As 2016 comes to a close, I wanted to take time to reflect on some of the most read and favorite Creativity in Motion blog posts published over the last 12 months. I am thankful for your ongoing support and interest in this blog and musings! In 2017, it will be 9 years since I first started this blog– I’ve so enjoyed the connection, community, and creativity of the blogosphere and look forward to our future adventures! 🙂
Top Ten Blog Posts on Creativity in Motion:
#10 — Steller: Storytelling Meets Social Media: One of the new social media platforms I have started to experiment with in 2016 is the storytelling site Steller!
#9 –File Folder Art Journal [VIDEO] How to Tutorial: I think this video tutorial from 2011 may be one of the most read/viewed archived posts on this blog! In August I re-blogged the post in celebration its “Top Read” status!
#8 — Cultivating Creativity, Connection, & Community: TEDx Ursuline College: In January, the TEDx talk I was invited to do for Ursuline College went live! What an amazing opportunity to share my love of social media, creativity, and community building….
#7 — Art Bridges: This post from February features the online publication Art Bridges. I was super excited to be included in this resource from the Hildegard Center for the Arts. I contributed my Gratitude Tree activity first published on this blog in 2012. Art Bridges includes 70+ downloadable PDFs– great for art therapists to use with their groups or individuals, as well as teachers or anyone interested in creative enrichment with youth.
#6– 3 Good Things Takeaway: Creative, Messy, Contained Workshop: This post about June’s Mid Atlantic Play Therapy Institute described the fun I had attending Lani Gerity’s Visual Art Journaling Workshop…
#5 — Creative Refuge: Throughout this year, I enjoyed putting together different images with creative quotes- this one was a popular one from July!
#4 — Illuminate 365: Awakening & Renewal Photo Round Up
#3 — My Daily Treasure Hunt for Illumination: Illuminate 365: I ended up documenting my 2016 365 project mostly on Facebook and Instagram this year, but here are some early posts from April and June I was excited to blog about!
#2 — Have Art Supplies, Will Travel: Summer 2016 Mobile Art Stash: As I was gearing up for some summer travel adventures, this post from May gave a quick overview about some of my preparation for art making while on the go!
#1 — Art Therapy: Finding Help, Finding Hope: The most popular post from 2016 was in honor of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and spotlighting the value of art therapy for the teens I work with.
A few of my favorite creative moments and collaborations from this year also include:
The Random Acts of Art Adventure returning back to 6 Degrees of Creativity Headquarters in March…
Introducing Ursuline College Counseling and Art Therapy students to Peace Paper…
October’s Hope-filled Postcard Art Exchange!
These 2016 published writings:
Online art therapy groups for young adults with cancer (February)
Implications of National Trends in Digital Media Use for Art Therapy Practice (July)
Social Media and Creative Motivation (November)
Here’s to another artful year for us all with lots of creative goodness– Very best wishes to you and yours in 2017! ❤