Discover ways to spark your inner creative!
This section is dedicated to projects and prompts that are geared towards teens and adults. These projects are suitable for all levels so no worries if you don’t consider yourself creative. All that is required is an open mind and the desire to try. If you are a more advanced creative, go ahead and use these ideas as a jumping off point, the sky is the limit! It is my goal to help you discover small ways to add a little bit of creativity to your life. Remember not all art will look beautiful…that is OK! The beauty is in the process of creating, and if you end up with a piece of art you love then bonus! It is always your choice to share it or tuck it away somewhere private, or even toss it out. Personally I toss or stash more than I share.
Did you know that drawing, among other forms of creative activity can help reduce stress? It’s true! Studies have shown that people who practice various forms of art experience reduced levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. The best part is that you do not need to be an “artist” to experience these benefits. I wantContinue reading “Stress Transformation Drawings”
10 Art Journaling Ideas To Get You Started!
Practice self care by blending creative activity with mindfulness.
This is a fun little project suitable for teens and adults. You will basically be “doodling or sketching” with needle and thread over magazine images. Magazines are a favorite art supply of mine. I tend to keep a collection of various types of magazines on hand as I use them in my art frequently. ForContinue reading “Magazine Embroidery”
I believe that creative expression is linked to mindfulness. When you are creating your are in the present moment. You are focusing on what is before you. I consider the process of creating to be an active form of meditation. This is especially true if you take the time to pause and notice your breathContinue reading “Drawing Your Breath”
So one thing that I find I am constantly saying is, “Sometimes art is messy.” In our culture we tend to have a fear of mess. This fear can act as an inhibitor to our creativity. We tell our children, “Don’t make a mess.” We tell ourselves, “I can’t do that it is too messy.”Continue reading “Sometimes Art Is Messy”
In Fun With Collages, Part 1 we looked at torn paper collages, cut paper collage, and vision boards. The post was getting long, but I felt like there was still so much more to cover! So today we will look at recycled art paper collages, cardboard collages, fabric collages, and found object collages. Just aContinue reading “More fun with collage, part 2.”
fun collage projects for all ages.
Check out this is a fun and easy project to get your creative juices flowing! This project is geared towards adults, however I have done this with kids as young as 9 before and it has gone really well. Children just need to be old enough to follow instructions and patient enough to work throughContinue reading “Abstract Watercolor Project”
Blow painting is a fun process art activity for multiple age groups. Simply change the type of paint or pigment used for different effects and for different age groups. Read on to find out the general process plus check out my top 5 favorite projects using this technique! There are projects for preschoolers, school agedContinue reading “Blow Painting: Process art for kids and Adults!”
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