition. But I don't do this for money... The passion drives me to create. Be kind to yourself! Be careful! Be Kool! Take care me Bro!
     
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  15. Gary166

    Gary166 Well-Known Member

    George I think grief hard wires us for guilt. I can’t think of a relative who didn’t second guess their medical decisions about their beloved. You were there for Valerie when she needed you. And Valerie felt your presence when she couldn’t respond. I know Cheryl saw me doing cpr on her. They know we love them eternally. You are doing the right thing by expressing your grief. It’s the long road back to a sense of normalcy. Keep on trucking me Bro. I love you Bro Geo. Gary
     
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  16. Van Gogh

    Van Gogh Well-Known Member

    Gary,just wanted to say I'm moved by
    your words on grief and guilt, to our
    younger brother, Bro Geo. I woke up
    from a short nap,late afternoon, dreaming
    that I was laughing with Linda. Then, I
    cried, but didn't weep uncontrollably,
    like I did right after Linda died 4
    years ago. When I stood up & walked
    across the room,I had to redirect my
    thinking, that Linda was paying me a
    visit, to show me she was OK,and to
    make sure I was. Thank God for GIC,
    that I can check on my brothers, and my
    widow sisters. Bro Lou
     
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  17. Patti 67

    Patti 67 Member

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  18. Van Gogh

    Van Gogh Well-Known Member

    Oh, wow, welcome back, Patti !!! What a
    great Christmas present. I've said your
    name on GIC, and worried about you.
    You & Karen ( who I jokingly call
    "Ms. Hum",after one of her favorite
    expressions), were the first 2 Grief
    Warriors to welcome me. Hope your
    health is a little better, but I'm glad you
    are able to follow TGW, even if you
    haven't put a "LIKE"to our posts until
    now. I go to bed early, but happened to
    wake up , at almost 2am, briefly ,and
    saw your post to George, & to TGW, and
    wanted to respond. Are you still in S.C.
    where Deb & Helena live? I'm worried
    about Helena , bc she's been MIA for
    months, and she used to contribute to
    Wed Art Therapy , along with George and
    Bernadine. Try to keep in touch, Patti.
    Merry Christmas. Lou
     
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  19. Gary166

    Gary166 Well-Known Member

    On my goodness Patti it is good to see you here. Lou is our Godfather encouraging interactions among the grief warriors. you are our Godmother encouraging and praying for us. Welcome home Patti. Gary
     
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  20. Van Gogh

    Van Gogh Well-Known Member

    Gary, I am honored and accept my role as
    Godfather, and agree that Patti, who gave
    me strength and hope when I joined GIC,
    is the Godmother. I just heard about a
    hero Australian Shepherd dog ,who
    fought off and killed a pack of 7 coyotes
    who were attacking his sheep. I feel that
    we Grief Warriors protect each other
    from the depression,loneliness, and
    guilt ,which accompany the agony of
    grief over the deaths of our soulmates.
    Lou
     
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