Things to Think About on a Bad Day (Art Dump and Writing Prompt ft. The Artidote)

artwork by Jose Romussi

artwork by Jose Romussi

“You are not weak just because your heart feels so heavy.” — Andrea Gibson

drawing by Ariane Mayumi

drawing by Ariane Mayumi

“Whenever you’re going through a bad day just remember, your track record for getting through bad days, so far, is 100%; and that’s pretty damn good.” —Unknown

artwork by Lisa Murphy

artwork by Lisa Murphy

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” — Dalai Lama

artwork by Philipp Igumnov

artwork by Philipp Igumnov

“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.” — Maya Angelou

artwork by Kemi Mai

artwork by Kemi Mai

“Everyone who terrifies you is sixty-five percent water. And everyone you love is made of stardust, and I know sometimes you cannot even breathe deeply, and the night sky is no home, and you have cried yourself to sleep enough times that you are down to your last two percent, but nothing is infinite, not even loss. You are made of the sea and the stars, and one day you are going to find yourself again.”  
—Finn Butler

Whenever I’m having a bad day, I drown myself in art. For me, there is nothing more comforting than knowing that somewhere there’s someone who feels or who has felt the same way. It’s such a blessing to have my every thought and every sentiment expressed by a co-artist through lines and colors or words and phrases I’ll never put together myself. Not as beautifully as they could, at least.

There are times when I would look at a drawing or read lines from a book and suddenly I just wanna call out the name of the genius behind it and say “Hey, our souls know each other!” To be honest, it is art and only art that makes me believe in love at first sight.

(Art mashups were taken from The Artidote facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/the.artidote?fref=ts)

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