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.
Here I go again... gushing about my job! The fact is, I love facilitating the Therapeutic Drawing series at Directions Health. I take great joy and comfort in knowing I don't have to do very much; just share in the creative activity and reap the benefits. The studies are right! Participants always say that they … Continue reading How did I get to be so lucky?
An inquiry into change... one eye on the changing feeling naked linked to spreading wings arteries drawing life away from crippled limbs. A poetic response to representation of personal change. Ink blot and collage, 2018
Today, I intended to follow the same process I presented in the previous post, but this time I worked on an unpleasant emotion. Interestingly, I forgot all about the contemplation part of the process (steps three & four) and found myself quite literally, cutting to the cutting up!I found the words to express my embodied … Continue reading Another abstract word collage
Here is a simple activity creating an abstract art piece from words. I often use this process when I want to quickly integrate an emotional reaction to something; either a comfortable or uncomfortable emotion. It takes me about 30 - 40 minutes to complete. But I have been doing them for a while now! I like … Continue reading Create a word collage and watch what happens…
What is this feeling? A sensation of uneasiness in the area of my lower stomach… I can’t find the right word to describe it… sort of a tension… could be nervous energy… no, that’s not right… maybe I’m a little anxious? ... I’m invited to explore what’s happening. I choose some pastels… I’m drawn to … Continue reading What is this feeling?