Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines…. When the hospital becomes the studio… How integrating the arts into hospitals could humanize healthcare Soldiers: Building resilience through art
I’ve been experimenting with paper cutting (wycinanki) and including the cut outs in my art journal. The paper I’ve been using is the white and natural kraft paper that I cover my work surface with…includes random colors, shapes and patterns. I love the graphic nature of the pieces!
My sister recently had a bone marrow transplant at the University of Michigan. One day the art therapist showed up at the door to see if we were interested in an art kit. We were able to choose from coloring, drawing, bracelet and card making kits. When I saw the art kit where you can color a mandala and then make your own, I knew it was for me. My mom and sister decided on the bracelet kits. Creating was a great diversion to our day!
I haven’t been to an amusement park in years so I thought I would capture the art and colors of the rides, signs and games while I went through the park this summer. I’m not fan of clowns…kind of scary to me. Sooooooo…here’s my hand at making a happy clown!
Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines… The Healing Power of Art: Can Hospital Collections Help? Massive Installation at Eskanazi Hospital Art Program for Cancer Patients Expands to UCSF’s Mission Bay Campus
I try to take a walk every day mostly along the river that is nearby. One day I photographed the the bugs I came across. The last photo is of a huuuuuuuuge spider that was on a railing I was leaning on…didn’t know it was there. Arghhhhh!
I really like to wear bracelets so I decided to up cycle some old leather belts I came across to make into cuffs. The hardest part was getting holes into the leather that would accommodate the snaps. After cutting the belt with an Exacto knife and a ruler as a guide, I punched holes into the leather using an old metal hole punch. I’ve since then purchased a leather hole punch which makes it soooooo much easier. I affixed the snaps following the directions on…
Check out this week’s “Art for Your Health Headlines”… More Hospitals Harnessing Healing Power of Art Creative People Age Better, Study Finds Free-form Art Class Lets Girls Put Emotions on Paper
COMBINING A PLANNER & ART JOURNAL I’m a visual person! I still like to write things down and cross it off my list so I use a paper planner. I also like to art journal. In order to combine the two I make a customized planner and art journal. Today I’m featuring the cover and dividers. I used watercolor paper, inks, acrylic paints, Sharpies and white Sakura Gelly Roll pen.
The Toledo Museum of Art recently hosted a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian called “The Art of Video Games”. It chronicled the evolution of gaming including actual games and how games are developed. The first game you come across is Pac Man…it was the most played game there! Mario Brothers… They gave Tetris glasses to the first 100 attendees. There were original illustrations that were developed into game characters. Illustrations to set the stage in the game. The oldest console they exhibited was from Mattel. Board…
I made these business cards in a pinch. Used an “old school” stamp from OfficeMax and some mixed media techniques. Sprayed Dylusion inks onto Avery Business cards using a plastic doilie as a stencil. Stamped my info on the front and back of the card. Then used a Sharpie marker to color the ends black to give it a finished look.
Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines! The Healing Power of Art & Music Hospital Quilt Room Turns Fabric into Wheelchairs Therapy Uses Movement, Song & Art to Expand Cognitive Function
Simple use of simple supplies… office labels envelopes markers glue stick colored masking tape spray inks paper paper cutting doodling gluing
I’ve been experimenting with wycinanki and am incorporating it into my art journals. I love the shapes I get when I cut the paper!