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Friday, December 9, 2011

Colorful Five Min Fri

(the title sounded like a fun tai dish or something, lol!)

Gypsy Mama says:

It’s Friday.

Let’s do it. Let’s just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Won’t you join me?"

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!!

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:


I can't help but think of painting and art therapy. I see the color on their hands and mine. Its cold with a pleasurable texture.

Blue is sadness, but a calming color.
Purple is healing. A calming, royal color.
Black is the traumatic event.

I see their painted faces in my mind. The flat affect in yellow.

I see bright reds and oranges. Bold, energetic colors depicting strong emotions like anger, rage, despair.

I see green in their flowers. Their trees blooming large green clouds. The calming color of growth.

The large butcher paper is on the floor or along the wall ready to display their outline. We mark the outlines, and the children paint the rest.

Sloppy paint is my color and tool.


  1. love this. Keep using sloppy - - the best things are born from there I think!
    Also, your title {after you pointed it out} now is making me hungry :)

  2. Thanks for the peek inside the eyes of an art therapist! As a special ed teacher, I love the thought of using color...even the sloppy "read" my students' hearts. Thanks again.

  3. I love these 5-minute posts...

    Artistic activities like painting can bring so much out of us, and at the same time help us release some of those feelings that get bottled up.

    Thank you for sharing this!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  4. Hi Kendra - its amazing how emotive color is! Wanted to tell you I've sent you a blog award. Check it out on my post today. Now, if you want to, for a bit of fun you can pass it on
    God bless

  5. Such a unique perspective on color! Thank you for sharing it.

  6. I love this! My younger son is an artist and it has been a wonderful therapy during a time years ago that was hard for him. He's a wonderful guy and is now minoring in art at college.
    I think color is a gift to us given by God :)