The goal of art in art therapy is not the final artwork. Drawing a perfect circle, or rendering a perfect form is not the goal. _ ⠀⠀ The goal is to create space for whatever is in you that needs to come out. To listen to the messages deep inside you which can only speak through images, colors, and shapes. To be more in-tune and present with your subconscious feelings, thoughts, memories. To be compassionate to who you are & where you are, no matter how messy it is. To respect and love all parts of you, even if it is not a pretty picture. _ ⠀⠀ Listen to what your inner self is telling you and create space for all parts of you. . . . . . #artheals#arttherapy#artsandcrafts#creativeselfcare#makeart#innerartist#doitfortheprocess#createeveryday#artsupplies#carveouttimeforart
Lushy Brushy: Tree of Life Painting Saturday January 19th | 7-9:30pm | $40 with Chauntell Dietrich . You’re invited to a paint party at Circle Studios with Enchaunti ♥Space is limited and we have sold out many times in the past so please Register Early in the Facebook Page below Or on our website HERE: http://circlestudios.ca/creative-studio/ . Join us for a night of fellow awesome humans, sweet beats, wine, snacks and of course painting! We’ll be creating a tree of life painting to celebrate a new year! Paint it for yourself or as a unique gift for someone else. This is a beautiful opportunity to practice mindfulness while being creative.Local artist and spiritual ally Chauntell will guide you in creating your own unique tree of life designed by you. . No experience needed! Anyone can be an artist and Chauntell will guide you to create a piece that you’ll love while supporting you in offering yourself love and compassion. ♥ You’ll leave with your own painting and a boost of creative vibes! We’ll have some wine, tea and snacks provided + you’re also welcome to bring any snacks or drinks you’d like to enjoy while you paint. . “In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan $40 each | Supplies included Space is limited so please register online early. . #paint#paintnight#lushybrushy#magicalart#treeoflife#landscape#winterfun#spirit#weareallartists#innerartist#connect#community#creativity#party#hamilton#hamont#circlestudioshamilton#thevillage#spendithere#excited
Are you crappy at estimating how much time something is going to take? I tooootally thought I would have had this piece done days ago. But here we are. It’s not done. And even though I love the progress I’m making, I still have this nagging disappointed feeling. We humans are SO BAD AT ESTIMATING TIME/ENERGY. Ugh. How many times have you THOUGHT you would have enough time to do the laundry, make all three meals, go grocery shopping, knit your child some mittens, outline your novel, and get in a 2 hour workout in before the baby has to go to bed? Oh and then you were TOTALLY gonna have sex with your spouse with all your extra energy? 🙋🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️ Y’all, when we overestimate our energy, we set ourselves up to feel like a FAILURE - no matter how much we actually DO get done. My solution - so I feel like a mediocre mom instead of a sucky one - is to actually write out my expectations for the day. Then look at the list, and cross off at least HALF of the items. I cross off stuff that isn’t absolutely necessary. Stuff that could be handled by someone else. Anything that is a “should”. Then, when I actually complete the list - or even come close to completing it - I feel like a badass. Give it a try and let me know what you think! . . . #luminous#artstudio#wip#artishealing#art#dailypractice#gratitude#creativity#innerartist#artistsofinstagram#motherhood#maternity#momlife#postpartum#artistmom#artistmama#mamartist#painting#artistsofig#artistlife#oilpainting#underpainting#watermixableoils#figurative#mompreneur#mompreneurlife
Happy Friday everyone! Today's are tip post is about creating a great space with Artwork and Wallpaper. This photo is a great example of how art can work well with wallpaper. Sometimes we feel that we can only do one or the other....wallpaper or Art...not both. But I am here to tell you that you can have the best of both worlds. _______________ So why does this example work so well? First, both the wallpaper and the artwork share the same color tones. Even though the artwork has little pops of color, (which I love and makes the artwork stand out in just the right way) it also has some of the same color as the the wallpaper. _______________ The large white border (or mat...I can't quite tell) on the top piece and the smaller border on the bottom create a break between the art and the pattern of the wallpaper. This allows the art to stand out and the light colored frame continues to let the art be the star without taking too much attention. _______________ This is a lovely space that is subtle but fun with the larger pattern wallpaper. This wallpaper can take bolder color artwork but I would probably suggest that the artwork be simpler. _______________ This photo is from the Blue Print Store http://ow.ly/cuSy50kfaTY and they do beautiful interior design around artwork. Have a great Friday everyone! Let us know if you like using wallpaper and artwork together! #innerartist#diy#interiordecor#interiordesign#fridayarttips#interiorstyling#wallart#wallpaper#interiorinspiration#blueprintstore#dailyart#decorinspiration#homedecor#creative#blog#designtips#gallerywalls#art#dailyart#creative
HABITAT: For Art's Sake 🎨 Home is where your inner artisté comes out to play. Abstract elements are key to creating a unique space. Check out the full spread on page 50 of our January edition! Ft. @SunnylifeAustralia, @JardanFurniture, @SundaySupply.Co X @ZuluAndZephyr, @Sir_TheLabel, @Dinosaur_Designs, @RachelCastleAndThings & @MilligramStore
50!! That's my number! 📚 °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°° • ••• One of my biggest, personal goals I have set for myself this year is to read 50 actual, physical books! And since my taste in books is literally all across the board, I wanted to make at least half of them informational/educational. Books that will help me grow in areas of my life that can always use some added growth! 📖 ••• • So the first up on the educational list is this awesome book called "Make it Mighty Ugly" by Kim Piper Werker and I am SO excited about it! 🤗 • ••• It is all about how to get creative when you're just not feeling it/life isn't so pretty. It is full of exercises, tips, tricks & lots of great ideas/advice for artists of all kinds. From writing, to photography & everything in between. It is essentially a little handbook for "vanquishing creative demons". 💭 ••• • I just started reading it so I will give you my full thoughts when I'm done, but I definitely found this book at the absolute perfect time! Do you have a book goal for 2019? If so, what's your number? ⁉️ °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°° 🧡 P.S.) This amazing beanie was $6 on sale from @payless 🧡 they are always having amazing sales & have so much more than just shoes! 🧡
Isn't it "time" you showed your creative side? This Tuesday, the 22nd, in the Taproom, @kcoriginals_ma will be guiding us to paint the clocks, while we will be pouring some drafts! #capecodbeer#innerartist
One layer at a time. Breathing in. Breathing out. Working in the studio after more than two years away feels different. Less like “riding a bike” or “getting back on the horse.” More like “turning a page” or “butterfly emerging from the cocoon.” I still feel a flutter of nervousness when I unlock the door. What if I can’t think of anything today? @chuckcloseofficial reminds us why just showing up is enough: “Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.” So here’s to you, love. If you showed up today, that was enough.