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REMEMBRANCE DAY POPPIES Remembrance day is approaching and I wanted to honor all the veterans in a special way. We crafted these beautiful poppies to hand out to the residents at the retirement center. The project was very easy and we were able to create many poppies in a short amount of time. Each participant   

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Don’t throw out your empty yogurt containers!!! If you’re like me, you have a bunch of yogurt containers stacked in your tupperware drawer. Sure they’re handy to use for leftovers, but surely there must be another use for them… Yogurt Container Planters! What you’ll need: -empty yogurt container -paint brushes in various sizes -black acrylic   

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My man and I went to the creek this past Sunday for a little adventure, rest and relaxation, and sunbathing. I had such a wonderful time… I grew up with the creek in my backyard, so being there brought back tons of positive memories. I explored around and found the perfect round river rock (I   

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When I first arrived to Art Therapy class everyone was very eager to see what the project was going to be. Today when I showed the class what we’d be making many people commented on how beautiful it was, however, they wouldn’t possibly be able to create something like that! One woman in particular, Mary,   

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This morning I went for a walk down by the creek to collect rocks. I filled my canvas bag with smooth oval rocks in preparation for today’s class. I washed all the dirt off the rocks and painted them black. They were all ready for Art Therapy class. 🙂 Everyone had so much fun painting   

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What you’ll need: Tissue paper Pipe cleaner Scissors Ruler

My favorite painting from today’s class was this modest tree with pink blossoms (yes, sometimes I do have favorites shhh). The woman who created this painting has lost most of her speech; it takes her a while to form the proper pronunciation and she often stutters. Her motor skills are slipping as well. Her hands   

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Chillaxin Play List for Tonight’s Painting Sesh: 1. Angus and Julia Stone – Wasted   2. Ray Lamontagne – Crazy (Gnarls Barkley Cover) 3. Jack Johnson – What You Thought You Need 4. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – Low Road 5. Grand Alolog – Take It Slow 6. Stephen Marley – Hey Baby (Feat. Mos   

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I brought a big bag of decorative craft paper to Art Therapy today. The seniors just loved all the sparkle and glitter. There was gold paper, textured paper, and even paper with threaded flowers! We made these adorable owl bookmarks. I wish we had more time to create more than just one bookmark each. At   

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