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Art & Creativity

We know it's an odd time.

Try out some of these projects and relax...

Self Portrait

Draw a portrait of your past self.

  • How have you changed and grown?

  • What were you interested in when you were 6 or 10?

  • What does your outer self look like? What about on the inside? 

  • Can you draw one without your face? (What symbolizes you?)

Need more inspiration? 

Zentangle

The Zentangle Method is an

easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

We call these patterns, tangles.

 These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called "tiles." We call them tiles because you can assemble them into mosaics.

Journal

Everyone processes information in different ways. Some need to speak with a friend, or work through how they feel on paper. Others don't like to think about it at all. But just starting and seeing where it takes you can be really enlightening, and no one needs to see it but you.

Don't know how to start? 

Use a few prompts to get you thinking.

Forgiveness Box

If there is a certain person — including yourself — you don’t want to harbor negative emotions toward any longer, try making them a forgiveness box. Decorate a small box with calming images and words that can be either specific to an individual or how you wish to feel. The act of making the box will bring up happy memories of that person, as well as help you physically work toward a place of forgiveness. 

Alter a Magazine

Don't feel like you're an artist?

Don't worry about it.

We can take art and media we find around us and change it using markers, paint, scissors, glue, (whatever you can find!) to make it our own. Find an old magazine and change things up. 

Not sure how to start?  

Check out these examples.

Make a Safe Space

When was the last time you built a fort? A safe place all to yourself. 

Grab some blankets and pillows, find a chair or two, and some things that relax you. Maybe something nostalgic or some lights or your favorite music.

Not sure how to start?  

Check out these examples.

Write a Bucket List

It's hard to accomplish goals you haven't set. Think about your ideal future. 

1. Who would you like to meet?

2. Where would you like to travel? If you could only do 3 things when you got there, what would you pick?

3. What challenges would give you the biggest confidence boost?

4. When you imagine yourself as really, really relaxed and happy, what are you doing? 

5. What do you like consuming that you might like to have a go at producing?

Make a Playlist

Imagine you're making a playlist for a friend. What music would you choose if they were: 

1. Going through a tough time

2. Going on a road trip

3. Having trouble sleeping

4. Throwing a party 

5. In need of a confidence boost

6. Doing homework

7. Trying to discover new music

Ocean-Friendly DIY Projects

Many of the products we use daily aren't exactly eco-friendly.

Try your hand at making your own lotion, chap stick, or gift wrap. 

Click below to click for 6 DIY gift and product tutorials.  

Make a Playlist

Imagine you're making a playlist for a friend. What music would you choose if they were: 

1. Going through a tough time

2. Going on a road trip

3. Having trouble sleeping

4. Throwing a party 

5. In need of a confidence boost

6. Doing homework

7. Trying to discover new music

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