One day when I was feeling especially down, I was talking to my art therapist about it. She suggested doing a project that would help me turn my yucky feelings into happier ones. The basic idea of the project is a 2 layered approach. The bottom layer is made first and decorated with your negative feelings. For my piece, I just used some poster board and I colored big, geometric shapes in lots of dark colors, representing the anger, frustration and sadness I felt. The second layer uses tissue paper to cover up the first layer, but with the tissue paper still being thin and semi-transparent, you can still know that the other feelings are there and that is ok. So for my second layer, I used a childlike scene with a blue sky background, a sunshine, green grass, fluffy clouds and flowers. I used Mod Podge to glue the tissue paper over my first layer. It didn’t turn out stunningly beautiful or anything like that, but I liked the process of changing my thought process a bit. Sometimes all it takes is a change in perspective to make our attitude or day a bit better, and some days, that’s all that matters.