Art as Meditation

This month, I took some time to slow down, and did less writing and studying, to give my brain a break.
During that time, I heard about mindfulness-based art therapy (MBAT), so I decided to try some mindful/meditative art myself.

I tried some art in the style suggested by this article:

I tried some of the techniques suggested by this article:

…and I tried out a few ideas of my own:

This one is still a work-in-progress. Working with air-dry clay is easy and meditative, too. And it’s another thing that can be painted. 🙂

And I did find the process meditative. 🙂 It was nice to take some time for art without pressure.

An interesting related read from The Washington Post:
“Why making art is the new meditation” by Maia Gambis

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