This blog is for members and veterans of the Canadian Forces. We work under enormous stress, and I have found that art and painting are extemely helpful for dealing with stress. The stress can be from an OSI, but not necessarily. Having an inept leadership, or a manipulative coworker can cause enormous stress, especially if you feel helpless. We are taught to never give up the fight in the field, yet in an office setting we are often led to believe we should be like sheep. This has an enormous impact on our soul.

I began painting because of my work situation…one day I was so angry from a difficult coworker that I came home and just started painting. It was a scene of my daughter running on a beach, nothing very exciting, but it was incredibly calm. And for those hours while I worked on it, the anger dissipated and the stress slipped away.

Please feel free to add your comments. These must be approved for content. This is a blog about escaping stress, so no negativity here 🙂 If you have any questions, please feel free to ask, if I don<t know the answer I have artist friends who may be able to help.


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  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You do beautiful work, and I love that you’re using your art for healing. I’ve added you to my blogroll!

    Have a blessed Christmas,


  2. Thanks for having a look at my blog. I am really sorry to hear of your trauma in the last few years. I have also found painting to be calming, stress relieving and great at boosting happy feelings. The progress you have made is great and I like your use of colour. I especially like the portrait of the coloured woman! Keep up the great work.
    Kind regards

    P.S. I have sports and avoiding milk products keeps migraines at bay!

  3. I can’t paint when I am really upset and scrambled inside…wish I could! That crappy co-worker was a blessing in disguise!

    • It usually takes me a while when I’m upset to convince myself to start painting. But I always keep it really simple ( just an eye, for example) and I set a time, say half an hour. But it always ends up more time and it really does dissipate the anger. Just don’t expect masterpieces… Just something simple.

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