Give Yourself Permission To Play

Give yourself permission to play by tapping into your authentic self and releasing your inner child’s ability to express what you are feeling through creative expression and I do not just mean art-making.

With expressive arts there are no limitations as to what you can use to help you to express yourself.

Let your imagination run wild when it comes to choosing a medium to express your own unique creativity preference.

Through all manner of expressive arts you will bring about healing to you if you just give yourself permission to play and most importantly permission to create without worrying too much about what the final result will look like.

When you give yourself permission to let go of how the end result will look you can surprise yourself with the depth of rich, colourful emotion that can emerge onto the page and/or canvas.

Expressive Arts allows you to use colour, texture, shapes, symbols, lines, light and dark to express your emotional impressions and feelings without the need to refine it.

The beauty of expressive arts is that there are no limits on what you can use to express yourself and you may like …

to doodle,

to draw figuratively,

to finger paint,

to throw paint blobs,

to squirt paint from a spray bottle,

to paint with a paintbrush using either oil, acrylic or watercolour paint,

to use play-dough,

to use plasticine,

to use clay,

to use mixed media,

to make collages,

to use pastels,

to use crayons,

to colour in using pencils and/or textas,

to write,

to sing,

to dance,

to take walks out in nature, etc ….

It is as simple as giving yourself permission to allow your imagination (yes you do have one) to do its thing and explore, investigate and create.

Should you feel a creative block just do as I do and pick up a pen, pencil, texta or crayon and just Doodle … abstract doodles that appear out of nowhere and make no sense are my all time favourites!!