Published: Aug 2, 2023
Written by: Kelsey

Building Your Art Toolkit: Unleash Your Creative Powers!

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Unleash Your Creative Powers!

Hey friends.

Are you prepared to set out on an exciting adventure? of artistic exploration? Therapeutic art can unlock your inner creativity, offering a safe space for self-expression and healing, especially for individuals with chronic illnesses. Whether you’re an experienced artist or just beginning, building your art toolkit can take your creative practice to new heights. In this blog post, I will dive into the tips and tricks that empower you to create confidently and joyfully. We will discover the best art supplies, organization ideas for your creative space, and how to foster a nurturing environment for your artistic endeavours. Get ready to unleash your creative powers!

1. Choose the Right Art Supplies:

Investing in high-quality art supplies can significantly impact the final outcome of your artwork. While countless options are available, focus on finding those that resonate with you and suit your unique creative expression. Whether it’s watercolours, acrylics, coloured pencils, or pastels, selecting the suitable medium will amplify your artistic journey. Experiment with various tools and materials to see what sparks joy and brings you the most satisfaction. Now, you should keep in mind that even though high-quality products will impact the outcome when you are first starting and finding a medium that you enjoy exploring. Start with the lower-end brands while exploring until you are sure of the medium/s that you want to use.

2. Organize Your Creative Space:

Creating a well-organized creative space is vital for an enjoyable artistic experience. When your supplies are easily accessible, and your workspace is clutter-free, you can fully immerse yourself in the artistic process. Use storage containers, shelves, or a designated art cart to keep your materials in order. A tidy space enhances your creativity and allows you to focus solely on your art. Having a Rubbermaid tub to keep all your supplies in is an excellent idea for a few reasons, save space, have it all in one place and take it with you when travelling.

3. Embrace Playful Experimentation:

Art is about embracing experimentation and letting go of the fear of making mistakes. As individuals with chronic illnesses, you know that life can be unpredictable, and art provides a space to freely express yourself without judgment. This is your safe space where every brush stroke brings a sense of healing. Embrace playful experimentation, try new techniques, mix colours, different paints, stamps, and collage moulds and see where your creativity leads you. Therapeutic art is not about right or wrong outcomes; it’s about the joy of creating.

4. Create a Nurturing Environment:

Your art practice can be a source of comfort and solace. A place you crave to go find your balance, thoughts, and emotions. It’s where you want to cultivate a nurturing environment where you can freely express your emotions and thoughts through art. You use your creative sanctuary to relax, release stress, and find moments of peace. Whether it’s a quiet corner in your home, a cozy studio, or a favourite natural spot, surround yourself with elements that inspire and uplift you. Find a cozy blanket, pillow, nice place to sit or lay down, candles or lights, music and most importantly, NO PHONES!!! 

5. Practice Mindful Art:

Mindfulness and therapeutic art go hand in hand. Engage yourself in mindful art sessions where you fully immerse in the process without judgment. Pay attention to the sensations of the materials in your hands, the brush strokes on the canvas, or the sound of a pencil against paper. Mindful art allows you to be fully present and engaged at the moment, providing a sense of tranquillity and focus.

Building your art toolkit is a rewarding and enriching journey that will elevate your therapeutic art practice to new heights. Embrace the joy of experimentation, select the art supplies that speak to your soul, and create an inviting and nurturing environment where your creativity can flow. Remember, art is about self-expression, healing, and finding solace amid life’s challenges. So let your imagination run wild, unleash your creative powers, and revel in the beauty of your artistic exploration.

Looking for more support? Or do you want to be part of a community that understands chronic illness and is full of individuals empowering their lives one step at a time? Become a Beautifully Broken Wellness Warriors member and empower your life through mindfulness, therapeutic art and a community of like-minded individuals. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Happy creating!

Kels

Written by Kelsey Bornyk

My name is Kelsey Bornyk, and I am an artist, creator, chronic illness warrior, and coach who helps:

Guide female entrepreneurs to create calm, clarity and success in their business.

Transform challenges, break through barriers, and step into your power.

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