How Even Non-Artists Can Use Art Journaling to Relieve Stress
[bctt tweet=”Children ALL express their feelings through art. You can too. #artjournaling”]
Dear Wonderful, Creative You:
Even non-artists can learn to express and explore their inner worlds and release stress through some simple art techniques, it’s part of what I call creative self-care. Today on the You Are an Artist Podcast, I’ll share a bit about how and why even the most art-phobic can use art for healing if she wishes. Take a listen:
(If the Soundcloud app pops up asking you to download, you can just “X” out of it and continue playing the podcast here.)
Episode 1 of the You Are an Artist Podcast: How to Push Past Fear in Your Art
Episode 2 of the You Are an Artist Podcast: Roxanne Coble: Welcoming Fear with Open, Shaky Arms
[bctt tweet=”There are some things we can’t express in words, for that, there’s art journaling. “]
Here are some links that relate to the art journaling ideas I shared in today’s podcast:
- How to Paint with Tissue Paper
- Art Journaling Inspiration is a post that shares a finger painting I did in my journal. I pushed and pulled paint around on for some time on the page. (Yes, it was very cathartic!)
- Doodling can be SO relaxing. Check out this post for more pointers: Simple Drawing Techniques for Anxiety
- You might also like some of the simple ideas in this post: 5 for 5 Self-Care Challenge: Draw or Paint
[bctt tweet=”It’s time we reclaim our inborn ability to express what we feel creatively. “]
I have a new class up, Freeing the Muse! It’s a step-by-step online class that will teach you to use a few simple materials and exercises to regain the joy and wonder of art play and self-expression. When I do these exercises, I’m always amazed at what appears, and it feels like a scrubbing for my soul!
You can also check out more of my CLASSES, or e-books. Also, be sure to sign up to get your FREE GUIDE TO CREATIVE SELF-CARE and get weekly updates on creative techniques for stress reduction and personal growth. You can also meet up with other budding creatives in our private Facebook group, Creative Self-Care.
Let me know what you think in the comments!
[bctt tweet=”Art journal because you’re happy. Art journal because it hurts. Art journal because you can. “]
DISCLAIMER: This is not art therapy, but rather art techniques for personal growth and exploration. For a listing of trained art therapists who can help with mental health issues, go to the American Art Therapy website.