At the end of the school year the music teacher of my daughter, Fonsa ten Velde, organizes a performance afternoon. All her younger students play for the other students and their family. Fonsa is a wonderful teacher, her youngest student is 7 years old, her oldest 89 (!) years.
This drawing was drawn from life on my iPad with the Paper53 app.
I drew this in February, it would be a good image for a Christmas card.
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Made on my iPad with the Paper53 app, drawn from life.
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Four years ago I was in Lenk (Switzerland) and I made drawings in the vacation home. The drawings I made in this house, were the first post on this blog. And I used a part of these drawings as the header of this blog. Now I am again in Lenk, in the same house, and I did drew a part of the header of this blog. Now on my iPad. And with less concentration and determination, I must say.
This are drawings I made during an evening on which Dienke Boertien gave information about WRAP. WRAP means Wellness Recovery Action Plan and is a wellness tool developed by Mary Ellen Copeland. You can use WRAP for dealing with any kind of mental health problem, medical problems and life issues. I love all the values of WRAP, here is my choice of favorite values of WRAP:
* Insisting that you be treated as an equal, with dignity, compassion, mutual respect, and unconditional high regard; as a unique, special individual, including acceptance of diversity with relation to culture, ethnicity, language, religion, race, gender, age, disability, sexual identity, and “readiness” issues, and treat others the same way.
* Avoiding the use of clinical, medical, and diagnostic language.
* Emphasizing strategies that are simple and safe.
* Understanding that difficult feelings and behaviors are normal responses to traumatic circumstances, and that what is happening in your life need not be considered symptoms or a diagnosis.
* People get well, stay well for long periods of time, and do the things they want to do with their lives.
I drew these sketches from life with my iPad and the Paper53 app.
I downloaded the Storehouse app on my iPad and made in half an hour a presentation of the drawings I made on the ferry in the spring and summer of 2013. It is a very easy to use app, and it gives a very nice result.
Here are some screenshots from my iPad in the Storehouse app.
Here you can see it how it is on Storehouse:
Today I went to see a documentary about the Living Museum. The Living Museum is a workspace for artists at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital in New York. Janos Marton is leading the place and after the film we skyped with him. Rokus Loopik would like to start a Living Museum in The Netherlands.
Drawn from life on the iPad with Paper53 app, via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/jd1GjY