divorce.art.heal

@divorce.art.heal

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Welcome to my art 🎨 I decided to document my divorce through Art Journaling. I hope this resonates with others who have been through this.
You don’t need a huge space to art journal 🎨 here is my on-the-go bag of art supplies! Brush pens, skin tone acrylic paint, water soluble crayons, markers, and watercolor paper. That’s it, keeping it simple. Relaxing at the beach while sketching✏️ ☀️ 

 #artjournaling  #mixedmediaartjournaling, self expression  #arttherapy,  #healingfromdivorce  #selfcare - #artishealing  #divorceprocessing  #takingcareofme

You don’t need a huge space to art journal 🎨 here is my on-the-go bag of art supplies! Brush pens, skin tone acrylic paint, water soluble crayons, markers, and watercolor paper. That’s it, keeping it simple. Relaxing at the beach while sketching✏️ ☀️ #artjournaling #mixedmediaartjournaling, self expression #arttherapy, #healingfromdivorce #selfcare - #artishealing #divorceprocessing #takingcareofme

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24 days ago
Decisions, to keep my married name or return to my maiden name…

This has been an internal topic I go back and forth on from the day I exited the courthouse. After my divorce my oldest child asked me this question, “are you going to keep your last name?” She asked me to please not change it yet, she wanted me to have the same name as hers. It was causing her distress. I decided at the time to keep my married name.  I also think this was partially her hoping we would get back together, but I didn’t want to cause any more distress. I also figured it would be easier to have my name the same as them. However, as time has gone on, I recently made the decision i will go back to my maiden name. Emotionally, I no longer identify myself with my married name and feel very disconnected to it. With that being said, I also haven’t used my maiden name in 16 years so don’t quite identify with that name either. Lol. I’m searching for a new name, just kidding:) the beliefs I had in the beginning about keeping the same name for convenience I don’t necessarily feel the same way now. I have to do what feels right for me. At this point, I also believe my children will be more accepting of this decision too. It’s wild how a last name can feel so heavy and be so emotional. It’s changing your identify again. I know this is a personal decision for everyone but…

curious, what was the main reason you
decided to either keep your married vs. maiden name?

Art Materials- water soluble crayons, markers

 #divorce  #divorcedwomen  #divorcedfeelings  #divorced  #movingon  #lifeafterdivorce  #divorcenamechange  #divorcesupport  #divorcedecisions

Decisions, to keep my married name or return to my maiden name… This has been an internal topic I go back and forth on from the day I exited the courthouse. After my divorce my oldest child asked me this question, “are you going to keep your last name?” She asked me to please not change it yet, she wanted me to have the same name as hers. It was causing her distress. I decided at the time to keep my married name. I also think this was partially her hoping we would get back together, but I didn’t want to cause any more distress. I also figured it would be easier to have my name the same as them. However, as time has gone on, I recently made the decision i will go back to my maiden name. Emotionally, I no longer identify myself with my married name and feel very disconnected to it. With that being said, I also haven’t used my maiden name in 16 years so don’t quite identify with that name either. Lol. I’m searching for a new name, just kidding:) the beliefs I had in the beginning about keeping the same name for convenience I don’t necessarily feel the same way now. I have to do what feels right for me. At this point, I also believe my children will be more accepting of this decision too. It’s wild how a last name can feel so heavy and be so emotional. It’s changing your identify again. I know this is a personal decision for everyone but… curious, what was the main reason you decided to either keep your married vs. maiden name? Art Materials- water soluble crayons, markers #divorce #divorcedwomen #divorcedfeelings #divorced #movingon #lifeafterdivorce #divorcenamechange #divorcesupport #divorcedecisions

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24 days ago
View for the next week 🌊 love it 💙

View for the next week 🌊 love it 💙

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25 days ago
My daughter created this at Art Camp. We are finally going on vacation this week and looking forward to relaxing and creating memories 💜 I look forward every year to this time where I can hang out with my kids and just be. 

 #divorced  #divorcedfamilies  #coparenting  #divorcedkids  #twohomes  #divorcedmom  #singlemom  #divorcedvacations  #familytime

My daughter created this at Art Camp. We are finally going on vacation this week and looking forward to relaxing and creating memories 💜 I look forward every year to this time where I can hang out with my kids and just be. #divorced #divorcedfamilies #coparenting #divorcedkids #twohomes #divorcedmom #singlemom #divorcedvacations #familytime

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25 days ago
When I had my children, not in a thousand years did I realize I would one day be a single mom. Although, I thought about divorce, the idea of actually doing it was so far removed. It took a long time to let go of the illusion of what I wanted my marriage to be vs. what it actually was. That was beyond painful to accept. I had to grieve the loss of the family I once had and learn acceptance of what Is today. My children and I (my dog Sadie too). Being a single mom is hard, but I have an amazing support system and an ex-husband who is always available to help when needed. Since my divorce, I have tried to create new experiences with my children and start new traditions. It use to be more challenging when the thoughts would creep up about not having a partner, but nowadays those thoughts rarely happen. I think that’s because I have moved on and accepted that our family has changed, my life has changed, and I do not miss the feeling of walking on egg shells when we were a family of four. I prefer it this way. That in itself is HUGE for me to say!!! I always tell my children that I try my best, I don’t make promises that I know I can’t keep or guarantee, and I make a point to tell them I love them every night before bed. They are loved in both their homes and there is no illusion in that. I continue to work on myself so they can see that tough times do get better and that their mother is determined to make it work for our family. 

