Monday, February 23, 2009

Serenity - Creative Therapy

For this week's therapy session. *wink*



Quiet. Solitude. Serenity. Those are what I crave when I’m in a bad mood. I’m not one to sulk for very long. I have to get through whatever is bugging me and in order to do that, I need calm. I need to be alone. With kids being homeschooled during the day and everyone being home in the evenings, I find I get in bad moods when I don’t have quiet time. I need it. My brain begs for it. If I have that calm I’m able to think over problems, plan what to do next and how to go about it. I need serenity.

What I Did:
I started with an old white tablecloth and cut a piece. Spritzed with Glimmer Mist (pink). Added layers of papers/stamps. Stenciled ‘S’ w/Shiva Paintstiks & rubon letters for the word (outlined all in gel pen.) Image is from AlteredPages. I sewed, strung beads and gathered the fabric strip. Used a broken piece of trim from an old bed on the top as well as a flower from a 1930’s hat and button from my great grandma. I swiped glue around the edges and sprinkled pink glitter. Sewed on flowers & beads and glittered them as well. Sewed jeweled necklace piece on the to as a hanger. I then glued the whole piece to mat board for support. It hangs in my art room wall to remind me to take time to be calm.

3 comments:

cherylstrait said...

Hi Kris,
I hear and feel your need for Quiet peaceful time, I like to think of it as "Oneness", we all need a chance to just be at one with ourselves from time to time.
What a very relaxing canvas.
Peace Love and chicken grease! (ROFL)
Cheryl

Rhonda Langley said...

This is one of my favorite pieces you have done. Love the glitter and the flowers & beads.

bekaboo said...

What a wonderful and surprising way to use those elements! It is really lovely. I hope it dispelled your bad mood! Creating something often works for me too, but I don't know that I could make this. You have a lot of talent and creativity.