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I volunteer  at a seniors home in the memory care unit working with clients with Dementia.  It amazes me what art can do in this situation.    There was a man who just  arrived on this unit and he was very confused. One of the workers suggested  that he would be a good person to  try to get engaged.  He was very confused and wanted to go home and kept mentioning that he has paints at home  and I was like  well we have paints here why don't we paint right now. It took a while but I finally got him to sit down and gave him some paint to paint a ceramic eagle that had been sitting with the craft supplies for a long time.  I was already working with three  ladies on another paint project.  Anyways he started to paint and he settled right down and really got into it.  He seemed to calm down and for that short period of time  he didn't seem so confused.   Another lady got so into painting she did not want to stop. It was time to clean up and she said I could paint forever.   Everything I do  I have a  plan going in but I kind of let it go from there.  It's amazing once you get people started with art how it just happens. Some people get into it more then others.  The one lady just loved watching me  do silly stuff with paint. Nothing like making someone laugh because you paint your hand in paint and put a handprint on there paper and then offer to paint there hand and she's like no and I'm like should I paint my hand another colour and she is like yes.   She seemed fascinated just watching me paint simple things.   I kept trying to prompt her to paint herself but she didn't want to but she seemed very engaged when I was just playing with paint and doing very basic stuff with paint.  This shows me that  even  watching someone else do art  can be therapeutic.   I am just very grateful I have the chance to use something I am passionate about...Art to help other people.
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A group for quality art that portrays human behaviour, and breaks stigmas about mental illness, abnormal psychology and social development.
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KittenDiotima Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Wow! the art in this group is amazing, mind-bending, emotionally healing.  Thank you Clapping Pony icon: Nighty Moon 
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Arieegreen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for requesting one of my works!
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Kajm Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for requesting my piece!
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nikkidoodlesx3 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Thank you for requesting my work!
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Drecun Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   General Artist
feels like home:)
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NikolettaM Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the request!! :)
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NikiAndo Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you very much for accepting me in your group!
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emcorpus Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for accepting my membership in the group. Greetings to all my fellow artists, and to all who believe that all humanity is born creative though we may lose it in the course of socialization, and that reviving creativity is crucial to healing what ails us.
Best regards to all,
Ed
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Cobrateen Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the request, I am honored you found the piece interesting!
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Captain-BlackHeart Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
for ANYONE interested in NOT being a Co-Founder, I figured how to DEMOTE yourself in the Admin Area. A little frustrated that no notes have been responded to and it seems that all members are automatically set to Co-Founder.

Anyway.........you can fix that....... ;)
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maomaogoo Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank u for the request
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NedreKaerr-Bohuslaen Featured By Owner May 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Youre not a member but Ive sent you a request.  ;)
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W-out Featured By Owner May 5, 2014   General Artist
thank you for accepting me into the group.. you have made me an instant admin to this group.. nt realy sure what to make of that or is that an experiment too.. ;-) grtzz
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NedreKaerr-Bohuslaen Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   Digital Artist
Ive left the group since some weeks back,
but thank YOU Ruthie, Merpa, Marta, Jenny...  

My new group is    art-psychology.deviantart.com

Check it out and join if you havent already.

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crazyruthie Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   General Artist
thank you! :iconlazydanceplz:
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merpagigglesnort Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
thanks lots sanne! :)
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martaraff Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Thanks for the request*:heart:*
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the request.
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katiousa15 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Thank you so much for the request!!Hug Heart 
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