Monday, November 14, 2011

How to get published

How to get Published from Taylor & Francis on Vimeo.

Great video with lots of advice on how to approach journals and get your research published! :)

Monday, November 7, 2011


A friend of mine showed me the Zentangle about a year ago. I came across it again today online, and its really interesting. I made a couple of them in my journal, and it really is relaxing. It took my mind off the stress of graduate school for a little while. It reminds me of a less contained mandala drawing. In fact, I think I like this method more than the mandala because I get to make my own borders to the drawing instead of being confined in the circle form. Not that I'm saying a zentangle is better than a mandala. They both have good uses, and are appealing in different situations with different populations.

Try making your zentangle, especially if you're stressed right now. You'll love it :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Temple Grandin- Thinking in Pictures

I am currently writing a research paper about Art Therapy for children with Asperger's Syndrome. One of my favorite resources has been Temple Grandin's book, Thinking In Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life With Autism. I have wanted to see the movie about her life for a while now, and came across a beautiful clip on youtube:

Ten Minutes with Temple
Great Interview with Temple about Asperger's Syndrome in the workplace, and building life skills and experiences.
"I'm very concerned how the schools are taking out the hand's on classes because that's where these kids can get turned on. If I hadn't had art when I was a young kid, I would've just gotten nowhere."

"Too often, there is too much emphasis on the deficit and not enough emphasis on building the area of strength."

If you're interested in learning about autism, I highly suggest reading Grandin's book. The movie looks amazing as well, from what I've seen. If you're interested in learning more about Art Therapy in the treatment of Autism, check out Nicole Martin's Art as an Early Intervention Tool for Children with Autism. Another great book about Autism and Art Therapy is Art Therapy with Children on the Autistic Spectrum: Beyond Words by Kathy Evans and Janek Dubowski. Both books are great resources for those who are interested in what art therapy has to offer to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Make a Wish Doll :)

Interview with Art Therapists from the Netherlands

This video is so insightful for anyone who wants to become an art therapist or who is simply interested in art therapy :)