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Intuitive Painting #6

I have been painting on a canvas for the past week. Each night instead of journalling in a notebook or in an art book, I took my journalling to a canvas.

Below is the previous journal entries in a 24″x 30″ canvas

Here’s the #6 intuitive Painting from yesterday.

I have been feeling more like myself. In the past few days decisions were made. I’m going to look into buying a home. I live in a townhouse, which I do love, but the neighbors and being on the board has caused toxic relationships to appear. I was happier here when I was not on the board. I had more free time and didn’t know what people were like here. Until now.

Yesterday, was house cleaning day. I started in my closet, took clothes to donation. And shredded papers and took that to recycle bin. In between of that, my art supplies got organized. I am happier to know that going inside a craft store is not needed any time soon. I certainly have own store!

During the evening it was relaxing, exercise and knitting. I fell asleep on the sofa. That felt great. I forgot to write and post this blog. So now it’s morning.

I will be seeing a few clients. And I will be resting maybe cross stitching. I’m glad to have my free time back.

I still want to quit being on the board, but not sure how soon I’ll find a house to buy. Until then I’m going to try to keep my peace.

Happy Day

Caroline

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Art Therapy Journal

I have been an art therapist for over 10 years. I work with all ages and types of diagnosis.

ART THERAPY

Art Therapy explores feelings through the creative process of making art. When making art it reduces stress and anxiety.

Benefits of Art Therapy:

  • Improve social skills
  • Process past trauma
  • Reduces stress
  • Improve self-awareness
  • Express emotions and thoughts
  • Recognizing own strengths and weaknesses
  • Increase creative skills
  • Learn coping mechanisms
  • Experience feels of empowerment

(This is only information, not in replacement of seeking therapy from a professional in your area)

ART JOURNAL

Most clients love the concept of an art journal. An art journal ling can take place of client’s writing. Some don’t like to write, words don’t come easy to them and others rather express their thoughts and emotions using other mediums.

The supplies needed are:

  • paint brushes
  • paint-acrylic or tempera/watercolor
  • crayons
  • colored pencils
  • oil pastels
  • soft pastels
  • art sketch book for a journal-8″x11″

Directive

  1. Choose the supplies you want to work with for the art journal entry.
  2. Close your eye, or look at a spot on the floor, take a few deep breaths.
  3. Relax your body and focus on your breathing.
  4. Think of a word that describes your day or your feeling.
  5. Once you have an idea of how to express your day or feelings using the creative process, open your eyes and begin creating.
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from my own art journal
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from my own art journal