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Meditation Painting

I have just recently opened my world to meditation painting. I’ve been doing it unknowingly for many years. I would get so into abstract painting and the flow, that I would loose regard as to the outcome of the painting. And that’s exactly what the healing powers of meditative art is, losing yourself, or letting…

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How to Get Started with Art

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If the last piece of art work you created has your 3rd grade teachers name plastered on the back, it’s time to create again. Let’s just jump back into it shall we? You may have forgotten your elementary art basics or just don’t remember that amazing feeling of creating. Ugh, but going back to 1987…

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When your Art is a Premonition

Alone in the desert, naked with a rifle. This was not an experience or a horrifying imprint in my brain that was a result of escaping a tortorous capture or fleeing from a combat shower. In 2004, when I found out I was to deploy to Iraq, I started to paint as a way to…

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Recreation Therapy for healing PTSD

I spent a year in Iraq in an intense environment with a combat engineer unit. We built the beginnings of a more secure and pleasurable base for the soldiers that were to follow us. Pressure to be a female leader and the pressure to produce was constant factor. You can read a little more here.…

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Balloon Smash Pour Painting

All the craze right now in the fluid art world is the balloon smash paint pour technique. It’s pretty fun, bacause as the title states, you get to use a balloon! Yes, sounds funny to someone that may have never created a poured painting. Fluid artist will use just about anything to paint with, that…

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An Introduction to Art Therapy

Art therapy is the use of creative art as a means of expression for rehabilitation and personal development. Art therapy was developed in the 1940s by the artist Adrian Hill who developed the technique by working informally with patients in sanatoriums and hospitals. During the Second World War artists employed in hospitals used his techniques…

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