My Art To Inspire: Now a part of the Art Therapy Alliance Blog

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I am very pleased to be part of the Art Therapy Alliance Blog Index. There is a list of other art therapy blogs that also share inspiring information. Please check them out when you have the opportunity.

So many exciting Art Therapy experiences and connections made over the last few weeks.

When Obstacles Get In Your Way, Get Creative

When Obstacles Get In Your Way, Get Creative

Last week I was honored to have received a Next Generation Indie Author Finalists Award for my by debut Children's book Can We Play Again? It gave me an opportunity once again to talk about art therapy and all of its benefits alongside a great honor of recognition. Winning this award made me stop and think about how I started down this path in the first place.

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Puppet Making Class Inspires an Art Therapy Project

Puppet Making Class Inspires an Art Therapy Project

A few years ago, artist and art therapist Johanna Hamm interned at the Transitional Living Community (TLC) of Brooklyn Community Services (BCS), a homeless shelter for woman living with mental illness while working towards her master’s degree for Creative Arts Therapy at Pratt Institute.  I had the opportunity to speak with Johanna and learned more about the process of her work with the women at TLC.

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BCS PROS 9th Annual Art Show

BCS PROS 9th Annual Art Show

The 9th Annual Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) Art Show took place last week. Two BCS programs participated, the BCS PROS (Personalized Recovery Oriented Services) program which helps adults with their recovery from the effects of mental illness and TLC (Transitional Living Center) program for homeless, low income women who live with mental illness.  Take a look at their work

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A Winding Road to Becoming an Art Therapist

From the time I can remember I have always loved creating and being around art.  Whether it was sitting at my childhood table with my twin sister and drawing from my mother’s “how to teach art” book, painting rocks in our back yard, or designing fabulous outfits with our fashion plate set.  I have always had art materials all around me.  Creating has always been a natural instinct for me.

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