Art Cards – Week 42 – Meltdown and Chicago

Somedays, I think I’m strong. Other days, I’m not feeling it as much. Even the strongest people can have a meltdown, especially when life gets overwhelming. But you dig deep down, take charge, stand up for yourself, and figure out how to make things better. That was the idea behind one of my art cards for last week.

I was lucky enough to observe an event last week that filled me with hope and inspiration. I added the lyrics “may you stay forever young” from a song written by Bob Dylan, which was performed at that event. Very uplifting!

I was also fortunate to be able to join my graphic design program on Friday for a field trip to Chicago.We toured a letterpress and screen printing shop, bummed around the city, shopped at a thrift store and a couple art supply stores, and toured the Art Institute.

It was great fun spending the day with my creative buddies, so it turned out to be a pretty good week after all.

10 comments

  • Awesome! I’ve been to the Art Institute of Chicago, actually! When I was around 18 or 19, with my cousins from Minnesota. We drove there with my aunt & uncle in January, haha. It was the year that the Film Festival was going to be in Chicago (I’m dating myself, I know) and I saw a fab black and white poster advertising it… it had Dolph Lundgren in a torn shirt, with all his muscles outlined in shadows… I drooled over that poster! My uncle found one for sale a month or so later, and sent it to me for my birthday! I was SO HAPPY!! Ha ha! Hormonal teens love that stuff.

    Saw lots of cool art at the Institute… we had so much fun, even though it was freezing outside! Glad you enjoyed your trip and did other fun things, too.

  • oh Terri so sorry you had a bad day last week…you are not alone we all have them. I do.

    But glad you got to go on your trip and could come back and show it to us.

    Here’s to hoping this week runs a little smoother for you 😉

  • Yeah we all have those meltdowns I think some of us more times than we like. Glad you worked it out were brave to share:)

  • Hi Terri! It must have been difficult time for you. I can’t imagine how it has been at your work. Fortunately you have something positive to fill your time and cheer you up. Even it’s drawing, painting, sewing, knitting … always when we do what we love, it takes our mind away from ‘the downs of the life’. At least for a moment. Your journal cards are great and I love that project!
    Thank you for your sweet comment!
    xxx Teje

  • So sorry you had a down day, but glad to see you are back up! The trip to Chicago sounds like it was a great time! Always fun to get away and see a new place.

    Love your art cards!

  • I’ve been enjoying your pictures on Flickr. Sorry about the meltdown.

  • I’m sorry to hear that you had such a bad week but I know you are level headed and will get through even the toughest times with the help of your family and friends. Forever Young is a beautiful song which has a lot of meaning to me, as I’m sure if does many. May you always have a strong foundation my friend upon the shifting winds of change.

    I’m happy that you managed to end your week on a positive note and had fun hanging out with your friends!

    Love Shell x

  • Hi there~I hope you’re feeling better. Hope everything is okay. Hugs to you!

  • Hugs to you, my friend!:)

  • Aw Terri, I am sorry you had a bad day. I am glad you are feeling better though and the trip to Chicago sounds wonderful. How fun seeing the letterpress and the art institute. I haven’t been to Chicago yet but it’s on my list of places to visit. Maybe one day. 🙂

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