Make Art

Every human being is a unique artist.  Made in the image of Our Creator we, too, are creators.  We enjoy making things as an extension of our own unique selves and our own creativity.  It is good to make art and express ourselves creatively.

Some of us were taught that we are terrible artists, and we have aimed to cease all of our unique, creative expression lest we subject ourselves to further criticism, ridicule, and hurt.  Some of us have learned to call others “good artists” and have learned to imitate others in their expression, thereby ruling out our own unique expression.  We have learned to question ourselves.

It is simply not true that you are not a good artist.  Of course, you are a good artist.

Each person has his or her own unique way of expressing him or herself.  We must use our own unique creativity to free ourselves.  It is possible to heal by making art.  It is even good to have a practice of making art on a regular basis.  This way, we build up our “art muscles” and create a channel inside of us for the healing and divine inspiration to come through.  The more you try, the more you will see yourself and your squiggles develop into new and different squiggles and patterns.  Keep going.  See what’s inside of you.  Be curious.

Yes, you may not be Picasso or Monet, but why should you be?  You are you, and who you are is perfect.  You are exactly right just as you are.  Your creativity is good.  Express yourself!




Take time out for yourself to heal

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Take time out for yourself.  Remember to do what makes you happy.  You need down-time to relax and heal.  The world will continue to make demands on us.  It is important that we draw boundaries that help protect us, and our time, so that we may continue to feel good and be well.  Self-care is a concept which often goes overlooked by busy people with much to accomplish.  This may be especially true if you are a caregiver for others.  Treat yourself well by creating time and space for your own life to matter and to put yourself first.

Dream Mapping: How to Manifest Your Inner Vision Through Art Imagery

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Allow your dreams to come to fruition!  We can all manifest our dreams by creating our own unique vision for our lives, incorporating ideas, art, and imagery which come from within our minds, hearts and souls. No matter your desires, creating your artistic vision by selecting photos and words from magazines as well as incorporating your own artwork within a supportive group atmosphere will help you increase focus and motivation toward the achievement of your goals.  The pictures you choose for your map send a strong message to your unconscious mind that will circumvent any doubts or insecurities, and illuminate your path with hope and clarity while energizing your future.  Elana Stanger, LCSW will facilitate the process and offer her own insights about the power of dream mapping to help your vision soar.