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Monday, April 30, 2012

Tao Tzu Inspired Art Therapy Page

Title:  The World Belongs to You
Medium:  Mixed Media
Artist:  Joella Notte
Art Therapy Journal Page # 9

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.  ~ Tao Tzu

This is something I try to remind myself of each day.  Being content with what is is everything.  Sometimes this truth is a hard one to find when life gets tough but more than once it's brought peace into my heart.

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Title: Stillness
Medium:  Acrylic
Artist:  Joella Notte
Art Therapy Page #8

Within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. ~Hermann Hesse~

This quote resinated with me as I often retreat into myself through meditation and find stillness in these moments.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

'Toxic' Art Therapy Page #7

 Title:  Toxic
Medium: Mixed Media
Artist: Joella Notte
Art Therapy Page #7

 We've all had relationships in our lives where we come to a point where we need to either let go or do our best to heal and understand past hurts.  Many times, depending on how important the relationship is to the both of you, all it takes is a heart to heart to get down to the root of the hurt so  love and peace can thrive.  

'Toxic' was inspired by this quote by Michael Josephson.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Art Therapy

This piece was inspired by Hans Anderson's quote.

Art therapy page #3 FORGIVENESS

'You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well'

Title: Shame
Medium: Mixed Media
Artist: Joella Notte
Art Therapy Page #4 (2of2)

Quote by Brena Brown "Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change".

Title: Buddha
Medium: Acrylic and Pencil
Artist: Joella Notte
Art Therapy Page #5
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks of acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. ~ Buddha
 Title:  This Light of Mine
Medium:  Acrylic
Art Therapy Page #6

I've learned a valuable lesson this week.  Sometimes we dim our light for others and when they realize what you're doing they tell you you should't worry about it and are completely cool with you freely expressing yourself.  So if you do this, stop and think twice, your light is your light and nothing you do can dim anothers.  Just keep on shining, your light may inspire others to do the same :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Soul Reflection

Title: Soul Reflection
Medium: Acrylic Charcoal
Artist: Joella Notte

After what seemed to be a very tumultuous week, I felt the need to lock myself up with my paints and work through some of this past weeks troubles.  With each stroke of the brush I could feel the stress releasing itself from my body and in place of it came this piece 'Soul Reflection'.  I've felt for sometime this painting had been hidden within my minds eye, waiting for the right time to come out. I'm so glad it finally decided to reveal itself to reality today.