We hate being treated like dumb kids.
Adults are always talking down to us.
And really, can you think of anything worse that being forced into art therapy with a therapist that thinks you’re 11?
The thing is that art therapy can be super fun and great for improving mental health. We spoke to an art Therapist-in-Training, Abby Winter, about the positive benefit of art therapy.
“Art therapy is essentially therapy using art as a form of communication. Art comes from the unconscious so by making art you are bringing your unconscious thoughts and feeling to your conscious mind. This allows you to try and make sense of those thoughts and feelings along with the therapist.”
But seriously how can making potato prints help with depression and other mental illnesses?
We found out.
There’s something about watching artists write more beautifully than even our best handwriting can deliver.
I took a little birthday break from lettering these past few days but I wanted to let you guys know you’re the sweetest. Thank you to all the friends, calligrafriends, and family that wished me happy birthday this week. I haz all the feels! . . And because I’m sure people are going to love this ink that turns from gold to pink… here’s the info: . Nib: Leonardt 40 nib Nib holder: @paperinkarts turned wood oblique Ink: @jacquardproducts pearlex pink gold (powder mixed into ink) Paper: regular black cardstock from @michaelsstores
We think ours would probably look more like this:
Icing cookies is totally a form of art too, and we’re HYPNOTISED.
Don’t mind us, we’re just going to fall into a cookie icing spiral and emerge thinking we have serious skills.
COLOUR. So beautiful.
I’m genuinely curious: if you’re reading this… where are you in the world, and do you celebrate St.Patricks day? . I got hypnotized and painted about 400 of these little rainbows- maybe there’ll be a pot of gold at the end of one of them?! ☘️ . Using: @royaltalens Ecoline liquid watercolours & a Princeton round brush size 0/2!
Can someone teach us to use watercolour so effortlessly? Please?
Is it possible to LIVE in a painting? Because we want to be in this magical galaxy.
And we’re watching it on repeat.
Tattoos definitely aren’t for everyone, but you cannot deny how beautiful these watercolour creations are.
Who knew coloured pencils could actually make magic?
We all bow down to Queen Maggie.
We can’t forget about the art that is a book cover. Total perfection.
Now it makes sense why we have bookcases full of these beauties, right?