Friday, August 17, 2012

Making Whole: Illustrate a Quote


by Diane Steinbach
The written word, whether it is a particularly significant song lyric, bible verse or famous quote, can sometimes resonate so deeply with something within us that we grasp onto it like a life raft in times of trouble or sorrow.

Write down whatever quote or verse that reflects your current mood.  Illustrate it through the abstract use of color and lines, or a more representative image. Think about the words while you work, and how the words relate to you and your own feelings and situation.  Take your time and develop the image fully.

When you are done take a deep breath and release all the emotion you have tied to the words, be them sadness, loneliness, regret or anxiety. Release those emotions and deposit them into the drawing. Walk away feeling lighter and more at ease.


Diane Steinbach is the author of: Art As Therapy: Innovations, Inspiration and Ideas:, Art Activities for Groups: Providing Therapy, Fun and Function and A Practical Guide to Art Therapy Groups


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7 comments:

  1. Nice post - and great idea. Joining from the Friday Blog Hop - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

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  2. I will pass your info on to the ladies' in my church moms group and tell them to check out your site and book. Thanks for stopping by from the blog hop!

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    1. Thanks! We'd appreciate that! Let me know if I can send them any additional information on the book.

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  3. Art journaling! One of my favorite things to do!

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    1. Mine too... it can really clear your mind. Thanks for stopping by

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  4. Thanks Diane for sharing another inspiring exercise with us at Inspire Me Monday - you've been featured again this week at

    Create With joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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    1. Thank you so much! We appreciate your blog and hosting the Inspire Me Monday hop. Thanks so much for featuring us!

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