Art as Alchemy

Art as Alchemy

Art as Alchemy First of all, I consider my art a conversation with my soul.  This goes way beyond just self-care, though I will say that it IS an act of self-care as well.  The slow deep process of art opens a path of concentrated listening.   In this space, one turns...
What are the Benefits of Art Making?

Process not Product

Ever heard the phrase, it’s about the journey, not the destination?  Art therapy is like that too where the therapy often happens in the process of art-making rather than a focus on making final products.  In the following post, I will detail some of the ways...
The Myth of Talent

The Myth of Talent

Today I went live on Facebook to talk about the myth of talent.  I say over and over again that you don’t need ANY creative talent to be able to do art therapy.  In my video below, I go into why I say this.  Check it out! Do you need to do some self-care or...
How is Art Therapy Different?

How is Art Therapy Different?

Art as  Mirror for Self Art making has an amazing way of acting as a mirror for the person who is creating the art.  The art sometimes encourages words to bubble up from inside.  It gives us the opportunity to give voice to unspoken parts that may be in darkness or...