morning walk shenanigans

Since we moved back to the country, I have started each morning with a walk. My daily walk is a walking meditation, a steadfast ritual to get my body moving, get some fresh air into my lungs, and to grab some time just to be out there, with myself, with

Technology for transformation…..

I had always believed that the online environment is impersonal. During the Covid-19 pandemic art therapists, like many other therapists, have been required to adapt their modality to the online context. Except, could art therapy really be done virtually? There are clear indications of what one misses or loses in

Finding my voice….

3 years ago I made the decision that I wanted to become a full time artist. I took the Milan Art Online Mastery Program and I’m in the process of creating my portfolio. It’s a journey of experimentation and creating various kinds of paintings to discover my voice. I wouldn’t

using art for healing(2)……

The recent passing of my mother made me realise that Grief is an intense sorrow after losing someone close, someone you love. I have been creating every single day since. My art allows me to express extreme emotions of anger and pain in a safe manner. It gives me a

Using art for healing….

Aaahh! The earthy aroma of clay… the scratchy feel of a quill pen on paper… the happy anticipation of planning a new watercolor painting. Art has been a source of much happiness and satisfaction for me since childhood. Okay, so I studied art at college-level, went on to teaching it,

Expressions in Art

                                                  MINOO POTHEN I have been in the mental health profession for more than 25 years.I have always been fascinated by art and during our tenure of training- we had a patient who would paint and the department would help auction her paintings and

Anu 2.0….

A few weeks ago, I attended a creative retreat in Goa. I walked into the space, not knowing what to expect, and found a spot all to myself. As it is whenever you enter a new space there is nervousness, and a fear of the unknown. But within a few

Finding Myself

My fascination towards art forms started at a very early age, I could sing and dance, but I never thought I’d be able to draw, let alone paint. As I became older, I was able to appreciate paintings, different artists, their styles, but I never picked up a pencil or

The ever open door…..

Doorways and openings are symbolic structures that have great significance in our daily lives. Moving through difficulties or challenges, entering into new spaces and opportunities, leaving sadness, loss, a broken heart – doors and openings provide the transition point to change. Travel led me to discover and develop a love

Travelling through Art…..

The last two years, overwhelmed by the ongoing pandemic, from losing jobs, social upheaval, and being unable to travel, I started to work on a visual journal as a means of self-care. It had been weeks into lock down, and was more and more obvious to us – that travelling