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Searching for wellness and emotional healing through creating art.

Marietjie Uys
A Pretty Talent Blog: Sourdough Women Art Therapy, Pretty, Kitchen, Desserts, Blog, Recipes, Women, Tailgate Desserts, Cooking

Sourdough Women

I have done a number of blogs on sourdough and using your own sourdough starter in your baking. Today's blog overlaps these previous blogs to a degree, but it has a completely different aim. I once again start off by showing you how to grow your own sourdough starter, but the intention of the blog is slightly more inspirational than practical. In my travels and dealings with people, I continue to cross paths with women who I refer to as sourdough women. These are women, who on a small scale…

Art Journaling: Getting Closure Through Journaling Emotional Healing, Art Therapy, Art Journaling, Arts And Crafts, Closure, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Art Diary

Art Journaling: Getting Closure Through Journaling

I recently had to come to terms with the fact that a very close and dear friendship had run its course in my life. This was a difficult thing to accept and I kept wondering if there was something I could do to recover this lost relationship. It was only when I finally drew a picture and wrote a poem about it, that I realized it was all over. This act of creating from the ashes of a ruined friendship also gave me the closure I was lacking. I show you how to go about this in today's blog. The…

Wellness Journal Remaining Present In Your Own Life Emotional Healing, Art Therapy, Arts And Crafts, Presents, Wellness, Journal, Pretty, Blog, Life

Wellness Journal 5: Remaining Present In Your Own Life

If there is one thing we are all good at, it is imagining a future. There is nothing wrong with that, but when those dreams of a future stops us from living life in the present, it can become a problem. Today's entry into my Wellness Journal is all about choosing to live life in the here and now with what is real right now. Today's entry is not done in the form of a poem, but is written in paragraphs to read as an essay. I start with 'n pencil version which can easily be edited. The essay is…

Wellness Journal Making Time For Quiet Time Emotional Healing, Make Time, Art Therapy, Arts And Crafts, Wellness, Journal, Pretty, Blog, Blogging

Wellness Journal 4: Making Time For Quiet Time

We live such rushed lives that the time we have left over to spend with God is either completely exhausted, or there is so little of it left, that it begins to resemble somewhat more of a take-away dinner, than a three-course meal. For today's entry of my Wellness Journal, I address this issue while exploring choice of words and phrases when writing your journal entry in the form of poetry. I start by writing the poem in pencil. This way I can change words or phrases or edit whole stanzas if…

Wellness Journal Dreaming Godly Dreams For Your Life Journal 3, Emotional Healing, Art Therapy, Arts And Crafts, Wellness, God, Pretty, Life, Dreams

Wellness Journal 3: Dreaming Godly Dreams For Your Life

I doubt that there is a single person who has not known disappointment in life. We are fortunate if it does not take on overwhelming proportions in our lives. When it does, as we so often see demonstrated in the lives of others, it can have devastating results on marriages, families, and even lives lost. For today's journal entry I sat down and simply started writing and this poem emerged in no time at all. It probably has very little literary value, but I hope that it has the ability to add…

A Pretty Tourist: Inspired to create in the Northern Cape Emotional Healing, Art Therapy, Wellness, Journal, Create, Blog, Life, Inspiration, Inspired

Wellness Journal 2: Considering The Broken Pieces Of Your Life

I decided to work some more in my wellness journal today. Truth is that those blank pages at the reverse of the front cover was begging me to do something in all that space. To me space means potential. I had a conversation with someone recently about the broken pieces of their life and about how God did not see them as broken pieces. Once we have asked God's forgiveness, He moves in with His creative power and He heals, restores and erases those things that testify about human inabilities…

A Pretty Talent Blog: Art Therapy 7: Relationships Following The Primary Command - Love Yourself (Part 3/3) Emotional Healing, Art Therapy, Relationships, Arts And Crafts, Love You, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Te Amo

Art Therapy 7: Relationships Following The Primary Command - Love Yourself (Part 3/3)

There are so many of who are struggling to maintain healthy relationships that we thought it a good idea to do a blog series on relationships. We take a Biblical perspective, using Jesus' teaching on what the greatest command is in Mark 12:30-31. In the last blog of the three part series, we look at the second command which Jesus put next to the primary one of loving God, namely loving ourselves. This part of the command is often overlooked and yet it is essential to the success of the other…

A Pretty Talent Blog: Art Therapy 7: Relationships Following The Primary Command - Love Your Neighbour (Part 2/3) Love Your Neighbour, Emotional Healing, Art Therapy, Relationships, Arts And Crafts, Pretty, Artist, Blog, Love Thy Neighbor

Art Therapy 7: Relationships Following The Primary Command - Love Your Neighbour (Part 2/3)

There are so many of who are struggling to maintain healthy relationships that we thought it a good idea to do a blog series on relationships. We take a Biblical perspective, using Jesus' teaching on what the greatest command is in Mark 12:30-31. In the second blog of the three part series, we look at the second command which Jesus put next to the primary one of loving God, namely loving our 'neighbours'. This is seldom easy and we explore alternative approaches to this very common problem…

A Pretty Talent Blog: Art Therapy 7: Relationships Following The Primary Command - Love God (Part 1/3) Emotional Healing, Art Therapy, Relationships, Arts And Crafts, Lord, Pretty, Artist, Artists, Relationship

