Art | Bloody Crayolas

When I feel my creative juices flowing… I know it’s time to produce and do something creative. It’s almost like I can’t sit still… I have to dedicate my time and thoughts into burning off the energy that takes over before it gets stale. I found a series of videos on YouTube that involved Crayons as a means for easy art. I jumped aboard. I went over to my local craft store and purchased a huge white canvas board and some glue sticks then I went to WalMart and purchased multiple boxes of Crayola crayons. You have to get the good crayons for a better effect, in my opinion. I already had the glue gun and paint at home so I painted the canvas using acrylic metallic silver paint and allowed it to dry. I stripped the paper off the crayons (this is optionals), glued the “naked” crayons to the canvas and used my blow dryer to melt the crayons. It dries almost instantly! It’s really super easy and a great project for the kiddies to do… Just make sure you put down plenty of plastic or newspaper to project your work area.  I ended up hanging this up in the front living room area of my house. Whether it’s a conversation piece or not, I am not sure, perhaps it could be, but it was a breeze to make and I love how it looks in my house. Hubby likes it too so that makes it all the merrier.  I always try to give my art work a name… so I entitled this piece… Bloody Crayolas.”

I really enjoy painting and anything related to art. It’s an awesome way to express yourself and it’s also very therapeutic. Sometimes I can pour my heart out into something that I create, it allows me to clear my mind and relax!  The American Art Therapy Association describes art therapy as “a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.” I love what I do…

Enjoy!

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