5 Reasons I Love Drawing And Why It’s Good For You

 5 Reasons Why I Love Drawing

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Be Creative

1.  You temporarily forget about your worries
       The very minute you engage in drawing you are focused on what you are doing, and therefore, not on anything else.  Your emotions change and you feel a sense of relief.  Then, when you draw, your worries fly out of the window!  Start creating on that blank medium!

2.  You Learn To Really Look At Your Surroundings
       As a result in creating new pieces of artwork, you start to see all the beauty around you, and in every little thing.  In addition you pay attention to nature and the beauty in the simplest of things.  Like beholding the grand loveliness of a new bird on your bird feeder or really taking a closer look at a sunflower.

3.  You Override Racial, Cultural, Religious and Language Barriers
       Any piece of artwork created in this universe tells it’s own story.  Consequently art relays information and ideas by the creator that cannot otherwise be expressed in words.  Art is a universal language like giving flowers to someone to convey feelings.

4.  You Can Use Your Self- Expression
         Through creative self-expression you begin to grow and expand your existing world.  You begin to gain self-awareness.  It starts becoming easier to resolve problems and enhance your
 over-all well-being.

5.  You Can Develop Something That Never Existed Before And Be Proud Of It
       Whatever is inside your head transfers to your medium of choice.
  It skyrockets your self-esteem and nurtures your soul. You can proudly let the world know this is your artwork and unique only to you!

Hope you liked 5 reasons I love drawing and;

in closing, there are countless types of artwork.  Of course you might draw with pastels.  Or you may paint with various mediums, like oils, acrylics, or watercolor.  You could paint murals inside or outside.  Perhaps you like coloring books. Possibly you like to sketch with pencils or graphite.  Finally, and above all else, just remember to have fun with the process and enjoy!!! 

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Becoming Vegan for the First Time

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The Road to Becoming Vegan

I became vegan.  It wasn’t always that way though. Growing up on a dairy/beef/pork/chicken farm in the Midwest, I ate meat, dairy and eggs daily.  Everyone around me ate these animal products.  I thought those were the foods I was supposed to be eating.


It wasn’t until August of 2012 when all that started to change.  One evening I fried two large pork chops, mashed potatoes with pork gravy and a side of peas.  Loaded all on my plate and sat down to watch t.v.  I was flipping through the channels and was horrified when I came across a pig farming factory documentary.  Tears came to my eyes, and I threw my plate of pork chops out, and immediately became vegetarian.  No meat at all.  Slowly I started falling back into some of my old habits.  I started eating fish again and was still eating dairy and eggs.  When I met my boyfriend, he was a huge meat-eater.  I drifted back to the old ways of eating.

Forward four years to 2016.  I met Amanda Smith, a kind vegan, through her wonderful website www.createnplate.com  and she has been a great and continuous source of inspiration and support for me.

So, for almost a year now, with her guidance and help, I went back to being vegetarian, and eating meat only once in awhile.  After watching several food and health documentaries, (you can find the list here), I finally chose to become fully vegan for several reasons;  My entire body feels better.  I feel better physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.  But most of all I feel happy that I no longer need to hurt animals to live a healthier life.  

Why I Love Animals And Hope You Do Too!

October 1, 2017

Why I Love Animals

Here it is, a crisp and windy October morning and I have decided to start writing a blog about animals and animal rights because I love them so much.  All of them.  And all living breathing creatures.  I am new to this blogging world, so please be patient with me as I navigate and learn the process.

Animals are the kings and queens of this world.  They are kind, they make us laugh, they help us live and love.  They are innocent and sentient beings and have emotions just as humans do.  They are unpredictable, funny and we are lucky to be able to be in their lives, to speak for them, and help them along the way by providing a voice for them.

Please hug your pets today, and see how they make you smile.  Animals Dogs Pets Funny Laughter