Thursday, March 25, 2010

Moving Blog

As I currently have two blogs, with nearly the same information, I am going to discontinue using this one for the moment and post all my blogs at

Who knows, maybe in time I will start using this one again!

Self Care Journal

March 24

March 25

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Today I had a group about Mandalas and I decided to make a mandala alongside of the group. This is what I came up with:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Self Care Journal

March 10

March 16

March 18

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Self Care Journal

Well my self care lunches have become more frequent, and actually inspired me to work on it at home more... A while back I completed the fronts of all the pages in the moleskine, and now I am working backwards. I love having opposing images on both pages, and it is neat seeing how my style and expression continues to change.

March 3

March 4

March 5

I love how the pocket on the image above turned out. I had been trying to think of how I would incorporate the collage paper dolls that I made in my children's art therapy group. I love that the symbolism of a safe place in my journal correlated to the safe place that I hope the clients are finding.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Self Care Journal

February 28

March 01

March 02

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Journal Group

Here is the page that I worked on in group to show the clients how to use the photographs I took of them. (So fun to take really cute belly shots)

And I prepared this page today to model writing in it next Tuesday!

The ladies really make it feel worth while, when they tell me it is their favorite group of the week, and they stop by my room to get art supplies to work in it over the weekend! So worth it!

Self Care Journal

February 24

February 27

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Journal Group

Last week I had the pleasure of starting an Art Journaling Art Therapy Group. It meets twice a week, and is composed of the pregnant ladies at the clinic. The hopes is that the women can journal about their pregnancy and baby, which will hopefully help with the attachment to the baby in utero!I am not sure about the ultimate goal, but I can tell you this, one of the lady's told me today it was her favorite group. That is enough for me at this point.

I have decided that I will also work in a journal during the group, so that I can help create the creative atmosphere, but also to demonstrate journaling techniques.

Here is the cover that I created today in group (You might recognize the journal from this post and instructions on how to make it can be found here):

And the inside covers, that I worked on at home (the ladies are also encouraged to take their journals with them to work):

Self Care Journal

February 23

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Self Care Lunches

Recently I found that I was so tired at the end of the workday, I was not using my journal... So I decided to start doing "Self Care Lunches." Every Tuesday and Thursday, I take my journal to my therapy room at work, and use my lunch break to create art (and to eat of course). This has worked out wonderfully. And again has made me accountable for my self care!

February 16

February 18

Monday, February 15, 2010

Self Care Journal

February 9

February 11

February 12

Monday, February 8, 2010

Self Care Journal

I have been bad at updating the blog with these images. Here is a smattering of recent images... and I hate to say I do not have dates on most of them.

February 4
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