Easy Art Therapy Activities #9 & #10

Don’t think of yourself as an artist? You may make some new discoveries doing these activities.

9. Write a Found Poem

“Don’t consider yourself a poet? Let someone else do the hard part of coming up with the words by grabbing your material from old books, magazines, newspapers or even letters. Cut out words that jump out at or inspire you. Collage your found materials just as you would a visual collage. You can have a topic or story in mind at the beginning, or just get started and see where your word collaging takes you.” ~PF

image from Kylewagaman/Flikr
image from Kylewagaman/Flikr

10. Craft a mark-making tool unique to you

Image from lamentables/Flikr
Image from lamentables/Flikr

“Instead of spending the majority of your time on an actual painting, why not focus a little of that attention on crafting an alternative paintbrush all your own? You can make a mark-making tool out of nearly anything, whether it’s a row of toothpicks (glued to a cardboard base) and dipped in paint, or a DIY paintbrush made from pom-poms and yarn. When you finally get around to actually making a piece with your new tool, you will have relinquished some of your artistic control to your distinct artistic medium, which, of course, is a work of art in itself.”~PF

From: 10 Easy Art Therapy Techniques To Help You De-Stress

The Huffington Post  | By Priscilla Frank

P.S. The Organic Artist has some fantastic ideas for making unique paint brushes!  ~Sheila

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