Creative Art Journaling

I’ve participated in two Creative Art Journalling courses this year at Amanda Scott Art Therapy and I’ve had an amazing time! Here are some of the pages I completed during the course (including hand binding the journal itself!).

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This image was about self care and nurturing

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The completed journal ready to go!

 

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This was the night we used clay through a meditation and then I created the pink ‘blossoming’ page.

 

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This is the yummy food and art supplies for us to consume!! 

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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”― Dr. SeussOh, The Places You’ll Go!

 

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This page represents all the yoga I’ve been doing lately..Ohhhmmmmmm.

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This page was made by the rest of the group as a gift to me at the end of the course!   

 

 

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My miniature gratitude book!

 

Zen Doodles Art Swap

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I’m participating in a project called the “Art Therapy + Happiness” project this year. It in an online network of people practicing/interested in/passionate about Art Therapy. One of the projects I just completed was a “Zen-Doodle Art Swap”. We were given 11 names of people in the network and had to make one “zen-doodle*” for each of them and send it in the post- I just finished mine today and popped them in the post- it’s so exciting to be receiving mail that isn’t bills!

*a zen-doodle is a drawing that you don’t have a set plan for, you just start “doodling” and see what happens…

Groundfind Necklace + Bitter Sweet Story

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The story of the groundfind necklace: one day Lauren went to meet Chaps for brunch. She was walking along Power St. She found a pink piece of twisted electrical wire in a creative shape. “that would make a nice piece of jewelry” she thought. So she picked it up and saved it from the street. It just so happened that Chaps was moving back to Canada soon so Lauren thought this piece would make a good going away present for her and told Chaps so at brunch. one month passed.The piece of wire managed to make it onto the lounge room floor and became a play thing for Bowie the cat for some time. Lauren found it one day under the couch, a little clawed, but still with its shape in tact. This time rescuing the wire from the floor and the cat’s jaws, Lauren put it into a box. Lauren bought all the things she needed to create the necklace at a gem of a jewelry supply store called “Koodak” in Melbourne CBD. She was pleased with this progress but instead of making the necklace, all items were placed in the box ‘for making later’. two more months passed. oh shit, it was now two days before Chaps was leaving to Canada and the parts of the necklace were still in the box waiting.and Lauren had no jewelry pliers handy.dammit. “this is what happens when things are left to the last minute” she thought. Lauren learns that lesson.again.or does she?…luckily through a little creativity Lauren manages to put the necklace together (using fingernails and teeth) and luckily Chaps lives with Lauren at this point and it can be measured up there and then! The necklace is made and able to be given as intended! Hooray! Except Lauren doesn’t feel so much like celebrating because the finishing of the necklace also marks Chaps leaving. Bitter Sweet. the end.