Cultivate your ability to express your own ideas and emotions. #emotionalhealth #ChildhoodEnlightenment Art is the suitcase of history, carrying the essentials.
Art is the life buoy of history. Art is seed, art is memory, art is vaccine.
- Yann Martel, Beatrice and Virgil
Operating as usual
A painting stopped Bill murray from committing su***de.
Spence, Todd on Twitter “Bill Murray talks about the painting that stopped him from committing su***de after being asked if there were a moment how art has made a difference in his life. Watch til the end to see the painting. https://t.co/LZzfn0eNrS”
This is one of the tools used with masterpieces in our emotional health curriculum.
This Therapist-Approved Tool Is So Useful For Understanding Your Emotions Ever struggle to understand what emotion you're feeling?
brainpickings.org “What sustains the artist is the look of love in the eyes of the beholder. Not money, not the right connections, not exhibitions, not flattering reviews.”
Lean in to “Fertile Solitude”
brainpickings.org “You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between is trust and love.”
“Kandinsky admonishes, the notion of “art for art’s sake” produces a “neglect of inner meanings” — a lament perhaps even more “sad and ominous” in our age of consistent commodification of art as a thing to transact around — to purchase, to own, to display — rather than an experience to have.”
brainpickings.org “To harmonize the whole is the task of art.”
“Like when you grope for a specific expression
to match what you feel, but you can not phrase it...
I think I will always look for you
in every mismatched and incomplete masterpiece.”
Poem by Radwa Abdulazeem
Maybe it is a lexical lack
or you need to create a brand new word
to match that feeling inside of you.
Perhaps some feelings are never
put into words because they are more
eloquent when they are unsaid.
Artwork by Useless Treasures
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Lockdowns and quarantines are taking a huge toll in ways that have nothing to do with the virus. From the article: Over one-quarter of those aged 18-24 (25.5%) reported experiencing su***de ideation in the last 30 days. Over 30% of unpaid caregivers of adults and over 21% of essential workers also reported contemplating su***de.
themainewire.com The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released a report on the state of mental health among American adults, providing a closer look in
“The emotionally intelligent person knows that they will only ever be mentally healthy in a few areas and at certain moments, but is committed to fathoming their inadequacies and warning others of them in good time, with apology and charm.”
This is excellent:
brainpickings.org “The emotionally intelligent person knows that they will only ever be mentally healthy in a few areas and at certain moments, but is committed to fathoming their inadequacies and warning othe…
forbes.com The debate on reopening schools largely revolves around making up for missed lessons, but education is not the most important thing children are missing when schools are closed.
Norman Rockwell was inspired by the greatest artistic geniuses. His 1943 cover illustration of 'Rosie the Riveter' was a direct tribute to Michelangelo’s famous painting of the prophet Isaiah on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
news.artnet.com The German government is providing a major stimulus package to support its creative and cultural industries.
On Tennessee Williams's birthday, his timeless wisdom on love – a lifeboat especially today: https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/07/30/tennessee-williams-love/
openculture.com One can only color so many floral-trimmed affirmations before one begins to crave something slightly more perverse.
apple.news Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.
inverse.com A new World Health Organization report lends "heft and credibility" but it's only scratching the surface.
npr.org Making art is fun. But there's a lot more to it. It might serve an evolutionary purpose — and emerging research shows that it can help us process difficult emotions and tap into joy.
Colored Pencil Society of America
"The pain passes, but the beauty remains." - Renoir (on why he continued to paint even when arthritis crippled his hands).
if only you could see
how heaven pulls earth into its arms
and how infinitely the heart expands
to claim this world, blue v***r without end.”
awakin.org Doctor, you say there are no haloes around the streetlights in Paris and what I see is an aberration caused by old age, an affliction. I tell you it has taken me all my life to arrive at the vision of gas lamps as angels, to soften and blur and finally banish the edges you regret ...
lifehack.org Art making has been shown to reduce stress levels, even if you are not good at it. Here're the health benefits of art that will get you start making arts.
Education policymakers have seen arts classes and cultural field trips as far less important than reading and math skills. Now there’s evidence that those experiences can have significant benefits, especially for disadvantaged students.
forbes.com Education policymakers have seen arts classes and cultural field trips as far less important than reading and math skills. Now there’s evidence that those experiences can have significant benefits, especially for disadvantaged students.
The Teaching Therapist
Beauty out of waste
How an artist transforms Bubble Wrap into an Impressionist painting.
“...top recommendations to clients dealing with anxious thoughts is to express themselves through art.”
"I draw women because they suffer a lot" - this is Sheillah, the 9 year-old Kenyan artist painting from the heart.
blog.art.com These 10 works of art showcase the history, culture, and symbols of America.
citylab.com A growing body of research shows that innovative businesses are common in rural areas, and rural innovation gets a boost from the arts.
'You don't get over grief, you just learn to have it as part of your life.'
This analogy of how we deal with bereavement is spot on.
The heartbreaking story of the artist who gave the children of this concentration camp art lessons.
Their beautiful paintings survive to this day.
Poppies and the losses of ordinary soldiers...
The poppy Wave sculpture has gone on display at Fort Nelson in Hampshire, after first being installed around the Tower of London in 2014
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