Today’s prompts are: story, elf, art
Buddy the elf sat on a shelf. Oh how I wish I wasnt an elf, he sighed. I wish I was an artist, doing art. I would happily draw all day long! I would sketch to my hearts content!
How he longed to stop playing that stupid game of elf on the shelf. The kids loved it though! They were always looking to see what his next mistievious adventure would be!
Some day, some day, he thought, I’ll be a famous artist, the first artist elf in the country! I’ll change from being a christmas elf, to an art elf!
Then I can be art elf on the shelf!
And that is the end of this little story!
Did you know?
That today is Pop Art Day? On the birthdays of abstract painter Jackson Pollack (1912 in Cody, Wyoming) and pop artist Claes Oldenburg (1929 in Stockholm, Sweden), we celebrate and honor all pop artists.
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
Vincent van Gogh
Oh I do love this one!
so well yesterday i started art therapy. i already shared my piece on here. we have a masters art therapy student on placement at the basement club. im not sure how long she’s going to be with us for. but well she is building up her experience with clients. and she’s doing one to ones. for free. i had never tried art therapy before. so when she offered I jumped at the chance to try it out. I thought why not? I might actually like it. And I do like being creative. And I like expressing myself through different mediums. So I gave it a go. And I was pleasantly surprised! I loved it! I created a piece that represented a storm. It represented my stormy emotions. I felt very stormy when I arrived at the basement club, as I had had an argument with my dad before leaving the house. So the piece represented that. I was pleased with how it turned out. My therapists name is Emily. She said she would organise to get some other materials to use next week. For collaging. Today I used paper and paints. Different colored paper. And acrilic paints. It was neat! I can honestly say I had fun! And I am really glad I did this! I was thinking at first that maybe this would not be for me. Because when I asked her what materials she had for doing the art she said colored pencils, paints, etc. And then I automatically thought she’d want me to draw. And well, being blind thats a no go. But we talked about it and she said since I dont have my sight that we can do other things. And i can create in other ways. Any ideas any of you can give me for art approaches or methods or things i can do will be great! I’m all ears! Or if anyone is an artist or an art therapist and has worked with art in the past let me know what kinds of things you did! Or again if your a therapist and you’ve worked with disabled people let me know! Anyway I am happy with my efforts! I am glad I did it I challenged myself and it worked out and I am happy about it!
it me emily
im still feeling really bad
i dont know when it will pass
my mind feels very full
i feel very scared
i still want to die
i still wish i wasnt here
i did sleep though which is good
i think sleeping helped me
thanks to everyone for all the support
your all so kind to me
i love you all your all the best friends ever
i really feel loved which helps me to keep on going
knowing there are people who care about me really helps
so thank you
im going to try to have a good day
try to do some things that will make me happy
music helped me yesterday
i listened to it for an hour or two
maybe i’ll do some art today
that might be good too
or read a book
i like the secret garden
and i like some others
so maybe i’ll read one of those
i think we are staying home today
i dont think we’re going volunteering
staying home will be good too i think
having a day of having nothing to do is nice
Do you consider yourself to be creative? If you do, what is your favourite creative thing to do?
My fave thing to do is write. I like to write poetry, stories, and blogs. A lot of us in our system like writing. Some of us also love making cards, and we want to learn how to make jewelery. We also like to do collages.
how about you?
Today’s prompt over at what if we all cared is:
best spot in my town
Well I live in a big city, I live in cork, which is in the south of ireland.
There are many great spots in cork. I love my city.
There are many tourist attractions. And many beaches. Its hard to just pick one.
My favourite beach is inchadonnie, not sure I am spelling it right, but, the sand there is super soft, it is beautiful there. Very peaceful too.
I also love the local parks in my city. I like to take nitro walking in them. There are a few big ones in the city, like fitzgeralds park, and ballincollig regional park.
Cork has a lot to offer. From concert venues and theatres, to parks, beaches, art galleries, and more. You’d never run out of things to do in cork.