Art reflects your personality and reflects the way you need to heal
Where to start
Practice drawing patterns
Make a coloured pattern with felt tips or pencil crayons
Think of any words that are meaningful to you, colour them in, write them down, draw images - whatever you would like to do.
A mind map of the things you enjoy doing or would like to learn how to do - A wellness toolbox
Painting - splashing, dotting or smooth brush strokes.
Let yourself go and splash paint making on paper, or paint dots or swirls just relax.
I then used each of these backgrounds for creating pictures
In general doing something creative will help you become more mindful, which is ideal as it's believed that mindfulness can reduce anxiety, stress and depression.
From left to right, freeflow mandela, owl colouring in picture, simple feather and pattern colouring all using crayons and coloured pencils.
Divide a sheet of paper into squares to create small pictures of words, zen drawings let your imagination wander.
In the words of Anne of Green Gables
"Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them"
"Imagination is a wonderful thing"
When your spark has gone out, ignite it with someone else’s
My friend made a beautiful picture and I wanted to create my own version. It was a doodle drawing with watercolour or pencils.
Just sit deep breath and let your hand flow over the paper, which colours are you attracted to today.
Make a collage
If you have any old magazines recycle them into a creative picture. Cut out colours sections or images, that you are attracted to and make a collage.
A colourful Umbrella
Creative art for all ages and abilities.
I would love to see what you have created?
Why not add your work to share and inspire others as a member of the group? link
Art journaling for beginners
A place to share FREE creative projects that anyone can do. Looking to share art that is accessible to everyone and encourage people to have a go.
Creative Mental Health Support
A Public group on Facebook - A space to share mental health awareness post, information and support to raise awareness and end stigma
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Written by Debbie Crouch