Posts Tagged ‘Coloring’

Art Can Help Depression and Anxieties

July 22, 2008

Hi Everyone,

We are going to have fun talking about how Art can help us feel better when dealing with Depression and Anxieties. You probally saying she has got to be kidding I am not an Artist. Well you don’t have to be an Artist for it to help you. It can be as simple as looking at art, coloring  and for the more inclined drawing, painting, etc.  Art can help you relax!  Really getting lost in someone else art can be very relaxing. Coloring is an other relaxing form of Art.

 You can say Ok, but what am I going to color. Well here are some ideas. One of my favorites are Mandalas. Mandalas are geograpical shapes for coloring. Some have themes others are just shapes. My favorite Mandala site has lots to choose from and they are free to print. Here  is a link: http://www.papermandalas.com/sg.htm Use what ever coloring media you like. My favorite is colored pencils. I have lots of Mandalas that I have colored over the years, when they are done I put them all in a note book so I can go back and look at them all. Sometimes they end up on a wall or window. Just looking at them can be relaxing.

  I  am posting 4 Mandalas that I have printed out from http://www.papermandalas.com/sg.htm and colored. They are fun to look at. I used colored pencils on all of these. As you can see they are very colorful and you don’t have to be an Artist to do them.  The last  Mandala  is called a Turkish Tile. This was also printed from http://www.papermandalas.com/sg.htm . The big difference is that it is square. Try some Mandalas!

 

There are lots of different kinds of books you can buy. Some are geometric shapes that have animals hinden with in it’s design. 

I am giving you a link to Doodler Bugz’s Art blog. So you can look at the kinds of art I like to do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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