Comments on: Reader Story: Art Therapy, Painting, Osteoarthritis, Anemia, & Collages! http://www.arttherapyblog.com/general/art-therapy-painting-osteoarthritis-anemia-collages-a-reader-story/ Inspiring others to create. Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:41:33 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Angela Susan Harrison http://www.arttherapyblog.com/general/art-therapy-painting-osteoarthritis-anemia-collages-a-reader-story/#comment-2450 Sun, 07 Jun 2009 03:40:29 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=149#comment-2450 Yes,Art Therapy really works around these two blank areas, Fear and Ice. Using warm colours, begins to thaw away the ice, and dance is another way to free the Emotional body from rigidity. Thankyou for sharing your experience Diana. Even though I didn`t go through the same kind of shock, I can underestand what this fear and ice is, a state of Mind, that needs to be gently let go of, as there is a magnitude of Health behind it.Collage work is fascinating, and working with the elements, ie “dribbling ink or acrylic blobs on paper, printing and tearing paper, then rearranging the patterns. I like Abstract Art, and some days I experiment with collage. Soaking paper in coloured paint, drying it out, scribbling images, then tearing it up to then recreate another image. This kind of floppy art really limbo`s up the Mind, and one works with a state, whether it be fear, anger, or sadness. I feel it clears ideas, and then we can create a new picture. Although it is best to put things away sometimes, and keep returning to them. Then decide on a Title, and create another scenario of ideas, from what you have made.I did a picture like that from torn up pieces of paper, and made a marine type collage, with jelly fish, a tropical fish called a Burr fish from the West Indies, and it`s journey of sub tropical aquatic life. Of course I needed to resource information about tropical fish, but this kind of therapy, certainly helps one to detatch from past things, that we have no control over, but we can help ourselves to move on and detatch.It is called “Self discovery”, and Painting is our Tool.Yes, Art Therapy certainly is the best way to rediscover and Create.Good Luck with your Art Work.Thankyou for sharing your experience, and hope you begin to heal.Working in the Aquamarine World really seems to limbo the joints up, and as Natural Therapy recommends the Omega Fish Oils aid Oesteoarthritis. Once again, thankyou for sharing your similar experience, Happy Painting.Angela Harrison

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By: Diana Dieterich http://www.arttherapyblog.com/general/art-therapy-painting-osteoarthritis-anemia-collages-a-reader-story/#comment-2441 Fri, 05 Jun 2009 22:50:38 +0000 http://www.arttherapyblog.com/?p=149#comment-2441 Angela Harrisons experience mirrors mine. I lost my husband 2 years ago. About a year after that I woke up with horrible pain in my hands. This progressed to my hips and legs. Hey, I am over 70ty, but was a dancer, a painter, an artist in my heart and soul and I was frozen with pain. The tests said I had osteo arthritis.
This has been a difficult time. Brave to my family and the outside world. Scared and full of fear alone.
I am painting again. Slowly moving around the frozen. Trying for the energy I get through my acrilic colors. Moving the stiffness, pain and frozen towards the best therapy I know putting paint on canvas and loosing the frozen fear into the beautiful zones of making ones special expressions and marks. Dance away the pain. It is starting to ease in…………….Thanks for the art therapy images…DD

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