Take a photowalk to document what inspires you but also to get some needed exercise! I often walk with a friend to make it a bit of a “therapy” talk session as well. I also use a fitness tracker to keep track of how far I walk. The only camera equipment I take is my digital camera and iPhone. I don’t take a bag or extra lenses so that I can walk freely and keep photo taking simple. Here’s a post about how I use my iPhone. I…
Simple…white Sakura Gelly Roll pen on black paper.
I was so happy to see my painting “Healing Meadows” featured in the August 2014 National Council of Research Administrators (NCURA) magazine. I was a research administrator in cancer prior to working full time as an artist. So thankful for this honor!
Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines! Aid Art Mural Revealed Why Crafting is good for Mental Health Aurora Art Therapy Student
I love milk glass because of the simplicity of just clean plain white. They are visually quieting. I’ve collected a number of pieces to organize my art supplies. Most pieces were $1 or less. I also like that all I have to do is pop them in the dishwasher to get them clean.
MY INSPIRATION: When I was in middle school I got my ears pierced. One of my first pair of earrings were turquoise and the dangly kind. I thought I looked great in them. I loved the color combined with the silver.
Using artwork to improve health outcomes How art therapy helps hospitalized children The Healing Arts Program at Montefiore: a collaboration that heals patients and nurses
I was recently asked by a reporter from the US News and World Report on what I mean by “creative wellness” for a recent article. In response, I said that if you relate to how you take care of your health to creativity then you can understand how creativity can be part of your overall “wellness” just like eating right and exercising. Wellness is actively seeking to be in good health and creativity can be a part of it. Perfect health just doesn’t happen one…
Lake Michigan Beauty Summers in the Great Lakes are beautiful! Here are a few posts about what life is like during this great time of year. A Walk Along a Michigan Beach Memorial Day at the Lake Budweiser Clydesdale Horses in Ludington Michigan
Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines… Calm Down and Get Your Zentangle On Arts and Medicine. Do It. Group’s Effort to Link Arts and Medicine Could be a Boon to Greater Cleveland
I’ve been using this book about flowers to sketch and doodle flowers. I doodled these while in the hospital visiting my sister. Here are a couple more posts about how I use this book as a sketchbook. Altered Book Highlighter Art Repurposed Book as Sketchbook for Flower Illustrations
Check out this week’s “ART FOR YOUR HEALTH” headlines! Wheelchair art adds colour to Ottawa Rehab Centre Reflecting on Edith Kramer: Art Therapy Pioneer and Artist Healing Arts: Carving Wooden fish eases Lakeshore veteran’s mind from Korean War Memories
Trying to find time to be creative can be a difficult. But I challenge you to find small increments of time (10-30 minutes) when you can sketch and doodle. Creating doesn’t mean making a finished piece of artwork but rather being free to try new techniques, experiment with a new color combination or style of artwork. When do I find incremental time to create? Think about all the time wasted “waiting” or just sitting… having my morning coffee waiting at the doctor’s office while watching television while being…