The Fine Art Of Healing

Breathe In Peace

Breathe-In Peace – A Digital Sketch

Our trip to Colorful Guatemala is now a fading memory but it did supply me with blogging material to keep me busy for a month or so. Two planned hip surgeries for my wife in the past 5 weeks have made for a bit of a bumpy landing back home in Denver but we are getting through it. I think the toughest thing about spending a lot of time in the hospital for me is that it’s hard watching someone you Love going through so much and memories of other traumas come flooding back to me.  It also is takes me away from my creative space and slows my productivity to a snails pace. I find myself trying to feed my painting addiction with an iPad and an App. I find myself walking the grounds of the hospital looking for photographic opportunities with my i phone and I find myself rambling about my plight on my Macbook Pro……Thank God for technology!

“Early Train To Aurora” – Heading to the hospital one week ago

University of Colorado Hospital

University of Colorado Hospital

The Anschutz Campus of the University of Colorado Hospital is an amazing facility that rivals the best in the world. People often joke about losing money in Vegas, that they helped build the place and must go visit their money occasionally. I make the same jokes about Anschutz but also feel lucky that my family has such excellent care. You can’t go wrong with a place that hangs a Bierstadt in the Lobby.

Anschutz LobbyMountain Landscape

mountain landscape tag

Art fills the gardens, lobbies, hallways and waiting rooms at UCH. Thousands of patients with all sorts of serious afflictions spend days and nights in this place and the art has a powerful healing quality for them and for those who are supporting them. Have you personally experienced the healing power of art? I’d like to hear about it.

“Let It Out” – my own healing digital doodling

2 thoughts on “The Fine Art Of Healing

  1. I hope your wife finds health and healing! I have worked in a hospital for 28 years and I wouldn’t work anywhere else! Where there is healing, there is hope. I work with teenagers and children and art is a huge component of the healing therapy I bring to them. Continue to look for hope as you pace the hospital halls. Best Wishes!

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