Sharing a post from a blogger friend

I couldnt reblog this for some reason, so I am just copying the text of the post here.
donnalee, who blogs over at laughing dakini territ reading blog, posted this on her blog just now.
https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/

The site features magnificent and diverse works of dancing, music, theater, all kinds of things, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York to the Paris Opera to many multicultural works, and they are free for all of us to check out. Enjoy, and they are always looking for more work to feature, especially if its performance has been cancelled due to the coronavirus reactions, so maybe your work can get there too, with this great international platform available.

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Starting art therapy tomorrow

so tomorrow afternoon i will be starting art therapy. i’ll be working with a student art therapist. she works at the basement club, which is the mental health place I go to where my mentor is and where I have gone in the past. I will be working with her for 3 months. I am excited to start art therapy. I think I’ll enjoy it. I did it for a few weeks last year and when I was doing it I really liked it. I’m looking forward to seeing how creative I can be, and what I can create and what we can process through creativity. I will keep everyone posted as to how it goes, and who know, I may even post pics of my creative endeavours. Watch this space!

3 things challenge 29th Jan. 2019

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!

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/01/29/three-things-challenge-2019-29/

A new experience. I started art therapy

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!

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Emily, I still feel bad

hhihihihii
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
butterfly hugs
loves you,
emily