Redefining The Creative Process

The ongoing conversation and dialogue that take place as a result of the creative process is the method by which focus on self shifts to focus on connecting to and making sense of the world; It is in this way art-making is therapeutic, the creative process is transformative, and engaging with others is what makes it dynamic.

Cave Digger: A Testimony to the Creative Process

A documentary filmmaker followed a self-taught cave-digger for a period of three years. The result was so astounding that the film was nominated for an Academy Award. Ra Paulette digs cathedral-like art caves into the sandstone cliffs of Northern New Mexico. Each creation, made with nothing more than hand tools, takes him years to complete…

Part of My Journey: A Girl Becoming…

I stumbled upon a post by a fellow blogger, David J. Rogers titled Steps to Becoming a Successful Artist and Writer. I found the post to be quite interesting so I started to contemplate my own development as an artist.

Process vs. Product

*This article pertains to drawing only and does not incorporate therapeutic aspects of other art materials utilized. As this blog develops and, depending on interest, other art media and processes may be included for discussion, as each has unique therapeutic benefits. Drawing* is a very important form of nonverbal communication for all age groups and the process of…

What is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves use of art materials, specific art processes and art assessments in conjunction with traditional therapeutic interventions in treating a variety of mental health issues