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Harriet Hodgson
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Art for Healing

Posted by @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.

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@parus

@colleenyoung I had nasturiums in my garden this past summer and have some nice photos that I hope to work from. Attaching my most recent completed drawing.

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Thank you for the gift, @parus!

Halloween is one of those holidays that I enjoy. A chance to allow my imagination to play. Remember that old song “Monster Mash”?
Happy Halloween everyone!!

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@parus, Yes, the Monster Mash was a great memory. For those who don't know it, here is Youtube video taken from the old American Bandstand show with Dick Clark,

@hopeful33250

@parus, Yes, the Monster Mash was a great memory. For those who don't know it, here is Youtube video taken from the old American Bandstand show with Dick Clark,

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Thanks for the memories @parus. I loved that song! Also brought back some memories of others that preceeded it like the One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater in 1958. It must be closed to Friday ☺

@johnbishop

Thanks for the memories @parus. I loved that song! Also brought back some memories of others that preceeded it like the One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater in 1958. It must be closed to Friday ☺

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@johnbishop My grandson loves the purple people-eater. Those oldies are not too old for him. Some things are timeless. Flood watches here. Does this mean to watch the swamp rise out back?? Someone else can watch. “How High’s The Water??” Music also helps at times.

@hopeful33250

@parus, Yes, the Monster Mash was a great memory. For those who don't know it, here is Youtube video taken from the old American Bandstand show with Dick Clark,

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@hopeful33250 Thank you for posting this. I don’t know how and this was the one I meant-of course. Back to the drawing pad for me!!

I hope the swamp doesn't rise too high, @parus.

Here is an additional "perspective" about Art-for-Healing. I found it very interesting.

Doctors Dance, Paint and Create Their Way to Better Care
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/champions/newsfeed-detail/?link_id=703896

@rosemarya

Here is an additional "perspective" about Art-for-Healing. I found it very interesting.

Doctors Dance, Paint and Create Their Way to Better Care
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/champions/newsfeed-detail/?link_id=703896

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I read that too and found it interesting. I think the creative arts help everyone stay connected, and it sure does reduce stress for both doctors and patients. Hiking and nature photography are a good way to participate too.

@jenniferhunter

I read that too and found it interesting. I think the creative arts help everyone stay connected, and it sure does reduce stress for both doctors and patients. Hiking and nature photography are a good way to participate too.

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Jennifer, I used to paint. I loved water color. I was pretty good, but then life, job, and kids took all my energy. I even taught art in elementary school for a while. I loved doing that!
I also enjoyed calligraphy. I use past tense because my hands tremble from the anti rejection meds that I need due to my organ transplant.

So I am giving my attention to fabric and needle work. I have a need for control and I like patterns. Here is a thread and bead project (green)that I created. And one from a pattern.

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What beautiful work, @rosemarya !

@rosemarya Beautiful work! I'm glad to see your pictures and read all the comments about creativity and healing. It is something that I feel has had a connection for me for so many years. When I am not creating either with words or crafting, there's a definite difference in how I feel physically/mentally/emotionally. My hematologist-oncologist is a nature photographer by passion, and her office has walls filled with all the amazing locations she has been to. There is a deep appreciation for the creative side of life for those who have life held in their hands.
Ginger

@rosemarya

Jennifer, I used to paint. I loved water color. I was pretty good, but then life, job, and kids took all my energy. I even taught art in elementary school for a while. I loved doing that!
I also enjoyed calligraphy. I use past tense because my hands tremble from the anti rejection meds that I need due to my organ transplant.

So I am giving my attention to fabric and needle work. I have a need for control and I like patterns. Here is a thread and bead project (green)that I created. And one from a pattern.

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@rosemarya These are intriguing and would require focus to create. Partial to the green one. Amazing all of the ways there are to be creative.

@rosemarya

Jennifer, I used to paint. I loved water color. I was pretty good, but then life, job, and kids took all my energy. I even taught art in elementary school for a while. I loved doing that!
I also enjoyed calligraphy. I use past tense because my hands tremble from the anti rejection meds that I need due to my organ transplant.

So I am giving my attention to fabric and needle work. I have a need for control and I like patterns. Here is a thread and bead project (green)that I created. And one from a pattern.

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@rosemarya Watercolor is my favorite. It's the most difficult, but so beautiful when the light reflects off the paper through the paint. Thanks for posting your work. These are nice! I'm glad you can still do them, and I'm sure they bring you joy. Here's another thing that creativity does for us… we can think outside the box, and see possibilities and problem solving that others might not see. I think our environment influences us a lot even when we are not aware of it. If we surround ourselves with something beautiful and meaningful, we feel at peace.

@gingerw

@rosemarya Beautiful work! I'm glad to see your pictures and read all the comments about creativity and healing. It is something that I feel has had a connection for me for so many years. When I am not creating either with words or crafting, there's a definite difference in how I feel physically/mentally/emotionally. My hematologist-oncologist is a nature photographer by passion, and her office has walls filled with all the amazing locations she has been to. There is a deep appreciation for the creative side of life for those who have life held in their hands.
Ginger

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@gingerw Yes, I know what you mean. For me, there is no better feeling than to be satisfied with something I've created, and I can ride that wave a long time. Sure, I admit my mistakes and learn from them, but step by step, I get closer to the painting that I see in my mind, and when I get close to that, I'm happy. It's kind of like breathing to me. It sustains me and sends me forward in discovery of something new.

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