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No mud, no lotus. #nomudnolotus #fabricart #natureart
Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you. – Friedrich W. Nietzsche • • • I was always led to believe that art flows majestically out of artist, with little or no effort, something they are driven to, with a mad and fervent energy. Maybe at times this is true, but my experience is often quite different. Making marks, that evolve into a shifting surface of artistic representation is often a hard, and sometimes painfully retching experience for me. Moving feelings, sensations and fragmented memories around my body, lifting the flesh off old wounds to try and make some sense, allow things to settle and live in my body in a different kind of way, a way that doesn’t dissolve my insides. A way that seeks the light and makes sure I don’t slip into the abyss. • • • #artastherapy #existentialism #nietzsche #mentalhealthawareness #itme #fridaymood #howamifeeling
One of my favorite quotes is from Edgar Allan Poe's work Romance. This piece wasn't really planned, it started with the heart and then I added the roses. I'm actually really pleased with how this piece turned out. #artist #artpractice #artoninstagram #art #artastherapy #pencildrawing #pencilpractice #heart #barbedwire #roses #edgarallanpoe #poetry #artinspiredbypoetry #love #melancholy
I’m not sure why, but this reminds me of the Stripes Gum from the 90’s. Maybe it’s that blue and pink one that I used to go for first... 🤔 . . 12x12” mainly paint (latex and acrylic) - Up for Sale! . . #stripesgum #flavorinspired #abstractart #abstractexpressionism #abstractpainting #fluidart #pourpainting #njart #njartist #emergingartist #artforsale #mentalhealthadvocate #artastherapy #homedecor #interiordesign
Slow...slow progress. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little frustrated by this piece. Taking a step back and regrouping tomorrow. #artistsoninstagram #art #artastherapy #coloredpencil #prismacolorpencil #prismacolor
“Pussy” painting number 2 from today. It’s amazing what happens when you procrastinate. #mlynart #galaxy #mixedmedia #pussypower #vaginaart #orgasm #acrylicpaint #paintpen #artastherapy #zentangle
We are living artwork, sculpted, formed and created masterpieces. When art creates art, we call that joy. Incredible mixed media contemporary artwork from @natashahoughartist. This chronic warrior faces ME and Endometriosis. #creativebeyondchronic
Got out my Royal Langnickle Color marker artist pad that came with these 3 alcohol markers. Haven't done anything with it since I got it last February. Now to think of projects. #artastherapy
A really cool project with the glasgow open museum! Now an exhibition @ the pollok civic realm, totally worth a visit! . 'Outsider art' is art created by people self taught and not trained. It's amazing and inspiring what people can do and have done for years as a way to feel better and more like themselves! 😍💪🤓 . . . . #outsiderart #gmrc #glasgow #artinhospitals #artastherapy #anyonecandoart #artisforeveryone #gocreate #becreative #doitfortheprocess #museumexhibition #beinspired #inspireothers #supporteachother
Life is a gift. Not meant to be figured out or judged, but to see beauty in its every moment of clarity and mystery. Here is a peek into the process of making "May Flowers" now online via @openmindartspace and @artsy. Thanks to @bridgetschaefer for the pretty vid. 🎞 Link in bio to inquire about unique prints. Thank you for the love and support 🖤 . . . #komorebi #mayflowers #projector #forage #flora #artastherapy #mentalhealth #hope #rebirth
December 13th @positivelypresent 's 30 Day Gratitude Photo Challenge. Sharing a photo each day to connect with the topic of that day- (scroll ↔️ for more details) 💜🙌🏽 - Day 13 - "Art" I have SO much gratitude to doodle art and creativity in general for being there as a wonderful tool every step of the way through a really difficult couple of years 💜🙌🏽#30daygratitudephotochallenge #gratitude30 #ktshepherddoodles #art #artastherapy #christmasdoodles
Here is a blank piece of paper. I’ll give it to you for 30 days. You can do whatever you want with it, it’s yours. Then please return it to me Perhaps all of these papers all together show something about what’s happening in our lives, how they are similar, how they are different. If you loose it, that’s totally ok too, I’ll just frame nothing and that will say something too. I’m interested in the decomposition of things, how it may get washed because you folded it and put it in your pocket, the coffee stain, these things can be intentional, as long as it tells your story. Show me your story- Message me to receive a yellow piece of paper. #artastherapy #lifeismessyandbeautiful #lovelew #postmodern #takeartoutofthegallery #yourlifematters #showmeyourstory
