What makes us happy in life? – Art a Business

Minimal watercolour

When it comes to our well-being, other people matter.

Evidence shows that good relationships – with family, friends and our wider communities – are important for our mental wellbeing.

Mental wellbeing means feeling good about ourselves and the world around us and functioning well.

Building stronger, wider social connections can help us feel happier and more secure, and give us a greater sense of purpose.

Connect with others can mean many things? At an elementary level, all of us are connected to each other as balls of energy constantly changing and reacting.

I want to talk about painting pictures coz that’s what I do. As I have said before this is not something that I have done for the whole of my life. I have not been through an exhaustive education system to back up or validate my opinion

However, I have had a relationship with life and its ups and downs. This has enabled me to experience many things that all translate into a life education.

I have a degree in lack of respect. Distorted sense of confidence. Delusions of grandeur at times and many other negative degrees. I also have some Diplomas in endurance, courage, diplomacy and creativity.

The one thing that I am still endeavouring to piece together is a success.

By that, I mean holistic well being.

In the World of Happiness Report, we find that the key driver for global happiness is relationships.

It is in our relationships that many of us can measure our sustainable fulfilment I think.

So our relationships are like a painting.

The process that I use when I make a painting revolves around building a gradual relationship with the subject that I am working with and indeed the materials involved in that.

Sometimes I hit it off straight away.

Often it takes a fair amount of dialogue to get to a point where there is a growing understanding of the subject matter and my own movements.

In summary, we are in a relationship with everything around us and it is this aspect of making art that I want to go into further over the next couple of videos.

I refer to relationships continually when I am talking during painting a picture. This can often be in silence on the outside.

See you in the next blog Thank you

-Patrick

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