No art experience or talent needed. Therapeutic Creative Expression is based on using pictures and color spontaneously and intuitively. It takes no artistic knowledge just scissors, magazines, paper and paste. If you want to throw in a bit of color markers, crayons, pens, pencils, cheap acrylic paint can be used.
An image is worth a 1,000 words. Images are picked intuitively to paste onto the page – they can be literal, symbolic and/or metaphorical representation of your thoughts, feelings, wishes, experiences you want to express.
Therapeutic for the BODY: Research has shown that doing creative expression all forms, journaling, painting, sewing, knitting, drawing, etc – LOWERS the stress response & and bolsters immunity. (will not, however, help you lose weight or eliminate wrinkles)
Therapeutic for the MIND: It’s a safe, quick, easy way to express inexpressible thoughts & feelings and give vision to the invisible using images, shapes, color.
Therapeutic for the SOUL: Creative expression comes from unconscious wisdom and knowing. When you allow yourself to focus on the PROCESS of doing, knowing there is no right or wrong way to express yourself you suspend your ego. (some egos take more suspension than others) All creative expression is a reflection of your being.
1. Lots’a my own drawings, paintings, poems and stories to prove that I use it for stress reduction (and mainly to amuse myself).
2. Tutorials: Drawing, journaling, processing etc. (not a lot posted because I’m busy amusing myself)
3. Sharing: YOUR creative expression. (I need help with material for my posts) You do NOT need to have any talent, experience nor artistic ability to doodle, smush paint and wax poetic.
Send me your creative “stuff”. I’ll post your photographs, poems, haiku, paintings drawing to inspire others.
- “All Art is a gift of the Holy Spirit. When this light shines through the mind of a musician, it manifests itself in beautiful harmonies. Again, shining through the mind of a poet, it is seen in fine poetry and poetic prose. When the Light of the Sun of Truth inspires the mind of a painter, he produces marvelous pictures. These gifts are fulfilling their highest purpose, when showing forth the praise of God.” The Baha’i faith, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá