Voices: American Music. An exhibit done entirely by ArtStreet residents focusing on the topic of disenfranchised voices within American music 1900-present day. Come out to the opening reception tomorrow from 5:30-7:00 in the gallery to see more and hear from the artists!
To be the best version of yourself, check out the following daily affirmations and self-care tips courtesy of ArtStreet’s own Maggie Fiegl.
1. Give yourself permission to “Let It Go!”
Embrace your inner Elsa! Let it go! Ask yourself “Is this really going to matter in 5 years?” Unless it’s something big, then go to tip #2.
2. Talk to someone you trust.
Have someone to go to who can help with the big stuff. Life is scary sometimes, but having someone to go through it with makes it a little less scary. Even if you’ve got the big stuff down pat, call someone you care about and tell them you love them. Spread love!
3. Tell yourself “I am good enough.”
No matter what you do, you are good enough. You don’t have to cure cancer, invent a way to download pizza and finish that Philosophy paper all in one day. It’s okay if you just want to binge-watch some Netflix for a little while. You’re allowed to do that.
4. Use your 5 senses (sound, sight, smell, taste, touch).
Listen to a song that makes you feel good about yourself (Katy Perry’s Roar or Sara Bareilles’ Brave work for me). Go to your happy place in your mind by lighting a candle (shh….don’t tell Housing) or going to a coffee shop and just taking in the awesome smells. Indulge in some comfort foods or pull on that t-shirt that’s softer than a puppy’s butt. Your senses are your friends.
5. Live in the present.
Dwelling on the past doesn’t change what may have happened and unless you’re Raven Baxter from That’s So Raven, you can’t see the future. So why worry? Yeah, I know, easier said than done. So just take baby steps. Go on a walk and take in the sights and sounds of campus. Spring is on its way and UD will be bustling with activity. Go experience it and just live in that moment.
6. Do something for others.
Go give blood (ArtStreet is having a blood drive on March 31st!), go volunteer with one of the many awesome service orgs on campus, go to a Green Dot training with your friends, genuinely compliment someone or recognize them for something that you think is pretty awesome about them. Doing something nice for others makes us feel good about ourselves and can brighten someone else’s day. Plus, kindness is contagious. People see you doing something nice and suddenly, people are doing random acts of kindness all over the place.
7. BE BRAVE!
Do something every day that scares you. Even if it’s just talking to that person you professed your love to on @UDCrushes. I promise you, if you do one thing each day that might freak you out a bit, when you look back on all you’ve accomplished, you can’t help but be proud of yourself.
Don’t forget to take care of yourself, because “You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” And be sure to sign up for ArtStreet’s upcoming Wednesday workshop. We’re discussing self esteem and what it means to love yourself. Even if you can’t make the event, participate by posting a selfie on social media with the hashtag #ArtStreetSelfieProject. It can be of just you, a group of friends, or with your favorite pet, just as long as you can look at it and accept that you are awesome just as you are. Register for the workshop by clicking here.
The selfie knows no geographical boundaries. Across the world, from Russia to Brazil, people love taking pictures of themselves. The rate at which they do so, however, can vary widely depending on where they live.
Time has gathered the data, crunched the numbers, and found an answer to the contest we’ve all secretly been participating in each time we upload a vanity mugshot from an oblique angle: What is the selfiest city in the world?
Have you heard about our #ArtStreetSelfieProject? This Wednesday Workshop will talk about self-esteem and how it can be affected by social media. Join ArtStreet by posting a selfie with the hashtag above and sign up for the workshop here.
"What makes an image interesting is its context. When you’re in an art gallery looking at paintings you sort of have a level of expectation that the art is the final product. In a pizzeria the art is a means to an end."
Pizza = Art.
This is wonderful. -Amanda
I got Yayoi Kusama, which contemporary artist are you? Click through to take the quiz!
Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX has partnered with Oh My Disney to bring a new art exhibit titled “Nothing’s Impossible.” This exhibit pays tribute to classic Disney and Pixar films with artfully remained posters. Click through for more images via Buzzfeed!
Libby Gill performs with Music Therapy Club at Thursday Night Live in ArtStreet Cafe