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This blog post is part of a series of expressive creativity activities.
What is Expressive Creativity?
Expressive Creativity is the type of creativity which is about spontaneous and intuitive expression as in the spontaneous drawings of children (according to psychologist Irving A. Taylor) or in naive art, which is art created by adults who are not trained in the arts. With expressive creativity, the focus is not on the outcome or the product of the creation but on the process itself and the joy of it. Children, for example, love to create for the joy of it. Expressing your creativity spontaneously and intuitively with creative activities like coloring, doodling, intuitive drawing, art journaling, mandalas, and sacred geometry - that's what this site is all about. The creative activities will also help you in your personal and spiritual growth. You don't need to be an artist to do all these creative activities. Anyone can do this.
Scribble Pattern Play
Follow the steps below to do a simple expressive creativity activity called scribble pattern play. It's good for letting your creativity flow, de-stressing, relaxing, feeling calm, focusing the mind on the here and now, letting go of negative thoughts and overthinking and helping to remove anxiety or perfectionism in your creative work. You can't do anything wrong with this activity because the focus is on the creative process and not on the outcome. You don't need to be an artist to do this. Anyone can do this - both children and adults.
Supplies You Need
A sheet of paper
Hammermill Paper, Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 20lb Paper, 92 Bright, 8 Ream Case / 4,000 Sheets (113640C) Acid Free Paper Sargent Art Premium Coloring Pencils, Pack of 50 Assorted Colors, 22-7251 Crayola Crayons 24 CT (Pack of 2) Ohuhu 40-color Alcohol Marker, Dual Tips Permanent Art Markers for Kids, Highlighter Pen Sketch Markers for Drawing Sketching Adult Coloring, Alcohol-based Markers, Back to School Art Supplies Crayola Washable Watercolors, 16 Count (Pack of 2) Total 32 Count
1. Draw a loose pattern grid
Take a sheet of paper and draw a loose pattern grid. Don't think too much. Just go with the flow.
2. Color, draw, doodle, scribble in the blank spaces
It's a spontaneous, intuitive and playful activity! Enjoy it!
Enjoy your finished creative work!
Prefer videos? Then learn about the scribble pattern play in this video!
Thank you for reading this tutorial.
Lots of love,
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