Why Women Should Paint

womanpainting2.jpgWomen are aesthetic by nature. A woman will notice the subtle colors of an Anjou pear, and use it as inspiration to redecorate a room. She will buy a bolt of fabric just because the color moves her, and worry about how to use it later. A woman will tear a picture of a garden from a magazine, just to post it on her refrigerator.

Women instinctively recognize and capture beauty, and when given the chance, will express her own intuitive energy. Women recognize and embrace the emotion that beauty ignites, and are drawn to colors based on their emotional needs. It’s why they buy yellow flowers to cheer themselves up, or add a bright scarf to an outfit.

Likewise, women can communicate and express themselves without words. A mother expresses love with bedtime lullaby, a grandmother expresses her confidence by wearing a feathered purple hat, and a toddler expresses her fearlessness by coloring on the living room wall. Even though no words are spoken, her message is clear…

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At SingleMindedWomen.com we dedicate each Friday to our Escapes channel. And if you’re like most of us, you have mentally started “escaping” on Thursday night! This is why every Friday you’ll find a new feature designed to broaden your “escapes” horizons.

We believe mental escapes are just as important in helping to rejuvenate the body as a vacation away. Our feature on Why Women Should Paint by Judi Morales Gibson is an example of how you can leave the stresses of your work and personal life behind without taking a trip out of town. So, if you haven’t thought about painting as a from of stress relief, you may want to consider how unleashing your creativity will help calm the body and soul.

A few other features for our Single Minded Women this week:

Your Summer Work Wardrobe: Cool and Chic

Savvy Single Mom: 8 Ways to Prepare For Baby and Me

Mad Men, Rad Women: Who Won the Battle of the Sexes?

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From all of us at SMW.com, Have a great weekend!

Allison O’Connor, Co-Founder