Now it does not take the eye of a critic to see that my "art" is childish and not technically advanced... but it is a great way I am finding to reduce stress.
Thanks to a friend and co-worker I have taken to the canvas again with acrylic silliness. My friend Anne who hosted a workshop for amateur painting gave us some fun tips for creating visually festive paintings and unleashing our inner Picasso.
Here are some of the images I played with since the workshop. I follow my own technique and "rituals" of sorts and I find painting to be a lovely way to unwind and release the creative beast that is less happy when it spends eight hours analyzing spreadsheets!