Art for Healing

Posted by Harriet Hodgson @harriethodgson1, Oct 26, 2018

Kudos to the Montreal Museum of Fine Art for allowing physicians to write prescriptions for free admission to the museum. And kudos to Mayo Clinic for its art program. From the beginning, Mayo Clinic believed that art can uplift patients and foster healing. Whether it’s Rochester, Jacksonville or Scottsdale, Mayo Clinic displays a wide range of artwork for patients. The Rochester site published a brochure for a self-guided tour of artwork. I live in Rochester and every time I’m at Mayo, I take the time to look at the artwork.

@contentandwell

@lioness I have a lot about adult coloring books so have looked at them in stores. They are so complex generally that I think rather than relaxing me they would make me tense and frustrated!
JK

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It is interesting that you mention that, @contentandwell. I feel the same way about adult coloring books. The small coloring areas seem to require a lot of coordination that I don't have. Hmmm, I wonder if a kid's coloring book would work better, with kids' size crayons?

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@hopeful33250

It is interesting that you mention that, @contentandwell. I feel the same way about adult coloring books. The small coloring areas seem to require a lot of coordination that I don't have. Hmmm, I wonder if a kid's coloring book would work better, with kids' size crayons?

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When I was teaching, many of my students enjoyed stained glass window coloring books. You could find different degrees of difficulty and they came in a variety of subjects, even seasonal. I don’t remember where we found them, though.
Colored pencils, crayons, even markers or colored pens work well.

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@rosemarya

When I was teaching, many of my students enjoyed stained glass window coloring books. You could find different degrees of difficulty and they came in a variety of subjects, even seasonal. I don’t remember where we found them, though.
Colored pencils, crayons, even markers or colored pens work well.

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I found this “Zenbroidery” and thought it would be a fun use of my scrap embroidery thread. Lucky I didn’t pay much for it because I am not enjoying it.

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@hopeful33250

It is interesting that you mention that, @contentandwell. I feel the same way about adult coloring books. The small coloring areas seem to require a lot of coordination that I don't have. Hmmm, I wonder if a kid's coloring book would work better, with kids' size crayons?

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@hopeful33250 Theresa they have all know nds of adult coloring books I have a bunch but like the more simple ones ,the animals for one and I will color all last message One color instead of doing each line different depends on the picture

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 Theresa they have all know nds of adult coloring books I have a bunch but like the more simple ones ,the animals for one and I will color all last message One color instead of doing each line different depends on the picture

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@rosemarya The stained glass sounds not certain I will have to look for them Thanks

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@hopeful33250

It is interesting that you mention that, @contentandwell. I feel the same way about adult coloring books. The small coloring areas seem to require a lot of coordination that I don't have. Hmmm, I wonder if a kid's coloring book would work better, with kids' size crayons?

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Amazing what can be done with crayons in a child’s coloring book.

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@contentandwell

@lioness I have a lot about adult coloring books so have looked at them in stores. They are so complex generally that I think rather than relaxing me they would make me tense and frustrated!
JK

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hhaahhha this is not "your thing."

Liked by Parus, lioness

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@parus @lioness @rosemarya "Whatever floats your boat". Just create! I have some coloring books with different subjects, too, and might break one out tonight. Also have some stained glass books, and a Celtic design book. If you go to a brick-and-mortar store like Barnes and Noble, you can thumb through books to see a preview. But I will admit having too much choice can be bad ;))
Ginger

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@lioness

@rosemarya The stained glass sounds not certain I will have to look for them Thanks

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@hopeful33250 Looks let I,m going to have to use my Laptop my phone and Kindle are making to many goofs

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 Looks let I,m going to have to use my Laptop my phone and Kindle are making to many goofs

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Not to worry, some electronic devices try to spell for you and they don't do it right. We all have it happen.

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@hopeful33250

It is interesting that you mention that, @contentandwell. I feel the same way about adult coloring books. The small coloring areas seem to require a lot of coordination that I don't have. Hmmm, I wonder if a kid's coloring book would work better, with kids' size crayons?

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@hopeful33250 I never thought of that, but you may have something there.
JK

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 Theresa they have all know nds of adult coloring books I have a bunch but like the more simple ones ,the animals for one and I will color all last message One color instead of doing each line different depends on the picture

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According to a Wall Street Journal article, adult coloring books and supplies are keeping Barnes & Noble in business.

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@harriethodgson1

According to a Wall Street Journal article, adult coloring books and supplies are keeping Barnes & Noble in business.

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@harriethodgson1 I didn't know that about Barnes and Noble They have alot of children books there I use to buy my grandson books there

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 Theresa they have all know nds of adult coloring books I have a bunch but like the more simple ones ,the animals for one and I will color all last message One color instead of doing each line different depends on the picture

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That sounds like a good idea, @lioness. I was trying to color each section differently and I was getting frustrated. Perhaps using different blocks of area with one color might be good. Also, trying a different size marker or crayon would be good. The Parkinson's affects my fine motor coordination and using small items can be more difficult. I'll have to give your suggestions a try.

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@hopeful33250

That sounds like a good idea, @lioness. I was trying to color each section differently and I was getting frustrated. Perhaps using different blocks of area with one color might be good. Also, trying a different size marker or crayon would be good. The Parkinson's affects my fine motor coordination and using small items can be more difficult. I'll have to give your suggestions a try.

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If you enjoy it, keep experimenting.

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