Art and Grace

Art and Grace

Where Creativity Works

the first time we met

Service is important to me, so I have been volunteering my time at nursing home that cares for dementia and Alzheimer patients. As a member of Marywood’s art honors society, Zeta Omicron Kappa Pi, I volunteered to participate in activity at the nursing home for community service; the event was “wine and painting.” While we were there we served the participants wine and led them in a painting project. Each one of us worked with one of the participants of the activity. I worked with a wonderful woman, whom we will call “Grace” for confidentiality reasons. Although she has dementia, she is always extremely cheerful. We painted a flower together and she enjoyed the process very much. She cried after our activity because of how happy she was. I asked her if she would like to paint together again and she immediately replied, “Oh…

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About dlasnowski

I have just completed graduate studies at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio in art therapy and counseling. My goal is to create a community space where creativity can merge with nature. Our society is in need of a re-connection to the arts and nature. A creative and loving approach can change the world. It is hard to believe but two years have gone by since originally posting the above comment. It still holds true...this vision...time to take action and see the possibilities become a reality. Yesterday, I attended the SBA workshop at Firelands College with Rep. Marcy Kaptur hosting the event. She is such an inspiration and shared some great business ideas with me. I'll write more on this as it unfolds. I am looking forward to going to South Dakota next month with a group of art therapists from Ursuline College. We will be working with the Lakota-Sioux children. This has been a dream and now it is a reality. Keep focused on what you want and take small action steps toward your goal. Anything is possible.

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