Last week, I took a class, Healing and Expression Through Art, at the Florida School of Holistic Living. It was a wonderful experience.
The instructor started with having us sit in a circle and meditate. Then he had us paint something that we feared. As we didn't take photos of the process, I have reproduced using a Sharpy and legal pad :-)
(1) This is me... in a box - afraid of alienation and isolation.
(2) Then he had us draw some positive thoughts. I added a lion from my trip to Africa, poppies for Italy, Buddha for my future trip to Thailand, and the Himalayas for another future trip.
(3) Then he had us turn our fear into something positive. I began by using the only color left on my palette at the time - yellow. Using the yellow, I "reached: out to the past and the future. And I became a sunflower - totally by accident!