This morning I hopped onto my Art Therapy Spot Facebook page. While I was replying to some comments and jumping around the page I realized that Art Therapy Spot had reached over 10,000 followers!
Wow. How and when did that happen?
I went back to the first post I ever made on the page back in June 10, 2011:
I’m brand new to the “fan page” world, but I’ll get the hang of it! 🙂
I started my Art Therapy Spot Facebook page a little while after graduating from Pratt Institute with my masters in Art Therapy. This blog (started in 2008) and my Facebook page became a place for me to share my excitement and discoveries in the field of art therapy. I drew from my own experiences as an art therapist and all of the amazing articles and resources I was coming across.
My blog and Facebook page continue to be focused on art therapy, creativity development, news from the field, inspiring quotes and writing, mindfulness, and related healing modalities.
I have chosen to share my own art and creative process on my blog and Facebook page because it is central to my identity and evolution as an art therapist. I try to weave in my personal creative process with interesting and hopefully illuminating snapshots from my work as an art therapist. It’s important to me that I continue to share the role of art as a healing and inspirational force in my life too. After all, I became an art therapist because art has been an integral part of my daily life and experiences since I was a child.
My Facebook page and this blog are not created or maintained as any type of business, but purely as an act of love. I post and share because I know there are many people out there who are also interested in the field of art therapy. I have received many messages through my blog and Facebook page over the past years. I am always thrilled when someone reaches out.
Many people send messages asking to know more about the process of becoming an art therapist and if it is right for them. I share any resources and pieces of my own journey that I can offer. Countless others send me a message sharing personal stories about the healing and transformative role of art and creativity in their personal journeys.
I could talk about our field of art therapy all day and all night. Good thing I have a forum to do so!
Thank you for being a part of the Art Therapy Spot community, for sharing your stories, sharing the creativity, and sharing the love. I’m so glad you’re along for the journey as Art Therapy Spot continues to evolve, along with our field.
Yours in creative adventures,