Although I am very aware of mistakes made; I have to admit I’m rather pleased with several of the pieces I’ve created. My favorite so far is “Portals”. The full title is “Portals I - Access to the many dimensions of you, moving, changing, and transforming”.
Have you ever thought that every single decision you make is a potential step down a path to a different life? Some of these lives could be radically different from what went before, with others only the slightest breath different, yet still adding to the fullness of who we are. Each breath a new possibility.
While I’m fascinated by all forms of black and white line art, the Zentangle® Method uses structured patterns to create its own style of abstract art. It allows entry into a relaxed, meditative state, making for heightened intuition, as well as a sense of well-being and timelessness. It’s been a springboard for my launch into all kinds of art and creativity.
Art has changed my life since 2014, and when the opportunity arose to take the 6-week Train the Trainer class on Healing Through Art offered by California State University Institute for Palliative Care a few months back, I immediately signed up. The fundamental concept is that there is something inherent in the creative process which makes us feel good!
This is not art therapy. It does not require a therapist. The person who makes the art, makes their own meaning. The art itself acts as the “therapist”, allowing people to find healing through the process of creation.
I'm learning more about my art, and from my art, every day. It's not so much a matter of skill or practice... mostly it's a shift in perspective, a way of shaping how I look at and exist in the world.
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