Just because school is out doesn't mean we can't learn! From Dec 26-28 we'll be learning, exploring, and creating art at our Holiday Break Camp... will we see you there? • • • Visit the link in our bio to sign up! • • • #primaryart #artclass #artteacher #elementaryart #creativepractice #arteducation #artisfun #artlife #arted #studiopractice #artlesson #kidsart #steam #artforkids #artworkshop #artiseverywhere #arteveryday #artteachersrock #painting #acrylicpaint #schoolsoutworkshop #holidaycamp #camp #wintercamp #sculpture #oilpastels #processart #artastherapy #instaartwork
#terriblewritingclub {yep, STILL catching up!} prompt 05/12: “Treat yourself to something today. It can be big or small, whatever works for you and whatever works for today.” #ttfa community writing project . . . I was struggling with this one. I don’t do “treating myself”. But then today my dog sitter was available to have my little buddy - so for the first time in 4 weeks I was able to go to art club #artyfolks That felt like a treat. First time I’d been out for 4 weeks. And it’s an awesome group. Lovely people. Great fun. BUT... (and it’s quite a big but)... We were each making a clay hanging bell. From the outset I had an overwhelming urge to squidge it up like a stress ball. I resisted, resisted, resisted... but eventually succumbed. And it felt SOOOO GOOD!!!!! 😎 So I guess THAT was a treat! 😁😁😁 Looking back on it - I can attribute it to my Tourette’s. As well as saying weird, random stuff, I get weird uncontrollable urges (like I once grabbed a man’s leg while he was sat in a photo booth - wearing shorts). . . #writingtherapy #writing #writingastherapy #arttherapy #artastherapy #inappropriatehilarity #art
This #tbt photo has us thinking of warm summer days 😎 We are happy to announce that our 2019 dates have been published online! Registration is open for the Art & Expressive Arts Therapy Diploma programs beginning July 2019. And if you would like to explore the use of Poetry in expressive arts with Winnipeg's Poet Laureate Di Brandt (pictured with some of our students) check out our upcoming 2-day workshop January 5-6, 2019 and email info@wheatinstitute.com to register! #wheatinstitute #arttherapy #expressiveartstherapy #training #experience #poetry #transformation #words #narrative #artastherapy #creativetherapies #education #snac #exchangedistrict #winnipeg #manitoba #canada
Thanks so much to @howamifeelingg for sharing my work, I am so humbled by the support and feedback I have gotten - - I’m thankful for the amazing people I have met here and the rich dialogues that have come with our acquaintance regarding our mental health issues. I have been thinking a lot about censorship lately, particularly my own behavior of holding back from time to time because I remember that there are people from “real life” (though, all of this is “real,” perhaps “in person” is a better phrase) who can see what I post, whether they choose to interact or not, and it has prevented me from being as open as I want to be. I’m so exhausted from hiding in numerous closets throughout my life because I was too worried what people might think, and too protective of a reputation that can’t be protected. What is a reputation, anyway? Everything chalks up to perspective, and the perspectives others have on you never consider the entire picture, but are formed from snippets (often out of context.) A therapist once said to me “what others think of you is none of your business,” and it’s only now beginning to sink in. How can I be an advocate for change, to help in the fight against stigma and creating better lives for those living with mental illness, if I keep holding back? Yes, I have been genuine and I have been honest, but I have caught myself easing off the gas at times when I shouldn’t have. As I sit and think and try to create, I can’t think of a reason to keep biting my tongue. So I won’t. #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealth #stigmafree #nostigma #bipolar #bipolarartist #bipolarart #mentalillness #anxiety #mentalhealthart #artformentalhealth #arttherapy #artastherapy #collage #collageart #cptsd #ptsd #depression #perspective #liveauthentically #trauma #traumarecovery #mentalhealthrecovery #fightstigma #invisibleillness #mentalhealthawareness
I chose to illustrate an Afro futuristic style because I want to show people of color far from the prevailing stereotypical perception. I understand the power of visual imagery. Seeing as much of our history culture and spirituality has been destroyed appropriated or forgotten I wanted to restore what we were missing by illustrating people of color in a divine and royal fashion. Hierographyx Afrofuturistic Coloring Book: Transcendence is available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com
