We’re so used to popping a pill whenever we feel sick, sad, or tired. While these medicines do help in strengthening the body, believers of wholistic healing also believe that we should also ‘treat’ the spirit. And one of the best ways to do this is through creative therapy. [Read more…]
When we are feeling creative, our ideas come more naturally and we see opportunities at every turn. But when our creativity is blocked we feel like we’re trudging through every step. So how do we get out of a creative rut and stimulate the creative process? [Read more…]
One of the best things about art journaling is that you can completely let go—write whatever you feel, draw whatever you want, and even hide all of that under a layer of paint over it if you really wanted to. There are no rules, standards, or criticism. Except the ones we impose on ourselves.
We are our worst critics, and this is most true when we stare at an ‘ugly’ art journal page and are seized with a desire to tear it up and maybe even throw the entire art journal into the trash. Don’t! That page, and your reaction to it, can be your first step to true creative liberation. Read on. [Read more…]
Art journaling is a powerful tool for self-reflection and stress-relief—and it’s amazingly easy to do. You can paint, draw, scribble, paste anything and everything you want on a page. There are no rules, no limitations, just you and a blank page and total freedom to play.
Technically all you need for art journaling is a pen, a crayon, and paper. Of course, it’s fun to have an excuse to raid your corner arts store for fun and cheap supplies. Here’s a list for you to try. [Read more…]
I’ve kept a journal my whole life, but sometimes the words fell short. I was too angry, too tired, too confused to ‘explain’ myself, and unconsciously, I’d edit my entries—grammar, logic, the stuff they teach you in third grade composition. Sometimes I’d toss my journal away in frustration. How could I say what words couldn’t say?
That’s when a discovered art journaling. Art journaling lets you release thoughts, emotions, or just the general swamp of confusion in your head, through colors and pictures. It’s incredibly therapeutic and very healing—and it can give you that breakthrough insight that you’re craving for. [Read more…]