In search of inspiration

Recharging the batteries

Where do you get inspiration when you need it? I guess we all require a little recharge now and again. After all, we can’t always be in a good mood. There are too many stress factors at play. If you live in a big city, you know what I’m trying to say. And even if you lead a steady, calm life somewhere in the suburbs, it’s hardly perfect. I mean, there are  times when it all comes naturally. You seem to do everything right and every thought that pops up in your head is to the point. But things aren’t always going this way. Sometimes you feel like all the juices have been squeezed out of you. Right when you need them most! How do you deal with situations like that? Here are some of my proven recipes!

  1. Brew some herbs, light up some candles and aroma sticks, turn on relaxing music… You can even take a hot bath with rose petals. Give yourself some spa time! It really helps!
  2. Put everything aside and spend a few hours in the lap of nature. Get as far from the city as you can. Walk among the trees, breathe in fresh air, enjoy the views. Reconnect with your inner self.
  3. Have you ever heard about art therapy? A ticket to a good concert or a visit to an art gallery can be very refreshing! It’s even better if you have paintings at home. And if not, you definitely should fetch some! 🙂

Colors that dance

I Love wall art and have plenty of it at my place. My favorite painting is a canvas by Leonid Afremov called ‘Spinning Dance’ (here it is). I found it by pure accident, surfing the web for dancing tutorials. And although that wasn’t what I was looking for, I just couldn’t pass by! The colors, the style and the entire atmosphere were so amazing that I forgot what I had in mind. I was looking at that painting and seeing myself dancing on stage, my arms soaring like wings and my feet barely touching the floor, perfectly synchronized with the music, surrounded by those magical colors… And as I was imagining it, a voice in my head kept saying, ‘I need to have that painting!’ And since the price was fairy affordable with a few hundred bucks off as part of a special deal, I decided to add it to my home gallery. Now it hangs in my room inspiring me and cheering me up whenever I feel tired or sad. By the way, that wasn’t the only copy of the ‘Spinning Dance’ painting, you can still buy it on the artist’s website!

Amsterdam 1905

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