Posts categorized: Art

  Sara Roizen ~ ink on paper ~ 2011     “Learn how to meditate on paper. Drawing and writing are forms of meditation. Learn how to contemplate works of art. Learn how to pray in the streets or in the country. Know how to meditate not only when you have a book in your hand but when you are...

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A few days ago (on my Facebook Art Therapy Spot Wall) I posted some images of artwork that I had recently created during art therapy sessions with my clients.  Someone asked me some very interesting questions about my process in terms of making art during sessions. Below is my first response to some of these questions, and I hope this...

August 30, 2011

Sara Roizen 2011 ~ acrylic, aluminum foil, and sand on canvas “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato The idea for this post came to me a few days ago, when I was thinking about some of the suggestions I have given my clients who are struggling with depression and other life difficulties. Sometimes...

August 8, 2011

  cover of the Adoption Constellation Magazine       I was one of three featured adoptee artists in the latest issue of The Adoption Constellation Magazine. This magazine explores the diverse voices of the adoption triad and encourages an ongoing dialogue about topics related to the adoption experience. Below I have shared my essay on how my own artwork...

July 25, 2011

I’ve been very engaged in drawing over the past few weeks. I recently posted about my latest favorite drawing materials combo here: A Few Works on Paper These are a three recent drawings from the past few days. They were also done with prismacolor art stix and colored pencils on black paper. More to come..

June 23, 2011

My latest drawing obsession material! I am currently pretty crazy about Prismacolor “art stix.” They look like hard pastels, but they are actually woodless colored pencils. They are a bit pricey, (you’re paying for amazing quality) but this evening I marched into our local Michael’s store with a 50% coupon in hand. (Hint: always print out coupons for Michael’s! They...

June 18, 2011

Two weeks ago during one of my art therapy groups I had a pretty tough crowd. To preface it, the clients in this group are all living in emergency transitional housing and facing many challenges such as addiction and past traumas. However, this group was particularly rough.  First, it was a struggle to get the t.v. turned off (since the...

June 14, 2011