Friday, 22 May 2009

Creative Therapy #62

I found this blog the other day and made a note of the current catalyst (#62). Here's what they said

"show us your therapeutic art around "What's a personality trait you admire/seek in others? Why? ... It can be any form of art as long as it speaks to you."

Sounded easy at first. Do a LO of my mum with the words 'caring, loving, thoughtful, gentle, strong, considerate, kind, trusting, friend'. Easy, except that I usually do LOs and had been given the nudge to do something different. I sat at my craft desk for what seemed like ages until inspiration struck. I had bought a few canvases last September and done nothing with them. I'd only ever used one canvas in my life (here), could I make it two?

Pondering some more, I took my acrylic paint and 'went for it'. Here's the result (please excuse the different shades as I'm having to scan and jigsaw it togther using a very simple editing programme as I don't have my camera or fancy programmes on my computer)

The writing's done with a black permanent pen and the charms/photo turn each have a word on them 'strength / friend / hope / trust'.

It's not how I imagined it in my head, but it's still not as bad as I thought it would be. Would I paint a canvas again? I have 2 more this size and 3 12x12 ones, so who knows?

Don't forget that there's at least one personality trait that others see and like in each and every one of us. We are all great in our own way. If you can see in yourself a little of what others see in you, you're doing well.

Thanks for looking
Take care, love and hugs
Sarah C xoxoxo


Sammi said...

Great post!! Great traits!
Good work stepping outside comfort zone and doing a canvas :) I want to see you use those other ones too :)

tee said...

Love how you have done this!!