If you are a kid, or a kid at heart this page is for you. Do you ever feel something inside of yourself that you can not explain? You are not alone. Making sense of what is going on inside of us is something that we all need to do. If we take time to do it together, it can be a lot of fun.
One of the ways I like to explore my feelings is through painting. When I get out my paintbrushes and my paints, I feel a sense of freedom. I can decide to paint whatever color I want. I can decide what it means to me once I paint on the page. Soon the painted picture becomes a little tiny piece of what I was feeling right there in front of me on the page.
You can paint what you are feeling inside on a page in front of you too. It is really easy to do. Just get a piece of paper, a paper plate for mixing colors, red, yellow, blue, black, and white tempera paints, a paintbrush and water.
Close your eyes and think of a feeling that you have right now or an important feeling that you had before. Take time to breathe and see in your mind’s eye what it is you want to be your focus. Paint your feelings on your paper. Once you have your painted picture, look at it carefully. Did you learn how the feelings you have on the inside might look on the outside? Do you feel better about your feelings since you can see them on paper?
Talk to your mom or dad about your feelings. You might find that they have feelings similar to yours. Ask them to join you and paint a picture of their feelings.
Would you like to share your paintings with more people? If you send your paintings to Everfield Press, We will share them on this website. We may even share them in a youtube video about Emotatudes.
You will find that understanding your feelings will bring you much happiness. For this reason, every March 20, Everfield Press will be awarding a painting of a feeling by anyone aged 2-122 with a free set of Emotatude Books, and an Amazon gift certificate.
In 2012 the first ever UN conference on Happiness took place, and the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which decreed that the International Day of Happiness would be observed every year on 20 March. The United Nations celebrated it for the first time in 2013.
Please send your painting using tempera paint, 8 ½ x 11” paper in a 9×12” envelop, with a self-addressed stamped return envelop to:
19005 SW 13th Ave
Everfield Press may include your art in our youtube show “Dealing with Feelings.!”
Ps. Please include the attached release form if you are a minor.