Wednesday, May 12, 2010

posture


A just for fun exercise, "loosening up my posture" for where you hang your hat
As an artist, much of what I do requires a method, but then again, to allow room for letting go is a huge bonus. Just the act of each stroke of the brush takes on a sort of sun salutation for me, an exercise of sorts. With each work, I analyze my posture, I breathe, I huff and I exhale out with each jab of the brush. Did you ever stop to analyze how posturing can affect the outcome of your day.

Sit up or stand up straight, devote each inhale as one part inspiration and the exhale as the release of what you are doing, the expression. Are you aware of your posture, did I inspire you to straighten up? I know I tell my kids to take note of their posture each day, why should I not include you too.

19 comments:

Debra said...

My sister and I were raised on good posture. From the time we could stand- my Mother made sure we were always standing tall and straight. Ballet! Stretching! ...and let's not forget walking with a book on our head...

pve design said...

Debra,
I can only imagine that you have the most beautiful posture. My mother too (still to this day) could spot a slouch a mile away. I have a hunch many of us do need daily reminders as the day progresses to sit up straight.
If you see "Babies" the movie, you will love the scene with the wee one, with the can on his head.
I still practic with a book on my head.
pve

pve design said...

oops, "practice" makes perfect posture.
pve

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Yes you did! It's awful to see people hunched over. Beautiful illustration of the house!

pve design said...

Ancathus & Acorn-
Thanks - yes, I know that my work always flows better according to my posturing.
As always, I am so appreciative of your standing up straight and leaving me a comment. :)
pve

Virginia @ Where You Hang Your Hat said...

NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I must repeat, NO WAY! Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, PVE, I love it, love it, love it, love it, love it, love it. I don't know what else to say because my repeating these words just isn't doing my excitement justice. Thank you! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!!

ashley maureen said...

thank you for the gentle reminder. i try to be conscious about my posture but i know i am not the best. must do such an excercise soon.

Kwana said...

Great post. I need to striaghten up.

Karena said...

Posture and deep breathing also relieve stress! Gooed thoughts Patricia!

Karena

Art by Karena

BonjourRomance said...

THanks for reminding me to straighten up, yes you have inspired me. Your latest painting looks beautiful - I think the owner is very pleased!
Mimi

24 Corners said...

So funny! I was just noticing how slouchy I was sitting and did a big straightep up with a big breath...and then I clicked on your post...I think someone is trying to tell me something! ;)
J~

Deliciously Organized said...

I have to work on my posture every single day. It's horrible. I force myself to sit up!

BALLET NEWS said...

you only have to watch the grace of ballet dancers to know what a blesssing good posture can be... best to start young of course..

VictoriaArt said...

This is so lovely! Hope yoga helps too!!!
I can't believe your post today, look what came out of my 'pen' this morning...

Willow Decor said...

You draw the most lovely buildings and landscapes! I always admire your work!! I need to straighten up myself!! Too much blogging hunched over the computer. Really though, the house is awesome!!
xx-Gina

gina said...

Gorgeous illustration - also a great illustration of how to be.

Mary Lou said...

From one with "computer neck", I will try to do better, she says as she sits up straight.
Love the illustration.

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Yes, I did adjust my posture, thanks for the reminder.
I don't know how I have missed your amazing blog here. I think I'm going to need some time to read and look at all of your fabulous artwork.

Londen

Summer is a Verb said...

What a cute house! I'd wrap that back porch in hydrangea...XXOO