One Sentence: About Working with Kids as an Artist, not an Art Therapist

I figured out what I really want to get into when I work with children, and it’s definitely not art therapy (equals also family therapy), but rather: a way a child can visit a magical land of their own making and re create this other world place in my studio, and I would be a part of the transformation process, a helper for the child to enhance their creation.

Wednesday Wonderfuls – What are Affirmations? How do I do them?

Natasha Shapiro, ATR-BC, LCAT:

Thank you Keith for posting my link. This is a great post about affirmations with guided meditation…

Originally posted on The Art and Design of KeithMikeTom:

What are affirmations?

Have you ever wondered about affirmations? What they are, how to do them?

You’re not alone!  Affirmations are a positive tool to help attract things to your life, that make you feel better. Think about it! We are all star stuff! Everything we are once existed inside a dying star. We are this slowed down energy. Affirmations work with energy. When you affirm something, you make it definite. Affirmations can work positively or negatively.

One of my favourite places to eat in Dublin is Oolong – Flower Power on Stephen’s Street. It’s a charming tea shop (with awesome food, and lovely staff). One awesome thing about it is that they have an affirmation board. You donate, create and share an affirmation, and it is posted on the board. It fills me with joy to read some of it.

Examples of affirmations

Have you ever thought “I am…

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Creativity: How and Where to Find It!

Natasha Shapiro, ATR-BC, LCAT:

First check out purple “poster”, then read! Creativity is about living creatively all the time as much as possible and in any form!!!

Originally posted on The UK's Transitions Mentor:

Benn’s note: I was so pleased to receive this blog by email recently that I felt I had to share it! James at ShareAsImage.com has crafted a really excellent blog post on the topic which I’ve reblogged below.

What John Cleese, Stephen King, Paul Simon and Anthony Trollope Can Teach You About Creativity

Anthony Trollope was one of the world’s most creative writers.

In the 1800’s he regularly released novels over 700 pages in length, multiple times a year, and wrote whole series so long in length that Lord of the Rings looks like a short story.

And, he did all of this while working a full time job for the British Postal Service.

According to Stephen King in his book On Writing, he was able to stay so creative for one simple reason – his process:

“He wrote for two and a half hours before work. This schedule was…

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