Art Journal Therapy Activity # 48 - Free Association Pastel Drawings

Pastel Drawings by Shelley Klammer
Pastel Drawings by Shelley Klammer

 

This art journal exercise will support you to explore your unconscious thoughts and to discover your non-rational creative mind.  This drawing practice will support the development of your authentic creative nature.

 

Materials:

 

- Oil pastels

 

- White or colored pastel paper

 

Method:

 

Leaping Beyond Reason

 

"The years that I was pursuing my inner images were the most important in my life - in them everything essential was decided."  ~ Carl Jung

 

Drawing can be a form of meditation where you can choose to allow your inner imagery to emerge spontaneously from your unconscious mind. Since our reasoning, judging mind guards against deeper self-knowledge, free association pastel drawings can be used to access the "energy patterns" of hidden aspects of self...