This journey started when I rediscovered this abstract. I had painted it ages ago and didn't know what to do with it next... I hadn't felt motivated to paint for fun for quite some time. So I consulted Mr. Google and became inspired by the simplicity of Sandrine Pellissier's abstract still life process and thought … Continue reading Trying something new…
Today, the Directions Health Therapeutic Drawing group visited the National Gallery of Australia (NGA). Margaret and John, our Gallery educators for our afternoon experience, led a creative discussion of horizons, sky, and air whilst inspiring us with the art of two extraordinary Australian artists. Then we created what I call response art of our experience. Afterwards, … Continue reading An afternoon at the Gallery
Last week, inquirers in the Arcadia House Mindful Art Therapy group expressed their emerging experience of recovery by creating representations using drawing, collage, found poetry and conversation. I am always astounded by the courage, insight and honesty that is expressed as everyone shares what they have have to know.
My friend (an art therapist) said 'choose some figures from my new collection'. I obliged although I didn't really feel like playing. I placed them on a large piece of paper and moved them around until they 'felt right'. I felt my energy shift as my curiosity arose. I looked at the postures of the … Continue reading I was feeling unsure… vulnerable.
Sharing 'pebbles' whilst playing with ink and water.