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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: HOSPITALS AS STUDIO, HUMANIZING HEALTHCARE & SOLDIERS BUILDING RESILIENCY

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

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ART KITS: GIFTS OF ART PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM

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!

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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: CAN HOSPITAL COLLECTIONS HELP?, INSTALLATION AT ESKANAZI HOSPITAL & UCSF ART PROGRAM EXPANDS

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

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LEATHER BELT UPCYCLE CUFF BRACELET

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…

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CREATIVE’S PLANNER & ART JOURNAL COVER & DIVIDERS

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.

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THE ART OF VIDEO GAMES AT THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

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…

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DIY HANDMADE MIXED MEDIA BUSINESS CARDS

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.

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ART FOR YOUR HEALTH: HEALING POWER, HOSPITAL QUILT ROOM & EXPAND COGNITIVE FUNCTION

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

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