Top Ten Coolest Art Therapy Techniques ~ #10 ~ David Letterman style

A new series…*The Ten Coolest Art Therapy Techniques*
by one of my favorite art therapists Cathy Malchiodi

This is a great article and a youtube video of Magazine Photo Collages Cathy has created over the last few years. So cool…an amazing art form you must check out!

Here is the link to technique Number 10

Watch for future journals and I will give you each one as Cathy releases her top ten picks! You will learn a lot and it is fun to see how art therapists are using art to assist in healing of hearts, minds and souls!
Lynn : )


Check out Songwriter’s article in the Healing Through Art group forum. She posted the introduction to a series of installments in an article she would like to share with us.…

Here are some sample topics she will be covering over the next month or so:
1. “Where have all the flowers gone?”
Or what has happened to the feminine?

2. “How much is that doggy in the window?”
Or who said a woman’s place is in the home?

3. “Hush little Baby”
Or how the fathers wound so deeply.

4. “Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?”
Or what happened to Daddy’s innocent little girl?

5. “Slip slidin’ away”
Or the slippery slope of trying to be perfect.

6. “Yesterday”
Or what happens when the past moves into the present.

7. “Blowin’ in the wind”
Or how to move with the times.

Read her Introduction at the following lin

Kseniya Simonova - sand artist

Many of you Bubblers may have seen this but I had not. I thought I would share it with any of you who have not seen it or those of you who would like to see it again. I don’t know if this would be called performance art or what, but in my mind this is truly beautiful and moving art!

“This video shows the winner of “Ukraine’s Got Talent”, Kseniya Simonova, 24, drawing a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary people were affected by the German invasion during World War II. Her talent is mesmeric to watch.

The images, projected onto a large screen, moved many in the audience to tears and she won the top prize of about £75,000.

She begins by creating a scene showing a couple sitting holding hands on a bench under a starry sky, but then warplanes appear a

Lemonade out of Lemons?

Hi everyone! I was just bmailing an RB friend and I was whining about the snow, one digit temps and blizzards (not the Dairy Queen kind) in Iowa! All of a sudden this phrase came to me…instead of making lemonade out of lemons, I need to make snow cones out of snow!

For any of you who are facing the same cold conditions, there is a thought for the day…or winter : ) Even the cold cannot take away my sense of humor, unless I allow it to. And by gosh, I won’t allow it! Have a great day!

New Traditions are a Blessing Too

Many of you know I have experienced multiple losses over the last few years. Most of us probably have. First my gramps, then my dad and now most recently my grandmother in August. Last December my 2 brothers and their families moved out of state and my mom, husband and I are left holding down the family fort in Iowa.…

Today is Thanksgiving day and a new tradition has begun. My mom is now 70 years old and has less energy and interest in preparing large family dinners; not to mention there is no longer a large family to prepare for. Plus the loss of my dad has just changed her and she wants things as simple as possible. She took care of him and others for so long she is ready to just take care of herself.

So at her request we had Thanksgiving dinner at a small diner here in our small t

I've missed you all so much!

Hi everyone. I have been MIA quite a bit because my counseling and parent coaching work has been taking off like a rocket ship! This is a good thing…but a bad thing in that I don’t have time to be on RB much or to be doing much creating myself at the moment. Fortunately my creativity is still alive and well, it’s just that parents of girls with eating disorders are getting the benefit of it right now. I am writing for them and so enjoy doing it, and the need out there is tremendous!…

I try to check in daily with my group Healing Through Art and also stay long enough to comment on a few new works. Then back to the online business and counseling sessions. I just want you all to know I am still here and browsing and commenting as much as I have time for. You all add so much beauty, cre

Check out a couple of my friends who have joined RB!

Please go check out Doris Currier’s work
I took some art lessons from her and she is the sweetest person you will ever meet and is an incredible artist!

Sample of her work

Also Foreverfreed is a young writer I know. Check her out here

Iowa artists and writers ROCK!

PS: Sorry I’ve been incommunicado more the last week. I am spending every possible moment working on my new online parent coaching business. This is not for the faint of heart, believe me. I will keep checking in as regularly as I can. I have missed you all and seeing your new work.

Relationship Tip - Build in a light at the end of the tunnel

I learned something tonight as my husband and I were talking about a difficult topic. It is one we both struggle with, but for different reasons. It is also one we have both felt is unsolvable, with no end in sight. Not our marriage of course, but just this one particular issue within the marriage.…

The no end in sight causes hopeless feelings and impacts our relationship negatively. It can begin to feel like the elephant in the room no one talks about because why talk about it, it will never change.

We decided to try something. We set a goal to look at this issue again in April 2010 and evaluate again where we are with it. We can still discuss it periodically as it naturally comes up in our daily lives, but we are not focusing on solving it until April.

This also helps us feel like

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