Creating a Meaningful Life: Taking Art Classes

CAML- ArtI’ve been a bit slack with my meditation since returning from our various trips and vacations but I am excited to get back into a routine with that. It was really fun to share all the different places I meditated in during the last month, but I also want to try something new. My next journey on the path to Creating a Meaningful Life is going to be taking art classes! I was never patient enough for anything art or craft related (except drawing floor plans for my dream homes) and I don’t have a natural talent for it so it was never something I pursued when I was younger. In the last couple of years though I have participated in the popular BYOB paint nights that are popping up all over the country. These events have been fun, and I have been pleasantly surprised that my finished products haven’t been too hideous. I realized that I enjoy painting and creating something that I can put on my wall when I am done. Since I have never had any formal training in it, I thought it would be fun to take a class and learn the basics like color mixing, and working with different mediums. That way I can confidently start making things for myself and others outside of the paint night atmosphere. So, I will be taking a Foundation Art in Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture at the Creatively WILD Art Studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn for six weeks.

The classes don’t start for another couple of weeks, so until then I am going to take a little break from this series. I will begin posting about this journey on September 10 and will continue sharing what I have learned and my progress for the six weeks following then. I can’t wait to see what taking an art class is like!

Are you doing anything new this fall to create your own meaningful life?

Creating a Meaningful Life: Vacation Meditation

Vacation is over and it's back to the daily grind. I didn't get in as much guided meditation as I would have liked, but I did have lots of calm, relaxing moments to focus on my breath and on how lucky I am to live the life I'm living. This hammock in the water in Bermuda was my favorite place of reflection. I hope I can carry the sense of calm I felt in that moment with me for a long time.IMG_3986