Sorry for the late post! We were going to play card games today, but in the spirit of summer and being spontaneous, I’ve switched it to hiking. If you’re following Art Therapy Monday on Instagram, you’ll discover that my family and I hike a lot. We do our best to get out every weekend. Our… Continue reading Summer of Re-Runs Session 32: Hiking
We are getting back to real life after a great vacation, and once again, I was reminded that incredible experiences can be found on the other side of fear. I had my first experience on a horse last week, and I was nervous the whole time—no lie, but I did it, and I’m pretty proud… Continue reading Summer of Re-Runs Session 95: Things That I’ve Approached With Trepidation but Weren’t So Scary After All
We are having so much fun this week, that it’s tough for me to take a minute to write up this session today! Every minute has been filled with activity, and it surprises me when I look at a clock and realize it’s already dinner time. We spent yesterday hiking, exploring tide pools on the… Continue reading Summer of Re-Runs Session 24: Go Exploring
I encountered rain this morning when I set out with my bucket of chalk, but luckily, it cleared up enough for me to make a giant mandala on my patio. Creating on a large area like this counts as recreational therapy, too. You can work up a pretty good sweat! The original post can be… Continue reading Summer of Re-Runs Session 65: Draw With Chalk
Gather your art scraps and make something tiny today, then take it out and leave it for someone else to discover. Be creative about where you leave it, and try not to let the muggles see you! On our family hikes, I like to leave a tiny gnome or a bead spider. My husband and… Continue reading Summer of Re-Runs Session 13: Art Abandoners
I’m fairly active most of the time, and the words “work out” don’t fill me with a sense of dread. I love exercising! The key is to find a routine you like to do. The bulk of my time in the summer is spent doing yard work, and when I can’t do that, I’ll clean… Continue reading Summer of Re-Runs Session 26: Work Out!
This is one of my favorite sessions! Today I’ve gone through my craft stash to create another textured mandala on canvas. Setting each piece in just the right place takes some time, and once I’ve done that, I’ll glue them down and paint over everything. I’m thinking about trying spray paint for the first layer… Continue reading Summer of Re-Runs Session 11: Mandalas