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February 10, 2013
Art Therapy is wondrous. First session: depict a feeling with color, shape and lines: I drew two paisley shapes, one orange, one fuchsia. Then I drew bold brash black and royal blue lines around them and in-between. Directive: make a picture about the feeling. With paint, I expanded on the paisleys. Two Koi emerged, one surrounded by aqua, swimming into a loose net, the other in dark blue straining against a course net. It was Dad's journey into death and my feelings of entrapment. Wow, our subconscious is always aware and trying to resolve our dilemmas and psychological pain.