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Hopper Drawing

I’ve never seen anyone paint, and now draw, quiet quite like Edward Hopper. In that eerie silence, he’s able to capture something only he can put his fingers on. A strange, and at times, overwhelming sense of burden that hangs in the atmosphere. As if one morning, these few people woke up to find that everyone else had completely vanished. Without a trace. And now, trapped in some form of purgatory- full of empty houses with the lights still on, empty roads without a single car in sight- these people are forced to live out their lives. Tending to an empty gas station, drinking the same coffee for hours on end, or helping people to their seats to watch the same movie over and over again. Day in and day out. It’s quiet. Dead quiet…

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NY Movie: My favorite Hopper. 

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Art Therapy

mentalillnessmouse:

I recently received an ask in my personal inbox asking about art therapy resources available for people to do on their own. I thought it would be helpful to post these here, too.

To anybody who’s reading this, I just want to say that I think it’s so awesome that you’re thinking about using…

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creativesocialworker:

Arts and Crafts Storage: Art materials can take up a lot of room.  Click the links below to view some creative storage ideas (Pictures are numbered from left to right, top to bottom).

  1. Shoe Organizer: Hanging shoe organizers take up little room and the pouches are the perfect size for craft materials.
  2. Divided Box: Glue recycled toilet paper rolls into a covered box to store items.
  3. Spice Rack: You can repurpose and old rotating spice rack to store glitter, beads, and other small items.
  4. Cereal Boxes: Cover cereal boxes to store paper, magazines, etc.
  5. Toilet Paper Rolls: Painting and glueing together toilet paper rolls is a good way to organize materials.
  6. Turn Table: Paint an old lazy susan/turn table and glue on buckets for easily accessible storage.
  7. Cans: Cover and stack cans to store art supplies.
  8. Arts and Crafts Center: If you have the room you could devote a whole shelf to arts and crafts supplies.
  9. Pegboard: Pegboards can be easily personalized to fit all your craft storage needs and can be mounted on the wall to leave plenty of room for toys.
  10. Drink Case: You can cover a cardboard 6-pack to make a portable art station.
  11. Flip Down Desk: This stores art supplies, takes up little space, can be used as a black (or white) board or to display wall art when it is up, and turns into a a desk when it is down (See below)

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Helping Others Through Art – Rochester Woman Magazine

My article in a local magazine on Art Therapy

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mmegz:

love every word of this quote <3

And my favorite

mmegz:

love every word of this quote <3

And my favorite

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"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

- Maya Angelou (via theorris)
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"“I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt .”
― Maya Angelou"

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