A Comfort Art and Star Wars Day

It took me a long time to summon the oompf and draw. And my creative brain defaulted to this style of art – comfort art. It’s familiar to me and doesn’t need much focus. I trust my intuition. And the last pen stroke determines the next. There’s a flow to this kind of drawing that is soothing, calming, and healing. And I really, REALLY need that today!

It’s been a very people-y week. I’ve been overwrought emotionally and mentally for a few weeks now, at least a few weeks. And venturing into the world where I’ve had to interact with people means putting that smiley, happy mask on. And that is very draining all on its own.

Although time with one friend this week helped to sort out where I was latching the fear and anxiety, my upset and downright glum mood was not where it should be docked.

But, the fear, anxiety, exhaustion and inner gloom have settled in again. I am peopled out. While I’m this emotionally and mentally tired, I can’t trust the thoughts that arise from the emotions. Yes, that anxiety has been there for as long as I can remember. It has been relatively quiet for the past three or four years since I found my touchstone of contentment. However, things are happening that have provoked the beast. I’m trying to remember and re-learn that I can feel anxiety even if there is no reason to. My mind will try to find a logical explanation for it.

So, today has been a day where I need some time to recover. I must remember how to be gentle to myself and give myself the space I need to express my emotions and rest. Drawing entangled art, my default style, was in order. And a hefty dose of Star Wars has definitely been needed! Oh, to be a Jedi!

Ice cream would be most welcome too. However, it’s not good for me, so I’ll decide what to eat later.

5 thoughts on “A Comfort Art and Star Wars Day

  1. Kimberly Jeffries 12 February 2023 / 05:49

    Hang in there, kid! I’ll say a prayer for you to give you comfort and peace during this unsettled, anxious time.


    • Angela Porter 12 February 2023 / 16:25

      Aww thank you. I’m much better today, thank you! Just when you think life is settled, in comes a crazy curveball of a careening roller coaster! It will pass, eventually. But I’ll take every day or peace and calm I can xxx


  2. Betty 13 February 2023 / 02:07

    There is such wisdom in your knowing that you can’t trust your feelings when you are exhausted by too much people-ing. I’ve been thinking of you this week since you said you had a few scheduled things to attend. I’m glad you have the time to do star trek and star wars and comfort drawing to recover. Sending good vibes in your direction. HUGS

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    • Angela Porter 13 February 2023 / 09:59

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I try not to trust my feelings or thoughts when overwhelmed, but not always successful. I now do have time to recover and find my balance and touchstone of contentment. Thank you so much for your kind words and kind thoughts too xxx


    • Angela Porter 13 March 2023 / 18:36

      Thank you so much for your kind and supportive words. I really appreciate them so much. Much love to you too xxx


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