Michelle Twohig
art of horses and nature to bring your happy place home

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Does your art relieve your stress?

Start with a best friend that loves the beach...

Start with a best friend that loves the beach...

What does the art on your walls do for you? I'm not talking about what it does for the couch or the decor in general...but for you? When you look at it does it take you somewhere, allowing you to block out everything else? Does it help you quiet your mind, on demand? Does it perform any service other than to fill a space with something you don't notice anymore?  

...enjoys the sunsets with you...

...enjoys the sunsets with you...

When you can't be in your happy place outside, you deserve art that inspires your senses, lowers your stress and takes you there anyway. Every day.

Art that touches your soul is not a luxury, it's a necessity. Whether you create it yourself or you buy it, art has the power to offer solace or any other energy that would benefit you most.

...the flight and sound of sea birds...

...the flight and sound of sea birds...

One tip is to look for art that engages your senses in the same way as your happy place. Maybe it's the scent of cedar, the sight of Nature's mastery in combining colors, the taste of salt air, the feel of enveloping fog or a horse's soft muzzle or the sound of a bird flapping its wings. Another tip is to think of the feelings you get when you're in your happy place—peace, comfort, calm, freedom, ecstasy. What would those feelings look like? 

...and the millions of stars found at night and in sand-made constellations...

...and the millions of stars found at night and in sand-made constellations...

For more examples, my interpretations can be seen here or on Instagram @happyplaceartist where I'm combining new ones with haikus. If you post images of the happy place sensations and feelings you find in Nature or with horses on Instagram, please use the hash tag #happyplaceartstudio so I can comment and encourage you! And if you like Facebook groups, join me and others in this one!

Please let me know in the comments below how I can help you bring your happy place into your home or office with art that takes you there!