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I volunteer  at a seniors home in the memory care unit working with clients with Dementia.  It amazes me what art can do in this situation.    There was a man who just  arrived on this unit and he was very confused. One of the workers suggested  that he would be a good person to  try to get engaged.  He was very confused and wanted to go home and kept mentioning that he has paints at home  and I was like  well we have paints here why don't we paint right now. It took a while but I finally got him to sit down and gave him some paint to paint a ceramic eagle that had been sitting with the craft supplies for a long time.  I was already working with three  ladies on another paint project.  Anyways he started to paint and he settled right down and really got into it.  He seemed to calm down and for that short period of time  he didn't seem so confused.   Another lady got so into painting she did not want to stop. It was time to clean up and she said I could paint forever.   Everything I do  I have a  plan going in but I kind of let it go from there.  It's amazing once you get people started with art how it just happens. Some people get into it more then others.  The one lady just loved watching me  do silly stuff with paint. Nothing like making someone laugh because you paint your hand in paint and put a handprint on there paper and then offer to paint there hand and she's like no and I'm like should I paint my hand another colour and she is like yes.   She seemed fascinated just watching me paint simple things.   I kept trying to prompt her to paint herself but she didn't want to but she seemed very engaged when I was just playing with paint and doing very basic stuff with paint.  This shows me that  even  watching someone else do art  can be therapeutic.   I am just very grateful I have the chance to use something I am passionate about...Art to help other people.
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A loosely moderated group with a life of its own. The subject is Psychology the interpretation is limitless. Submit to the folder you think appropriate. You can always submit to not sure. Maybe someone will move it to the "right" place or leave it in "not sure". A limit of 3 submissions a week. Entries that catch a moderators eye may be moved into the featured folder. Sometimes we're super, sometimes we're not.
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emcorpus Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Professional General Artist
Honestly, I don't know definitively what "A and P" stands for, and have not gotten an answer from others in the group or from online searches. My WAG is "Anatomy and Physiology", which I took in school. A dual diagnosis of "Anxiety and Psychosis" perhaps?
GeorgieDeeArt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Professional General Artist
I echo the previous comment, what does 'A and P' mean?
nilwilnil Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
What does "A and P" refer to?
jennystokes Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much for this request. :kiss:
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Professional Writer
Can I affiliate my new group :icontheinfinite-squared: with yours?
JohannesParaomnia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks for Membership! :)
emcorpus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
Good morning, everyone. Than you for accepting Woman With Run In Her Stocking and Teddy Bear. I've made several versions, but this one is nearest and dearest. Regards to all our creatives everywhere, as you work through your processes.
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melesmeles-faber Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm sorry I submitted to Photography and not 'SUBMIT HERE' ! :(
david-harris Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
Thank you.
DanNeamu Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
...Thank you kindly :iconthankyouplz4:
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thank you:)
lindenART Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for accepting me :-)
DanNeamu Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015
Thank you very much
HalfFormedThoughts Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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emcorpus Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Good evening to my fellow artists. Thank you for accepting my "Young Medusa".  May inspiration, hard work and grace get you wherever you need and want to be on your life trail.
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bareHa Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
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DanNeamu Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
:iconthankyouplz4: thank you so much
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hey! thanks for adding my work! 
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Many thanks for the request :hug:
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