CREATING THROUGH CANCER
ART PROJECTS for CELLULAR HEALING
Have you ever thought about what creativity can do for your body? The truth is, your body is always creating. Your cells are regenerating and replacing themselves every second. Just by simply existing YOU are the ultimate expression of creativity! Thats why you can sometimes get lost for hours in a creative project. It's your body's way of calling you home.
So here are some hand-picked projects which may be of interest to people thriving through cancer.
Have fun creating the cellular landscape of your body. This is a crazy simple way to get started painting. It hardly requires any skill at all and the best part is, you cant make any mistakes because even the mistakes are beautiful!
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MAKE YOUR OWN HAIR EXTENSIONS (BEFORE CHEMO)
This is a short documentary about my response to hair loss whilst going through chemo. I knew I didn't want to wear a wig, so I cut my hair and made some hair extensions that I could attach to hats and beanies (for later on when my hair fell out). It was a fun, creative & empowering project.
This video will really get your creative juices flowing! Every idea in this video is something that ANYONE can do. Plus it is so entertaining to watch. I couldn't keep my eyes off it!
By the time you finish watching this video, you will have a can-do-it attitude to experimenting with copic markers, acrylic paint and even shaving foam!
CREATE A PROFESSIONAL
When was the last time you had a family photoshoot? There are so many great photographers in this world to help you create beautiful images. This was an incredible experience for myself and my daughter. Our photographer included us in the creative design of the shoot and gave us some beautiful memories to last beyond a life time.
MAKE A HOPE STONE
You can read about hope stones in an article from the Rogel Cancer Centre where any patient, child or adult can paint a rock and place it in their garden. "It gives the patients and families a support system to express themselves. A lot of family members paint rocks for their loves ones." This is a great idea for anyone who wishes to paint a message of motivation, hope or even humour.
More projects are being uploaded all the time...