Let’s do an activity together. Go ahead, gather your materials and claim your space.
Identifies feelings to gain
mastery over emotions
Prep time: 5 minutes
Exercise time: 45 minutes
1 sheet of 18-by-24-inch
Cup of water
An emotional landscape is a metaphor for how you feel. This
is an opportunity to explore your feelings in a symbolic way.
How do your current emotions translate into a scene? Think
of your landscape as having a background, middle ground,
and foreground. Be creative with your visualization. Your
emotional landscape could be rolling hills, mountains,
raging seas, barren desert, or a lush garden. Your emotional
landscapes may also vary on a daily or weekly basis.
1. Sit for five minutes and evaluate your current state of
mind. Consider what feelings and emotions are with you
at this moment. Think of a landscape that would visually
represent your current mood. Feel free to find images in
books or on the Internet to inspire you.
2. On the paper, use a pencil to sketch the landscape
3. With a paint brush, use the watercolors to add blocks
of color to your landscape. You can choose to dip your
paint brush in the water to change colors, or to make a
particular color lighter or darker.
4. Give your artwork a title.
Questions for Discussion:
·· Does your painting speak to the emotions you’re
feeling at this moment?
·· How long have you been feeling this way?
·· If you could shrink in size and jump into your
painting, where would you land in the image?
·· Is there a message in your painting?
You can share your image in the Creative Soul Online Retreat Facebook group.