Stress Transformation Drawings

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”

Incorporate Creative Activity Into Your Mindfulness Practice

Practice self care by blending creative activity with mindfulness.

Art in the time of Covid

So covid has been an interesting challenge for many reasons, but as an artist/art teacher it has meant that many of us are working from home or virtually and often with limited supplies. Many of my teacher friends are attempting to teach kids who often do not have many supplies to work with at all.Continue reading “Art in the time of Covid”

Mixed Media Cardboard Weaving Project

For this project we are going to create a fun mixed media wall hanging. You will need: Sheets of cardboard Paint Materials to use for texture while painting (bubble wrap, corks, bottle caps, sponges, etc.) Scissors Yarn or string. Awl or sharp object for punching holes Bowl (Cereal bowl is fine or larger) Pencil BeginContinue reading “Mixed Media Cardboard Weaving Project”

Magazine Embroidery

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”