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Posts tagged “acrylic

Buzzing Around

Posted on March 4, 2015

I have a memory of the very first time a bee stung me. I was about 5 and playing on a playground in my bare feet. I stepped on a bee and… OUCH!

I’m not sure how this painting was started. Honestly, it was a painting that had been initiated years ago by another art therapist, and I came across it hiding under a pile of things in the art closet. After our group worked on it, It looks entirely different now.

A participant told a story of how his Dad kept bees, and one day he made the poor decision to investigate–resulting in many, many bee stings. Others told stories of their own encounters with bees. And while we were story-telling, we passed the canvas around, each participant dipping their thumb in yellow paint to make a bee on the canvas.

In the end, participants all loved how their painting turned out… even if it did evoke memories of being stung!

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For you shall go out in JOY and be led forth in PEACE…

Posted on January 15, 2015

I have been completely fascinated with Starlings this fall. They have been all over our neighborhood and many times flock to our yard and cover every tree branch in our little backyard forest …Wikipedia describes them as such: “Starlings have strong feet, their flight is strong and direct, and they are very gregarious.”— I love that description because it comes across as something I can aspire to. And yet, another website describes their wonder more as a nuisance: Starlings are considered pests because they nest in places you do not want them….Starlings will nest in almost anything that resembles a cavity, such as a hole in a building or sign, a bird house, a hollow in a tree or a crack in rocks. You will…