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Expressive Art Therapy Technique

This is an art therapy technique that helps with calmness and relaxation for those with anxiety and stress. I have started an online counseling and art therapy practice and I have been developing YouTube videos to show different types of art therapy tasks


  • Watercolor
  • Watercolor paper
  • Brushes
  • Container for water
  • Paper towel
  • Ink pens

Start by painting with watercolors shapes symbols and anything that you would like it could be realistic trying it could be abstract. The idea is for this painting to be calming and relaxing.

Using a hair dryer can speed up the process of drying time for you to use the ink pens. But this art task can be divided into two days if you want to spend time painting for one day let it dry and then return back the next day to add the details with the ink pen

Once you are finished then you could add details using the ink pens. The ink pens can be black or it could be color ink pens.

You could find a demonstration on this on my YouTube channel Zen Art and Wellness.


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Pen and Ink Drawing

The most current pen and ink drawings have been posted on Etsy.

I have been working on these drawings for awhile and finally finished.

It’s a calming way to draw with micron pens.

Check Out Etsy Shop

Find more drawings in pen and ink prints and acrylic painting prints for sale.

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Here’s what I have been up to

I have been busy with my job, so there was a delay to post on this blog and to post new art for my Etsy shop… I also have been fighting my chronic fatigue.

Cross stitch

I have a little update on Rue Paris… I still have to finish this row, one more page left.


I have been watercoloring in my journal. Some art is up for sale on Etsy. These are close up images.

Pen and ink drawing

I only did one pen and ink. It is up for sale on Etsy.

Color pencil drawing

I have not decided if I want to put this up for sale. I normally don’t draw figures.


Finished a scarf using searsucker knit stitch. Not for sale.

That is what I have been up to. Also I have blanket I am stitching using crochet. I ordered a book to learn more crochet stitches. I self-taught knitting so I can self-teach crochet.

Coming next year

I have been working on an adult coloring book, I have designed the pages and waiting for more visions. Once it is completed I will decide how to publish it. My goal is this time next year to have it published.

Here’s my Etsy shop –

Thank you for supporting me.