I am always making art of some sort. Most of the art pirces on display in this post were made this past week, except for one oil pastel drawing and the two rubbing template designs which are from the week before. My life is filled with art since, for a living, I am an artContinue reading “Art as Healing: How the little bits can become whole and how that ties into collage fodder; plus a few simple landscapes.”
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Collage Fodder: Distressed, Scribble, Grunge series
I really enjoyed making this series. I will probably use it in my grief journal which I will be making as an example, but also to process my own grief. I’ve been exploring ways to make journals as well as collage fodder via videos. We’re going to be making grief journals in the next PsalmsContinue reading “Collage Fodder: Distressed, Scribble, Grunge series”
Art Process: Swift Change, Blue Break, and Collage Fodder Madness.
Art making mania: Well, I seem to be on a roll with the art-making. I’m just in art obsessed mode. I never run out of ideas or new things I want to try! I’ve been watching a lot of you tube videos on art making. This past week I have watched mixed media techniques, howContinue reading “Art Process: Swift Change, Blue Break, and Collage Fodder Madness.”
About the Art: This mixed media painting is titled, “Chosen.” It was done as part of my Psalms 102 Ministries workshop on rejection, which is tomorrow, 2.11.23. The title of the workshop is “Addressing Rejection through the Word of God and the Power of the Holy Spirit.” It is my example art of the kindContinue reading “Chosen”
The Owl that Could
So I have a little Owl. He emerged spontaneously this week after I made a collage to demonstrate how to do collage at work. I went with that idea and turned the image into an owl, and added the branch. His eyes ended up looking funky. So next, I scanned it and digitally attempted toContinue reading “The Owl that Could”
Golden Healing Art Process, Part 5, still in progress
I added a gold glaze to the entire picture to cover over where the clear gesso clumped together and wasn’t clear. It’s best not to use clear gesso over beads or anything bumpy…I thought I could be careful and wipe up the extra…after weeks it was still white certain places…but I think the gold tookContinue reading “Golden Healing Art Process, Part 5, still in progress”
This is a mixed media painting made on 01.05.23. Perhaps it’s my first art piece of the New Year. This painting was started to show others how to do collage in an art therapy group. I found one piece of paper with the words, “heart” and “wild” as well as a bunch of other randomContinue reading “Wild Hearts”
Art process, more layers: Golden Healing, Part 3
Well, I thought of a name for this painting I’ve been working on since Weds. It seems odd to keep posting art updates for an art piece that doesn’t have a title yet. A theme is emerging, so I was able to come up with a name for this art piece: Golden Healing. I’ve sinceContinue reading “Art process, more layers: Golden Healing, Part 3”
I can’t stop making art…Part 1 of paintings Golden Healing and Restoration.
Art making…it’s my coping skill. I create because I’m driven. Today, I talked about some of my sexual trauma that occurred in the military. There was a date rape where I lost my virginity and a sexually abusive relationship, I stayed in for 2.5 years, where I was raped in a violent way several times.Continue reading “I can’t stop making art…Part 1 of paintings Golden Healing and Restoration.”
PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery from a Personal and Spiritual Perspective: The Series, Parts 1-5.
Below you will find links to my series on PTSD. The links will lead to pages with videos related to PTSD, art directives, and pictures from our workshops. These videos were filmed live streamed and are part of the mental health workshops known as “Psalms 102 Ministries” being held at the River Room Church onceContinue reading “PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery from a Personal and Spiritual Perspective: The Series, Parts 1-5.”