html java

Friday, January 16, 2015

The "ART" of Meditation and Relaxation

I am finally back in the studio after a slight hiatus! It feels great to be able to sit at the easel and lose myself in total relaxation as I listen to music and simply paint. Relax you might say?? Some of you might find it hard to believe that creating art can become a form of meditation. It has for me.
As my mind becomes focused I am forced to concentrate on the task at hand, hence the mental distractions disappear.  Of course, frustration can negatively impact this state of bliss so I try to keep that at a minimum by staying calm and simply believing in myself.♥

Below is a detail snap shot of a new work in progress. I hope you will enjoy the transformation of a blank piece of paper into a special work of art.
 P.S. You can follow the progression of this dog painting from start to finish by subscribing to my Facebook page "Animal Artistry of Colette Theriault".   Simply "Like" my page and future posts should end up automatically in your  news feed... OR... you can "Follow by Email" (Both the Facebook and Follow by Email links are located on right hand side of this blog post)  ------------>>>>


  1. This one looks like a winner. I can't wait to see the next post.!

  2. Love the way the subject is looking directly at the viewer. I'll be following the progress closely!

    I know exactly that healing feeling that comes from being fully absorbed in a drawing and I've often read that artwork was probably the first form of meditation. It makes a lot of sense and that's the reason I think it can be a great balancing force in our hectic lives.

  3. I'm excited to share the progress with you all! Thanks Hilda and Laurene!