TWPC’s Art Blogs

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

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,

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

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

Why do I write a blog?

Hi! I’m Anu. If this is your first time visiting The White Paper Creative blog, welcome! I’m so happy you’ve landed here. Whether we know each other well or we’re just connecting now, I consider it an honour to have you as a reader. In this first month of the

Water always goes where it wants to go…

I have begun to reflect more deeply on my desire for control over reality. Many times, I have felt extremely controlling, and this has caused me much suffering and anguish. Giving up our expectations for the future is a learning experience. And no lesson is better than what we are

Embracing “Flawsome-ness”….

“There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.” (Tara Brach) It is a given that these days we are constantly inundated with stressors on a personal and global level. As tempting as it is to turn away from painful emotions, or

Daily cup of mindfulness

Mindfulness is a word we come across almost daily now and particularly with regard to mental health. Research has shown that we can change our brain with our mind and it is evident that living mindfully has a very positive impact on many areas of our lives. Buddhism and other