A few days ago, I started having ART for lunch.
Just a few pieces of paper, a bit of oil paint, and my hands.
I sit down with my Imagination and marvel at the visual conversation that follows.
Today’s special: A Worry Sandwich.
After eating every last bite, I feel better.
Art really does heal!
The technique I used on this piece is called Touch Drawing. It was one of my goals this year to try my hand at this (literally). Touch drawing, a technique created by Deborah Koff-Chapin, uses the hands as the implement for creating art, rather than a brush.
Having a background as a massage therapist, I often have a sense that I take in the world through my finger tips, palms, fist, and wrists. Using this part of my body to communicate feelings and inner messages turns that sensory center into an express-ory center. The art feels intimate and immediate. It is very satisfying.