|Original watercolour and mixed media by Debrina Altered © 2017|
The resulting artwork (above) is on a topic dear to my heart: meditation (or prayer) - I use it to stay tuned, focused and affirmative. In fact, I've just now finished a wonderful book on neural plasticity and the mind's ability to change itself (literally) no matter what your age.
Meditation or concentrated focus is key to getting the best out of your brain and learning more about yourself - as well as, most importantly, rewiring your brain - removing or undoing old habitual ways of thinking and re-imagining and rewriting your future. Literally "blooming" or growing yourself. And now that my two week holiday officially comes to an end tonight, I fully intend to extend my new found knowledge into my work tomorrow and into the new year. indeed, my role at the library has just recently changed and I now have a much larger component to my job that focuses on helping people with digital technology. Now no adult can use the excuse, "I'm too old to learn!" Ha ha!
As you can see in my art, I'm rather fond of florals (and butterflies...and birds!) and these little watercolour and mixed media pieces of mine are now available as framed fine art prints, cards and bookmarks at my studio in Oamaru, New Zealand. For those of you who are overseas and have no intention of ever coming to visit NZ (but if you do, you really must come and say hello!), I'll very shortly be offering them for sale in my Etsy store at very reasonable prices. So do please click on my Etsy icon, top left of my blog, to have a squizzle. The print, above, is already available.
All the best for the new year and here's to peace and prosperity and grand plans! Go bloom yourself! Debrina