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Love and Art :: by Diana Gonzalez

The creative process has always been a method of healing for me. When I was a child, I wrote poems and drew pictures that told a story. As I got older, I continued with my poetry, and unfortunately found many sad things to write about in my life.

I grew up in a dismal home. For me, what really saved me was love. But love and art coincide with each other. How? It is simple: I feed that which I love. I feed my art and my poems, with love and nurture, in a similar manner in which I care for my children, or my body. What you feed, grows. What you love, grows.

Did you know that it is scientifically proven that an infant needs affection and love in order to thrive and grow? It is true. It is also true for anything in your life. That which you love is what saves you.
When you love your art, it heals you and saves you. I realized this truly when I became a mother. When I held my daughter in my arms for the first time, it was truly a well of love that I was overwelmed with. Being a new mother somehow made me want to pursue my creativity again, so after years of not doing anything remotely creative (besides writing), I began to carve stamps, and make cards and things like that.

For me, what makes are healing is that is a sort of meditative process. Little by little, you focus just on your project, while your creative juices are flowing, and that process is what empowered me to heal from a lot of the junk from my past. I became a mother again, and it convinced me that love and art truly go hand in hand.

My husband is always telling me that art is everywhere around you. Growing up in the church, I heard that love is all around you. I feel that these two things go hand in hand. Art is everywhere. Love is everywhere. Embrace the two, and self evolution shall come indeed.

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