AntiAnxietyArt

Delightful abstract paintings and hand embroidery

Lexington, Massachusetts 55 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars (7)

AntiAnxietyArt

Delightful abstract paintings and hand embroidery

Lexington, Massachusetts | 55 Sales

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Julianna Stockton

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Julianna Stockton

Announcement    Order by December 13th for standard shipping delivery in time for Christmas; after that date you'll need to upgrade to Priority shipping for items to arrive in time.

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Original abstract acrylic paintings and colorful contemporary decor, all artwork handpainted and handstitched in the USA.

I share new projects, shop updates, and ideas on how to reduce stress & create joy on my mailing list, Creative Delights. Sign up at: www.antianxietyart.com/delightlist

Follow on instagram & Facebook @antianxietyart.

Visit my blog & website at: www.antianxietyart.com
follow me on instagram: instagram.com/antianxietyart

for other questions or collaboration inquiries, email me: info [!at] antianxietyart.com

www.antianxietyart.com

Wishing you more joy, less stress, and happy colors everywhere!

~ Julianna

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Last updated on Nov 25, 2019

Order by December 13th for standard shipping delivery in time for Christmas; after that date you'll need to upgrade to Priority shipping for items to arrive in time.

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Original abstract acrylic paintings and colorful contemporary decor, all artwork handpainted and handstitched in the USA.

I share new projects, shop updates, and ideas on how to reduce stress & create joy on my mailing list, Creative Delights. Sign up at: www.antianxietyart.com/delightlist

Follow on instagram & Facebook @antianxietyart.

Visit my blog & website at: www.antianxietyart.com
follow me on instagram: instagram.com/antianxietyart

for other questions or collaboration inquiries, email me: info [!at] antianxietyart.com

www.antianxietyart.com

Wishing you more joy, less stress, and happy colors everywhere!

~ Julianna

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“For Franklin” painting celebrating Rosalind Franklin looks so awesome in her new home! This one’s already been adopted, but there are a more STEM-inspired pieces still available.

About AntiAnxietyArt

Sales 55
On Etsy since 2018

Painting my way from stress to joy

While I’ve always loved art & color (my favorite color: ALL the colors. organized in rainbow order. obviously.) and making things with my hands, for a long time I let my frustration and perfectionism get in the way of producing any creative work. I could never get the project to look like the vision I had in my head. I would give up part way through because it was harder to execute than I’d envisioned. Ironically, while making things with my hands (especially colorful happy things) has always helped lift my depression and reduce my anxiety, I regularly let anxiety & perfectionism keep me from making anything because I'd find it too overwhelming or exhausting to get started.

Then in 2015, I started art journaling. It was an incredibly freeing medium for me - a way to express emotions and process feelings with colors and images alongside words. And having a book with so many pages to work in, the “stakes” for any one page became so low, I could just paint swatches of new paints or experiment with techniques

So page by page, mark by mark, I began to shed the perfectionism and anxiety that had held me back from fully embracing creative expression. No joke, one of my earliest art journal pages was “You don’t have to be perfect to be wonderful”.

I started experimenting with cut paper collage, watercolors, and other mixed media techniques as I grew more and more confident to stretch my creative wings. I eventually grew brave enough to venture out of the "safe" confines of a book I could close up and keep secret, to expressing myself on big, bright, colorful canvases through abstract acrylic painting.

I've found so much joy & anxiety-relief in the process of painting itself, and also in regularly surrounding myself with a multitude of delicious colors & textures. I now hope to spread some of those little sparks of happiness & calm to more homes & offices around the world! I truly believe in this era of increasing glorification of "busyness", we can all use some "touchstones" that remind us to slow down, savor the serene, and celebrate the beauty around us.

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  • Julianna Stockton

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    Painter, Artist, Webmaster, Director of Shipping & Logistics, Photo Stylist, Color Coordinator

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