Summer Beckons

“Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn

Summer is the best time for adventure. The warm weather makes it easier to spend time outdoors and engage in activities, such as hiking, camping, swimming, and other activities under the sun. Summer also brings a sense of energy and enthusiasm, which opens an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and try new things, such as visiting new places, trying fresh foods, and doing extraordinary things.

Taking an adventure brings many benefits. One is relieving stress since the world gets so much pressure and clutter. We can also reconnect with nature since people depend on technology nowadays. Being with nature allows for a sense of belonging, making individuals feel more connected to something bigger than themselves. Also, by going on an adventure, people can practice their social skills by conversing with others who share their interests, especially since we were locked in our homes for over two years during the pandemic.

According to a study conducted in 2016 by Mutz & Müller, which included data from 15 students aged 19 to 25, spending eight days in the wilderness had developed higher levels of life satisfaction, contentment, mindfulness, and self-efficacy and lower levels of perceived stress among these young adults. The study suggests that spending time outdoors can have a profoundly favorable impact on one’s well-being and mental health. – Toby Denise Concepcion

For now, let these artworks from take you to your next adventure!

Sunset at Pagudpud

“Sunset at Pagudpud”
12″ x 18″ Acrylic on Canvas

At Peace by the Streams

“At Peace by the Streams”
30″ x 30″ Acrylic on Canvas

Girl in the River

“Girl in the River”
24″ x 19″ Oil on Canvas

The Journey to Freedom

“The Journey to Freedom”
27″ x 35″ Acrylic on Canvas

Calle Crisologo

“Calle Crisologo”
18″ x 24″ Oil on Canvas