Still here, still pushing on :)

Hello everyone, and welcome to new followers and readers! ๐Ÿ™‚

Where has the time gone this year?

My coursework has become really intense; we are at the pointy end where a lot of practical, group, and hands on work is required. I am learning a lot but have had very little free time. Some days I feel like I am trying to scale a steep cliff with my fingernails, but then I reach a ledge where I can take a few breaths and ย start to glimpse a view of the good things to come… Then it’s more cliffhanging… Until February 2017 at least, when our Clinic Week intensive is complete.

I miss blogging regularly, and I miss being able to read others’ blogs regularly. I have been trying to keep my instagram updated (@heartinsightart) but that too has been lagging. I apologise for this and hope you will understand the lack of regular posts.

Good news – I have got a lot of material on file that I had planned to share earlier. So please stay tuned for a series of posts, titled by month, to catch you up on what I’ve been doing. These should start appearing later this month, prior to me moving house. (Yup the fun doesn’t stop around here! ;))

I hope you are all well. I include a drawing I created in class back in late June, representing some of the feelings I was going through at that time.


PS. Today marks 1 year of heART: insight through ART! ๐Ÿ™‚ Interesting coincidence.

burning buildings, heart insight art, heART

leaf mandala

Hi everyone! Apologies for the delay in writing. I have lots of ideas but not as much free time as I would like to sit down to write and photograph. I would rather blog less often and create interesting, quality posts for you guys than publish a half-hearted post every couple of days, so my ideas for new posts will eventually appear! ๐Ÿ™‚

I recently led my classmates through an activity which we all enjoyed doing. So I thought I would share it with you here! ๐Ÿ™‚ You can complete this task alone or alongside others. The inspiration for this activity is from the blog ย Creativity in Therapy, and the nature and meditative and mindful aspects of it really appeal to me.

You will need paper (I used A3, but A4 is fine too), a leaf (or leaves, it’s up to you really), a pencil or marker to draw the circle for the mandala as well as trace around the leaf, and art materials of your choice to colour the mandala in later.

Here’s mine from start to finish:

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I know it seems a bit messy – I had to fold it up and place inside one of my books to bring home from class.

Give it a go – it is a great way to spend an hour! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you try it, please show me a photo of what you have created in the comments below. ๐Ÿ™‚