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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Art exhibition

Yesterday I went to an art exhibition. It was an awesome experience.

This was an exhibition for the blind. You could touch some pieces there. That part was so amazing.

I went with my supervisor from the partnership, my supervisor from friendly call. She had offered to take myself and my friend norma to see the exhibition. So nice of her to do that for us.

I love art. I love that I could touch some stuff in the exhibition.

I wish I could have taken photos but that wasnt permitted.

I’m glad I got to go though. To often artists think of art as things you can see, and their art is representative of that.

This was new to me and very very wonderful. Its wonderful that there were tactile parts of it.

We sat in the gallerys restaurant afterwords and had coffee. It was such a beautiful atmosphere in the gallery. So peaceful and serene.

I’m happy that I got to experience the exhibition. Very very delighted.
carol anne

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