Posts Tagged With: art therapy

Movement, Meanders and Massage

Kristen’s Tattoo

I came upon this story of a young art student who had lost an instructor to cancer. A tattoo was designed for her by a fellow colleague who wanted to pay tribute to her creations, caring and ability to carry on throughout all.

It is an impressive design and what caught me was the movement and the non movement of the objects included. In reading more of the purpose the idea was indeed to incorporate the movement that indicated the progress and struggles around the stationary poppies and stability of the labyrinth.

Aside from its artistic appeal and purpose, imagine the draw for left finger. I can conceive of it finding its way across the front of the body moving in what may seem a doodling attempt to the upper right arm finding its way along the path of the labyrinth imprinted there. In that gesture there is the embrace of a “hug like” impression for the body to enjoy without a whole lot of thought going on…a simple comfort enjoyed with just a simple small movement employed.

More to the story

I had not thought of placing a labyrinth on my body for therapeutic reasons though this story and the design as part of “art therapy” struck me that this would be a wonderful way to concentrate wellness with a simple cloth labyrinth, or even a small finger device placed on my leg while finger walking and massaging at the same time.  I love the explorations the labyrinth provides!

Getting  a leg up on labyrinths,

Lynda

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Balancing the Heart with Art

This caught my eye as it is designed with a feminine presence in mind. It also shares a message of balance and when combining the two, we can remember that when the feminine is in balance it  is a benefit to the world.

It brings to mind the saying, “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”.  Having lived it as mother and child, from my perspective it is so true.

This design is actually an artistic expression with a therapeutic use. How interesting the designs with specific uses in mind!

Of course this is from my perspective, though I see the arms uplifting wide in expression balancing with intention to uplift the world in embrace, while declaring a positive femininity with its bold red color. It is the soft shape of the lines being somewhat irregular and human and the curvature that molds the internal to the external and vice versa that intrigues.

Expression, intention and a call for contribution come to mind with this design, it does remind me that there are expressions each of these labyrinths make. Beyond the heart focus is the dialogue of the creator who molded and shaped it and I believe with heart.  That is a focus to walk with, the heart of the inventor.

Enjoying the creative soul on this last day of February. May the walks of heart we’ve enjoyed together pump up more pleasurable possibilities into this day and this remainder of our year.

In Bliss,

Lynda

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