CAPTURING silver linings can change lives.
That’s the message Monto’s Melissa Dowling is spreading with her new online art course, Gratitude through the Lens.
Participants in the course take photos of something they are grateful for every day, post it online and talk about their choice of picture with the rest of the class.
“It’s a really powerful idea, because once you constantly start looking for the things you are grateful for you become a more positive person,” she said.
The art teacher and mum said it was after taking a few hard knocks from life herself that she realised the power of gratitude.
“My son was born with a disability and that turns your whole world upside down,” she said.
“I didn’t have time for art after I became a mother but I started posting pictures of things I was grateful for on Facebook. It kept me positive and gave me something creative to do.”
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POSITIVE OUTLOOK: Monto artist Melissa Dowling has started an online workshop teaching the power of gratitude through photography.