Art that heals...
.I've long been a believer in the power of art as a means of emotional healing. I first wrote about this in the post entitled "8 Years in the Making" which you can read here. There is this almost magical experience in creating original art. From it's inception in your imagination to the completion of the finished piece, the transformative power of art can truly help to heal our inner hurts.
If you allow yourself to get lost in the process, it can bring you to a place of peaceful contemplation as you work with your hands, shaping, forming, creating.... There is such freedom in this creative space that opens your mind to new ideas and allows your spirit full expression. I often catch myself working through problems and past traumatic experiences while in the safety of this space. As an adult with significant ADD issues, art is the one thing powerful enough to completely captivate my mind and keep my full attention. Sometimes you have to get "lost" in order to be "found" if you get my meaning.
I was recently graced with the task of creating an unique sandbox table for a counselor in Cornelius who works with both children and adults. The name of her counseling service is Blue Stone Psychotherapy and I see her for both ADD and grief counseling. She has been greatly instrumental in helping me tame my ADD and in finding my way through the maze of grief that comes with being the parent of a lost child.
This sweet little sandbox table was made to resemble a slice of blue agate stone as a way of reflecting her company name. It now sits in her office, full of sand and small plastic animals for all her patients to enjoy. I like to think that it looks like an island in the midst of the sea.....A fitting vision since her office has often been that island of safety for me. I hope it brings inspiration and peace to all who sit in front of it.
Let your own form of art be a place of peace for you as well and a most sincere and heartfelt thank you to sweet Suzie for allowing me to spread my creative wings and take flight.
Your article is so true and I believe is key to finding peace....and, sadly, something most people dont ever get to realize. The world would be a better place if we could all find this kind of expression. Blessings to you Donna. I so look forward to meeting you one day.
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I love levi's and flannel shirts with the sleeves rolled up. I love every opportunity to create unique furniture whether it's simply a repaint or a custom build project.
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