Tuesday, August 9, 2011

On the Spot :: Kelley Brown


Favorite color
Green; my favorite color combination is green, purple and orange

Describe yourself in 3 words
Positively and Uniquely Creative

What inspires you
Nature, animals, children, the every day life we live. I love to look at life through a lens of inspiration, it is amazing what can and will inspire you when you look for it!

Something you are proud of
My art journaling, and how it inspires others.

Favorite art medium
Trash... well not literally, but I love to recycle things that would normally be discarded and use them in my art journals.

An artist who inspires you
There really are so many here. I think that Connie from Dirty Footprints Studio inspires me a lot, as does Teesha Moore. Both are artists, and art journalers and both have made a living following their dream.

Favorite quote
Also I have so many... but some favorites are:
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life ~ Pablo Picasso

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

What brought you to art therapy
My middle school art teacher actually introduced me to art therapy. From that point on I knew that it was what I was called to do. I took a detour, as a graphic designer, but ended up where I knew I belonged.

Population you work with
I work at a substance abuse facility that is family-focused. I work with mothers in recovery and their children.

Favorite experiential
I really love to introduce clients to art journaling, and use a lot of the information you can find on my blog here.

I also love creating these wish dolls with clients:

Where do you see yourself in five years?
Well in five years I would like to have a private practice of sorts. I see my gift as being able to teach others to process through art journaling. I hope to be able to share specifically the process of parallel journaling with others to create deeper relationships within families.

A MATA member you would like to know more about and a question you have for them
Jane Seelig, TAG you're it!
Jane you were one of my supervisors as a practicum student and I learned so much from you. What is the one thing you hope to teach your practicum students about art therapy?

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