GIRL DIGS DAILY
Diving in daily. . .
I am so grateful to have taken Psychology of Art Materials my first semester of grad school. The transition into graduate school has not been easy. Financial, household, and interpersonal sacrifices had to be made in order to attend the program full time. At times the emotional toll seemed as if it would consume me. However it was our class’ exploration of art materials and techniques along with the opportunity to manifest an awareness of the various materials’ therapeutic usage that aided me in maintaining a healthy mental wellbeing. The commitment to keeping a semester long creative journal afforded me a much needed outlet and means to process in class directives as well as personal experiences. Here are a few selections from my daily Fall 2015 semester journal.
Since then I have promised myself at least five minutes a day to put paint or pen to paper. If Jung could do it, so can I.
Fun-A-Day in the First State! - A Shape A Day Keeps the Doldrums Away
This project has gave my just the swift kick in the artsy pants I've been needing. The emphasis is not on each individual piece but rather the work as a whole and really that I'm working on anything all. The project is taking shape (no pun intended) and form everyday and quite organically, off the cuff. I've gone from feeling far far away from anything creative and now I steal anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours just to create. It doesn't matter what I'm creating right now, what matters is that I am creating! I've reclaimed sacrificed time, moments just for me each and every day. Shape a Day is reshaping me.