Doodling at work 😉 - love these pens! The click is so satisfying 😁 @bicmarking . Hope you guys like it! Feel free to comment your thoughts below and follow for more art installments 🤗🌞 . #art #artist #penart #pink #instaart #instagood #igers #picoftheday #photooftheday #eyes #purple #artlovers #doodle #doodles #doodlesofinstagram #illustration #illustrator #artastherapy #artistsofinstagram #artoninstagram #artofvisuals #artoftheday #2018 #new #creative #create #galaxy
"It's really good to get it out and put a face to it (negative thoughts)" A.B. from Making Headway's latest project. #artastherapy #mentalhealth #creativity
grappling with boundaries 🌫
texture / texture / texture
Just playing around with leftover colors n an old sheet that was discarded.. I think sometimes imperfection leads to enlightenment :) or at least calm .. Practice and more practice till I achieve what i am looking for .. . . . #monks #watercolor #fearlessartist #mountfuji #zen #arttherapy #watercolourpaintings 🎨 #watercolor_gallery #learnerartist #watercolor_community #artistsofindia #instaartists #instaart #paintedmonks #learningtopaint #buddhistmonks #artastherapy #practiceart #vellelog #letspaint #watercolour #watercolorists #zenstate #abstract #monk #buddhistart #buddhistartists
When painting, all else disappears #painting #expression #pink #face #paint #artastherapy
Throwing it way bike! Sometimes you have to reflect and give yourself credit looking at how far you’ve come! Some of my many supporters when I first hit the ground running with art! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #pineappleswithapurpose #abstract #abstractart #modernart #femaleswhopaint #acrylic #canvas #africanart #blackart #symbolism #westafricantales #ubuntu #mississippiartist #floridaartist #createart #art #artoninstagram #hopefulkreations #arttherapy #arttherapist #artastherapy #babysteps #freeexpression
Throwing it way bike! Sometimes you have to reflect and give yourself credit looking at how far you’ve come! Some of my many supporters when I first hit the ground running with art! • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #pineappleswithapurpose #abstract #abstractart #modernart #femaleswhopaint #acrylic #canvas #africanart #blackart #symbolism #westafricantales #ubuntu #mississippiartist #floridaartist #createart #art #artoninstagram #hopefulkreations #arttherapy #arttherapist #artastherapy #babysteps #freeexpression
Beat the Brexit Blues with a breath of sea air! #studiosale tonight 5-7pm. Series based on the #shoreline and #sea #vessels
Last weekend I had a fun workshop where we painted a ceramic plate in the famous Dutch @blondamsterdamnl style. I decided to make our little family and some of the things we love - here’s the first set up!
OOCZ (out of comfort zone), no pencil + first try= I'm satisfied with results except for upper right one, that was hard and I messed up. 😉 I've been wanting to try artichokes for a while now but felt intimidated by all the details. When I was working on upper left one, I felt frustrated that my leaf (?) placement was all wrong so then decided to make it messy. Sometimes I just need to embrace what happens and roll with it. I actually haven't tried cooking artichokes at home before, have you? I found a nice brie stuffed artichoke recipe while researching reference photos so I'll bookmark this for future cooking(for husband). (I don't cook) 😉 special thanks to @liesbethwinther for always being so adventurous with food paintings, she inspired me to try new things 😍 #illustratedfood #foodpainting #foodillustration #vegetablesart #veggiesart #artichoke #artichokes #trysomethingnew #trusttheprocess #enjoytheprocess #createeveryday #creativehappylife #theydrawandcook #fooddrawing #painteveryday #paintingfood #yummyart #artastherapy #artisfun #naturepainting #natureart #aquarelle #watercoloroftheday #watercolorpainting #watercolorpractice #drawingfood
Little WIP from yesterday evening. It’s all about having fun and learning as you go. Learning to work on a smaller scaler requires much more control. #handletter #signlettering #handpaint #lovelettering #artist #lostart #artastherapy #usewhatyouhave #brushesareshit #neednewbrushes #tinycanvas #R #chisel #medicalmarijuana #florida #local #sarasota #rosiegold #zenden
I did a thing last night... I warped my loom for the first time in months! I also pulled some different yarns out of my stash that were calling to me. That's all I managed to do, though, 'cause orders and Christmas presents must be made. But knowing I can now weave a few rows here and there is making me super happy!!! 😊 . . #jackiesknits #weaving #weaver #miniweave #wovenwallhanging #wovenwallart #weaverfever #iloveweaving #nevernotmaking #fibreart #fibreartist #inspired #makerlifehappylife #calledtocreate #artastherapy #makingismytherapy #makingsavesme #makeallthethings #makerstrong #ourmakerlife #handmade #handmadeisbetter
