Managing a creative space is hard. Managing a creative space while still having to live in the real world is even harder. For the past several months I have had an inconsistently consistent schedule: Starbucks barista for some hours, maybe a nap if not homework, if homework, then work until bed time to wake up […]Read more "The Balancing Act"
Every so often while scrolling through Facebook, I come across a beautiful violinist playing upbeat versions of popular songs. Her name is Mapy. Every time I hear her perform a song, whether it be Despacito or I’m the One, I am reminded of the songs I’ve heard before but reintroduced to them in a way […]Read more "Honorary Art Therapist: Mapy Violinist"
I have always enjoyed painting as a child. Not that I was any good, but the act of painting itself was very liberating and relaxing. Seeing the bright vibrant colors pop on my paper brought me joy, and continues to do so now. I have taken a liking to watching painting videos on YouTube, typically […]Read more "Weekly YouTube Inspiration"
A big thing I noticed about being sad is that we tend to believe that the negative place we’re in is going to last forever. I learned in my interpersonal communications class that positive affirmations were important, but of course, most of us have heard this. “If you just think positive” “If you just believe […]Read more "Guide to Positive Affirmations Poem"
Last week, I went to Gyu Kaku, a Japanese BBQ, with my friend. I sat happily and hungry as we were seated by one of our friends who worked there. I saw a grill at our table and thought nothing of it until my friend explained to me that we’d be cooking our own food. […]Read more "The Joys of Cooking Your Own Food…At a Restaurant"
So, since this is my first YouTube inspiration post, I want to start by saying that I watch YouTube non-stop, probably the way other people watch Netflix. YouTube is kind of like the best of both worlds: a cesspool of drama and a source of education. Both are entertaining, however, this segment will focus on […]Read more "Weekly YouTube Inspiration"
When I first watched the video for “Cranes in the Sky” I immediately found myself crying. I wasn’t particularly sad that day, but there were feelings deep rooted in me that are kind of always there. Feelings of unrest, feelings of incompletion. Feeling a bad feeling but not knowing how to feel about that feeling. […]Read more "Honorary Art Therapist: Solange Knowles"