It’s tough to be angry when you’re hooking up art as a prize for this week’s photo contest winner, someone who has always been supportive and kind.

Congrats, AZMouse for the most creative scenarios on the tourist photo. Since AZMouse is an avid animal lover with two dogs and two cats, the prize is a polka-dot dog-cat, created with kindness and joy.

AZMouse's new RynArt polka-dot dog-cat/Ryn Gargulinski

AZMouse's new RynArt polka-dot dog-cat/Ryn Gargulinski

Now the photo contest post is going to quietly disappear lest it wreak havoc when we least expect it, like during my next vacation.

Thanks to all who participated in the contest – every entry made me chuckle.

Gratitude also goes out to readers and fellow bloggers, such as Renee Schafer Horton, who came to my defense. I’m still unsure what to think of other bloggers who initiated hateful, personal attacks or jumped on the mega-hit bandwagon with false accusations and less-than-positive posts. Oh well. Like a wise man once told me: “F it.”

Creating art is one of the best ways to deal with emotions. You can use it to enhance joy or rid yourself of hatred, despair, disgust and rage. Just don’t work with sharp metal during the rage.

Reviewing my portfolio, it becomes clear when I used art to help me through a difficult situation or to celebrate something beautiful.

Illustration Ryn Gargulinski

Illustration Ryn Gargulinski

A bad hair day

artpurgegetlost

Art and photo Ryn Gargulinski

Recovering from solicitors

Art and photo Ryn Gargulinski

Art and photo Ryn Gargulinski

That bumblebee sting

Art and photo Ryn Gargulinski

Art and photo Ryn Gargulinski

Enduring screaming kids at a theater

Illustration Ryn Gargulinski

Illustration Ryn Gargulinski

That vegetable attack

Art and photo Ryn Gargulinski

Art and photo Ryn Gargulinski

Celebrating bats in early morning or while walking the dogs at dusk

wb-logolil

What do you think?

Have you used art to purge? What did you come up with?

How do you get rid of emotions or celebrate something grand?

follow rynski:

What do you think?