🌺 ÆSTHESIA 🌺 Special Event Today Thursday 6-9pm December 13th at 361 Canal Street 🌉 @theaesthesiaexperience @ashleyggarner brings a multi-sensory experience in collaboration with @aluriamusic highlighting the therapeutic property of six different flora. The unique frequencies given off by each plant were measured and converted into an auditory and vibrational-based haptic encounter for the public, featuring works by @cbihateperfume , @e_p_h_e_m_e_r_a @madness_and_methods , and @notimpossible #ÆSTHESIA #theAESTHESIAexperience #madeincolony #floratherapy #colortherapy #naturalhealing #wholisticmedicine #arttherapy #colorpsychology #growth #healthandwellness #artastherapy #ancientmedicine #healingcolor #healingflowers #flowering #sound #goodvibrations #soundscapes #deep #music #ambient #positivevibes #modern #electronica #progressive #ableton #brooklyn #contemporaryart #oncanal
Comfort | Seeking it by sharing my loss and sadness. A week ago today Bunnyking passed away. I’m still shocked and bewildered by the suddenness of it, and how the vet couldn’t save him. He was a rabbit, he wasn’t a human or even a dog, maybe it’s hard to understand my grief. But he was every bit a part of our family and I miss him so much. • “To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.” - Mary Oliver • {more on blog - link in bio}
A breakdown of the stages of my realistic #cheshirecat 💙 this is my take on @timburton_ 's Cheshire cat, rendered in a realistic form. Working on the fur was a lot of fun 😊 hope you guys like it - feel free to comment your thoughts below and follow for more artwork 🌞 . #catlife #cats_of_instagram #cats #catstagram #catlover #aliceinwonderland #alice #blue #artistsofinstagram #artwork #art #artistsoninstagram #drawing #pencildrawing #pencil #picoftheday #photooftheday #instagood #igers #2018 #new #cute #fluffy #cateye #soft #artastherapy #creative #create
Ariana: stage 2 😺❤️ this is a tough project but I'm really enjoying it with #thankunext on repeat 😉😍 hope you guys like it! Feel free to post your comments below and follow for more art 😘 . #arianator #arianagrande #arianagrandedrawing #arianagrandefans #arianators #art #artistsofinstagram #drawing #portrait #photooftheday #godisawoman #sweetner #music #2018 #dangerouswoman #pink #instagood #pencil #queen #pop #artastherapy #artwork #new #picoftheday #makeup #woman #creative #goddess #girlpower
A labour of love colouring a @milliemarotta creation 🦊 my favourite tones to colour in include warm browns, oranges, reds and pinks 😊 hope you guys like it, feel free to comment your thoughts below and follow for more art 🌞 . #parrisbrielleart #adultcoloringbook #photooftheday #art #artistsofinstagram #artdaily #fox #colourpencil #picoftheday #autumn #autumncolors #artastherapy #artlovers #artist #arty #floral #foliage #fauna #artecomoterapia #art_spotlight #warmth #igers #instagood #creative #illustration #arts #2018 #pink #pinklove #new
Michael Fassbender in his role as Fairfax Rochester in Jane Eyre - a film I absolutely adore 🌻 hope you guys like it, feel free to comment your thoughts below and follow for more art 😊🦊 . #parrisbrielleart #artistsofinstagram #artlovers #artastherapy #artwork #janeeyre #michaelfassbender #portraitdrawing #pencilportrait #portraitdrawing #portraitart #portrait_today #englishliterature #photooftheday #igers #handsome #instagood #picoftheday #blackandwhitedrawing #realisticportrait #2018 #film #movies #movie #actor #new
Feeling very inspired and colourful this weekend 🎨 This pencil I bought from @flyingtiger is super cute I had to share it! It makes me feel that wee bit better about spending a good portion of my weekend drawing 🐱😁 . #artecomoterapia #artlovers #artlover #arttherapy #artastherapy #floral #flyingtiger #stationary #stationarylove #pencils #quotes #quotestoliveby #quotesdaily #loveart #2018 #new #flowers #picoftheday #photooftheday #instagood #igers #inspiration #instaart #create #creative
⏱ Every second 24/7 the pain of my headaches NEVER STOPS. 🔨One nail, 🔨2nd nail, 🔨3rd nail ... for 9 years and counting ⚒ #ChronicDailyHeadaches / #chronic #migraine 🤯 #LilTruDesi _____________________________________________________ #artisttherapy #Art #artist #arttherapy #migraine #awareness #sketch #wherethetiredgirlsare #draw #advocacy #spoonie #migraineart #selftaughtartist #socialgood #constantpain #invisibleillness #causes #drawing #makemigrainematter #chronicmigraines #MHAM #meandmymigraine #artastherapy #notjustaheadache
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