Tools of The Artist’s Trade: Using Symbols To Enhance Meaning

Symbols, in my case, images or colors representing ideas, thoughts or emotions. St. Patrick’s Day. Hi!  Its “St. Patrick’s Day” weekend!  I have always understood this day to be one in which people of certain cultural descent honor St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. Of Celtic Descent. Even though I am a descendent of […]

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Cool Art Therapy Intervention #2: Active Imagination

Call it active imagination, free association, image dialogue, or even a rant. It’s about helping the image to speak your truths, whether through words, visualization, or another art form-and it’s one of the major centerpieces in the practice of art the…

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Cool Art Therapy Intervention #6: Mandala Drawing

A circular form in art is often referred to as a “mandala” and is also known as a “sacred circle.” Mandalas evoke the cycles of nature, personal and universal symbols, ritual, transcendence, and wholeness. It’s a magic circle that can both soothe and i…

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