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Art therapy

Last night my housemate and I decided we would start a painting to hang in our living room (I for one did not have any motivation to study even though yes, I am a medical student and I need to try and stay on top of all the material). Her and I have been looking for wall hangings to cover up our bare boring walls and decided why not just paint our own? Being frugal students we quickly search the internet for coupons to the craft store and fabric store. With coupons in hand we set out to quickly pick up the supplies before the stores closed. On the way to the stores we discussed what we wanted to see hanging in the living room. Interestingly enough both of us saw a sunset with a silhouette of a tree. The sunset would all have to be burgundy¬† tones to match our burgundy accents in the living room.¬† Within the hour we were back with acrylics, brushes, and a huge canvas. This was going to be the largest painting I’ve ever undertaken and I usually paint with watercolors not acrylics. We turned on some music and sat down at the kitchen table to sketch what we had in mind. After comparing sketches and agreeing to what we were going to paint we started mixing the paints to get just the right color. It’s been a while since I’ve painted and I’ve forgotten how much I LOVE to paint. Painting is another way that helps me manage my stress. I’ve decided that one day when I get my own place I definitely want to have an art studio or just a room where I can go and splash paint around. Since my housemate and I have both recently bought new digital cameras we had to document the progress of this painting. Here it is:

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