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'How to heal with Color' What colours to paint with to heal your emotions
August 26, 2015
This month has been focusing on how colour can heal as well as trigger emotions in your atmosphere and where you live
This post we will be looking at what types of colour to paint with when you are having emotions surface. This can be for both adults and children. Art is assumed that it can heal your emotions. This statement is correct to a point. It can heal your emotions, if you are putting on paper what you see in your head and heart in proportion.
Many people become very frustrated that they can clearly see a picture in their minds, but the more they try to draw it, they become frustrated that it isn't to what they want it to be. So what starts to happen? The eraser is pulled out rubbing out lines constantly, pressing hard, loosing enthusiasm and of course the most destructive point - you start self doubting or emotionally destructing yourself.
Why do we do this? Because we expect to get things right the first time. Society has taught us that mistakes is 'wrong' and to be avoided at all costs. When in fact 'mistakes' is what gets you to learn and remember.
Until you know how to draw in proportion, there are ways and tools you can use to support yourself to paint or colour with colours. These would be from:
1. Printing off colouring in sheets
2. Tracing a picture and transferring onto paper
3.Asking someone who you know can draw, to draw a picture
4. Start taking art classes in technical drawing
Until you are a master in drawing, why not explore with colour using artist materials, colouring pencils, paints to help you release emotions. When you have emotions surface and you use specific colours, be prepared that you will experience some form or irritabillity. This is because your brain and heart are going through a process of releasing.
What happens when you are applying colour?
You have emotions surface that may be uncomfortable. When you continue to follow through with the colours and reach the end of your creative playing, you have allowed the thoughts in your head and heart come out constructively through colour. It gives your brain the space to process your thoughts and feelings.