I am exploring painting my emotions. I have a spectacularly dramatic emotional life.I think this goes hand in hand with my creativity, but I also tend to view it as a Bad thing due to our society's tendency to suppress emotions and emphasize positivity.
While I agree that we should strive towards positive and optimistic thoughts to affect good change in our lives, I have observed that judging my emotions or not releasing them causes dis-ease. I am learning to embrace my natural emotions and allow them to pass through without judgement, so they do not stay inside me. One way I am doing this is to paint them, mainly identifying them as colors or patterns. I paint them and I am able to release them as the fleeting things they are.