Making a Come Back

February 14, 2009

Wow it has been a long time since I have posted in this blog.  A lot has been happening in my life since my last post. Dealing with depression and stress. I was in the hospital awhile to get my medications adjusted. There were so many people from my church praying for me that it has brought me even closer to God.  It has really changed my life for the better. 

I have taken a class at the community college on computer graphics and design. I will slowly be working on my bachelors degree in that subject. All the classes I have taken at LVS are going to help out a lot. I am starting to spend more time working on my art. I plan on working more on my Doodler Bugz Website and on my Doodler Bugz’s Art Blog. I also need to get my twisted ankle back in shape so I can work outside this spring. 🙂

Tammie

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Art Can Help Depression and Anxieties

July 22, 2008

Hi Everyone,

We are going to have fun talking about how Art can help us feel better when dealing with Depression and Anxieties. You probally saying she has got to be kidding I am not an Artist. Well you don’t have to be an Artist for it to help you. It can be as simple as looking at art, coloring  and for the more inclined drawing, painting, etc.  Art can help you relax!  Really getting lost in someone else art can be very relaxing. Coloring is an other relaxing form of Art.

 You can say Ok, but what am I going to color. Well here are some ideas. One of my favorites are Mandalas. Mandalas are geograpical shapes for coloring. Some have themes others are just shapes. My favorite Mandala site has lots to choose from and they are free to print. Here  is a link: http://www.papermandalas.com/sg.htm Use what ever coloring media you like. My favorite is colored pencils. I have lots of Mandalas that I have colored over the years, when they are done I put them all in a note book so I can go back and look at them all. Sometimes they end up on a wall or window. Just looking at them can be relaxing.

  I  am posting 4 Mandalas that I have printed out from http://www.papermandalas.com/sg.htm and colored. They are fun to look at. I used colored pencils on all of these. As you can see they are very colorful and you don’t have to be an Artist to do them.  The last  Mandala  is called a Turkish Tile. This was also printed from http://www.papermandalas.com/sg.htm . The big difference is that it is square. Try some Mandalas!

 

There are lots of different kinds of books you can buy. Some are geometric shapes that have animals hinden with in it’s design. 

I am giving you a link to Doodler Bugz’s Art blog. So you can look at the kinds of art I like to do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We can see things in different ways

June 13, 2008

Tiger helpingI have been posting this photo a lot today.  It got me thinking about how we can view things differently about the same advents.  This is Tiger.  She can be a royal pest when she wants to. Especially when it come to me working on my desk top computer.  This picture was actually taken a few years back.  She tries anything she can to get in my way when I am doing stuff on my computer. If you throw her off the desk she keeps coming back.  I remember the day I took this she was really being  a pest, making it hard to do anything.  She was really getting annoying. Then all the sudden she lies down and pours on the charm. Something else she is good at. Started purring like crazy.

Now I could have took this more than one way. I could have told my self she is just trying another tactic to get my attention, and get more frustrated with her.  Finally giving up at trying to get anything done on the computer and feeling frustrated about it. Or I could slow down on what I was doing and enjoy her tactic and pet her some. Then take a break from my computer and go back after she has decided it is now ok to go some where and take a nap. As you can see I choose the later option. I even grabed my camera and took her picture.  I decided to make it fun instead of more frustrating.

This is just an example of how we view things in our mind can make a big difference on the way we feel. I was taught to think more toward the negative side of things growing up. It has taken a lot of work to change that self talk. I had to keep looking for positive things and telling my self positive things. Now it comes more instantaneous on most things.

Tammie

Welcome to The Blue Room Weblog

May 27, 2008

Hi,

Welcome to the new Blue Room Weblog. We will be discussing issues that relate to mental health. Some issues will be on self esteem, affirmations, remembering to look for positive things, about taking care of yourself and having fun. This blog is open to the public. pooh and piglit