Art Therapy 7: Relationships Following The Primary Command - Love God (Part 1/3)

There are so many of who are struggling to maintain healthy relationships that we thought it a good idea to do a blog series on relationships. We take a Biblical perspective, using Jesus' teaching on what the greatest command is in Mark 12:30-31. In the first blog of the three part series, we look at the greatest command, namely loving God. This may not be the easiest thing to do and so we explore practical ways of working on having a personal relationship with God. As we will be using some…

Starting Your Own Wellness Journal 1 Emotional Healing, Art Therapy, Arts And Crafts, Wellness, Journal, Create, Blog, Blogging, Art And Craft

Starting Your Own Wellness Journal 1

When visiting a friend recently, she gave me a very pretty notebook. I immediately knew that I would be using it for journaling and writing. As my friend was going through a tough time, having lost her husband to cancer a few weeks before, I naturally steered towards creating a wellness journal, realizing once again how important it was that we should all work hard at finding the right words to express our feelings in order to deal with our emotions. I decided to share the journey with you…

A Pretty Talent Blog: Art Therapy 6: Confrontational Communication Emotional Healing, Art Therapy, Communication, Arts And Crafts, Pretty, Blog, Blogging, Art And Craft, Communication Illustrations

Art Therapy 6: Confrontational Communication

It is inevitable that we will have to confront people in this life. How we do it determines whether we damage our relationship with that person, or whether we create a platform for future open and honest communication. The topic of communication is too wide and diverse to hope to address all the issues in one short blog, but we will take a hard look at some common communication mishaps in today's blog when we invite the person we want to confront to sit down for a cup of coffee. You can…

Rock embedded in the gravel driveway leading up to the farm I grieved on a farm in Africa for a man I barely knew, and friend I had yet. Gravel Driveway, Emotional Healing, Art Therapy, Acceptance, Grief, Arts And Crafts, Africa, Pretty, Artist

Art Therapy 5: Understanding Grief Part 8 of 8 - Acceptance & Hope (Phase 7)

There is probably not one of us who have not had to deal with the devastating effects of losing someone dear to us. Everyone grieves in their own way and it would be a cheap attempt to say that one formula fits all. Yet, numerous attempts have been made to identify the phases that people in grief pass through and seven have been agreed upon to be more or less universal. We will take a look at these phases in an attempt to gain some form of understanding for the process we are passing…

Rock embedded in the gravel driveway leading up to the farm I grieved on a farm in Africa for a man I barely knew, and friend I had yet. Gravel Driveway, Emotional Healing, Art Therapy, Grief, Pretty, Blog, Gravel Path, Blogging

Art Therapy 5: Understanding Grief Part 7 of 8 - Reconstruction & Working Through (Phase 6)

There is probably not one of us who have not had to deal with the devastating effects of losing someone dear to us. Everyone grieves in their own way and it would be a cheap attempt to say that one formula fits all. Yet, numerous attempts have been made to identify the phases that people in grief pass through and seven have been agreed upon to be more or less universal. We will take a look at these phases in an attempt to gain some form of understanding for the process we are passing…

Art Therapy Understanding Grief Part 6 of 8 - Upward Turn (Phase Gravel Driveway, Emotional Healing, Art Therapy, Grief, Arts And Crafts, Pretty, Blog, Gravel Path, Blogging

Art Therapy 5: Understanding Grief Part 6 of 8 - Upward Turn (Phase 5)

There is probably not one of us who have not had to deal with the devastating effects of losing someone dear to us. Everyone grieves in their own way and it would be a cheap attempt to say that one formula fits all. Yet, numerous attempts have been made to identify the phases that people in grief pass through and seven have been agreed upon to be more or less universal. We will take a look at these phases in an attempt to gain some form of understanding for the process we are passing…

Art Therapy Understanding Grief Part 5 of 8 - Depression, Reflection & Loneliness (Phase Gravel Driveway, Phase 4, Emotional Healing, Loneliness, Art Therapy, Grief, Depression, Reflection, Pretty

Art Therapy 5: Understanding Grief Part 5 of 8 - Depression, Reflection & Loneliness (Phase 4)

There is probably not one of us who have not had to deal with the devastating effects of losing someone dear to us. Everyone grieves in their own way and it would be a cheap attempt to say that one formula fits all. Yet, numerous attempts have been made to identify the phases that people in grief pass through and seven have been agreed upon to be more or less universal. We will take a look at these phases in an attempt to gain some form of understanding for the process we are passing…

Art Therapy Understanding Grief Part 4 of 8 - Anger & Bargaining (Phase Emotional Healing, Art Therapy, Grief, Gravel Driveway, Arts And Crafts, Pretty, Blog, Gravel Path, Blogging

Art Therapy 5: Understanding Grief Part 4 of 8 - Anger & Bargaining (Phase 3)

There is probably not one of us who have not had to deal with the devastating effects of losing someone dear to us. Everyone griefs in their own way and it would be a cheap attempt to say that one formula fits all. Yet, numerous attempts have been made to identify the phases that people in grief pass through and seven have been agreed upon to be more or less universal. We will take a look at these phases in an attempt to gain some form of understanding for the process we are passing through…