The Beautiful Mind
by Melissa Simonelli
(Cape Coral, Fl USA)
About 3 years ago for Christmas, my husband bought me a standard beginner's easel, because he remembered I used to like draw and paint before I had children.
I dabbled with it off and on, not having much time because, well, life happens.
It wasn’t until last year when severe anxiety and panic attacks begin to overcome me (out of nowhere) that I started to focus on myself.
With no explanation of why it was happening, I picked up the paint brush and started yoga-hoping that I could self correct what ever the universe was throwing at me.
One year later practicing both yoga and painting I have found tremendous relief. Painting lets me delve into a quiet and gentle place and giving them away as a gift brings additional peace and tranquility.
The painting I chose to share is one of my daughter Emma at Blind Pass in Captiva, FL.
I took this picture a while ago and thought what a beautiful painting it would be.