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How did poor-quality crayons make me an art therapist?

How did poor-quality crayons make me an art therapist?

In my kindergarten, we used to draw with thick pastels. They felt very nice in my tiny hand, but the red lines on paper were not even close to what the crayon looked like. I pressed harder on the paper, and it ripped. I was […]

Coloring books are not art therapy

Coloring books are not art therapy

Coloring books have become a trend. Why is this so? Filling up shapes and images, slowly and calmly, with a beautiful box of crayons next to you, is very soothing. It might provoke childhood memories before we were critical of our own creation. I believe […]

A guest: Nomi Tannhauser working with placticine

A guest: Nomi Tannhauser working with placticine

It is quite seldom that we come across an artist text about the medium he uses beyond the technical aspects. Curators write about it even less. I am in search of such texts. The actions and mediums are my foundation inner talk as an artist, therapist and […]

The language of materials

The language of materials

As said in another post – “Every shelf of materials can be perceived as a sentence, every cabinet as a paragraph..” The way we suggest art materials and tools, is actually conveying a clear idea, although we use objects only. Here is an example of two suggestions of […]

What is your favorite art medium?

What is your favorite art medium?

I have always been intrigued by the power of mediums. I can feel in my body distinctive sensations as I use charcoal, pencil or oil pastel. Even the sound on paper of each one of them makes is different! As for me, drawing and painting […]

About Oil Pastels

About Oil Pastels

Suggestion – provocation of oil pastels

About Charcoal

About Charcoal

Each medium of the 17 materials analyzed in The Spirit of Matter begins with keywords. “Charcoal Keywords: flexibility, impulsiveness, movement, power, separation, sensuality, tactility” Here are two examples: Fourth graders were suggested by their art teacher, to use charcoal to draw very quickly a few […]

The painting wall

The painting wall

“The studio has physical boundaries and an unchanging internal map. These provide a secure field in which the creator can work. The fixed location of the painting wall, work tables, sink, supply cupboard, as well as the studio rules and repetitive rituals – all support […]

About Ink and Sumi

About Ink and Sumi

“THE THERAPEUTIC AND SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE: Like in watercolor, the work process with ink and brush is associated with breathing, inhaling and exhaling. Ink inspires calmness along with drama. Since it produces many shades of a single color, it defines limits that enable comfortable and safe […]