art materials- collage materials, water soluble crayons, acrylic paint, marker

 #artjournaling  #divorce  #divorcefeelings  #divorced  #coparenting  #twohomes  #divorcedparents  #kidsofdivorce  #twofamilies  #divorcehealing  #divorcerecovery  #singlemom  #divorcedmom  #lifegoeson  #divorcesupport

When I had my children, not in a thousand years did I realize I would one day be a single mom. Although, I thought about divorce, the idea of actually doing it was so far removed. It took a long time to let go of the illusion of what I wanted my marriage to be vs. what it actually was. That was beyond painful to accept. I had to grieve the loss of the family I once had and learn acceptance of what Is today. My children and I (my dog Sadie too). Being a single mom is hard, but I have an amazing support system and an ex-husband who is always available to help when needed. Since my divorce, I have tried to create new experiences with my children and start new traditions. It use to be more challenging when the thoughts would creep up about not having a partner, but nowadays those thoughts rarely happen. I think that’s because I have moved on and accepted that our family has changed, my life has changed, and I do not miss the feeling of walking on egg shells when we were a family of four. I prefer it this way. That in itself is HUGE for me to say!!! I always tell my children that I try my best, I don’t make promises that I know I can’t keep or guarantee, and I make a point to tell them I love them every night before bed. They are loved in both their homes and there is no illusion in that. I continue to work on myself so they can see that tough times do get better and that their mother is determined to make it work for our family. art materials- collage materials, water soluble crayons, acrylic paint, marker #artjournaling #divorce #divorcefeelings #divorced #coparenting #twohomes #divorcedparents #kidsofdivorce #twofamilies #divorcehealing #divorcerecovery #singlemom #divorcedmom #lifegoeson #divorcesupport

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26 days ago
It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself- Roald Dahl

This is so true! It’s hard to feel good if your not feeling good internally. In the beginning of a separation and/or divorce, it’s hard to fake it. It’s difficult to put forth energy that you just don’t have. One of the things I have learned from my own divorce journey is that it has to start with you. You need to do the work and feel good about yourself in order to have that twinkle in your eye. It’s definitely hard to have that when you are feeling down about yourself. Divorce can strip layers away of self confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle to rebuild that. Once that sparkle does return, I think it radiates through you and also attracts like energy. This feels good and can be empowering. 

Did you lose your own twinkle but regain it back?

Art Materials- water soluble crayons, markers, acrylic paint

 #divorced  #divorce  #divorcesupport  #divorcedmom  #divorcedlife  #lifeafterdivorce  #divorcerecovery  #divorcehelp  #divorcedwomen   #divorcecoach  #singlemom  #divorcedparents  #divorcee  #coparenting  #divorcedmoms  #survivingdivorce  #divorcecommunity  #divorcesurvivor  #familylaw  #relationships  #artjournaling  #divorcecare  #divorcees  #separation  #mixedmediaartjournals  #arttherapy  #healingthruart

It’s impossible to make your eyes twinkle if you aren’t feeling twinkly yourself- Roald Dahl This is so true! It’s hard to feel good if your not feeling good internally. In the beginning of a separation and/or divorce, it’s hard to fake it. It’s difficult to put forth energy that you just don’t have. One of the things I have learned from my own divorce journey is that it has to start with you. You need to do the work and feel good about yourself in order to have that twinkle in your eye. It’s definitely hard to have that when you are feeling down about yourself. Divorce can strip layers away of self confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle to rebuild that. Once that sparkle does return, I think it radiates through you and also attracts like energy. This feels good and can be empowering. Did you lose your own twinkle but regain it back? Art Materials- water soluble crayons, markers, acrylic paint #divorced #divorce #divorcesupport #divorcedmom #divorcedlife #lifeafterdivorce #divorcerecovery #divorcehelp #divorcedwomen #divorcecoach #singlemom #divorcedparents #divorcee #coparenting #divorcedmoms #survivingdivorce #divorcecommunity #divorcesurvivor #familylaw #relationships #artjournaling #divorcecare #divorcees #separation #mixedmediaartjournals #arttherapy #healingthruart

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27 days ago
Three years ago today I was divorced. It feels like a lifetime ago that I left the courthouse with my ex-husband. What a rollercoaster ride it has been. This is the first year that I don’t have any feelings regarding it, I am indifferent.  I have finally reached a positive healthy place within myself. I don’t define my life based on my divorce. No tears, no reminiscing, nothing. I am letting go of everything that does not feel good, letting go of of what could have been but isn’t, letting go of false expectations and choosing to be grounded in the present. I have made peace with the demise of my marriage. I accept the relationship with my ex-husband for what it is, and look forward to figuring out what I want my future to be. I am letting go of my old self because I am loving the new me. How far I have come from that moment in time crying on the bathroom floor, wiping away my own tears. I am stronger because of everything I have gone through and determined to show my children that life goes on even through difficult times. I am proud that my ex-husband and I have been able to demonstrate positive co-parenting. Our children are loved in both homes and do not come from “broken” ones. I would have never imagined 3 years ago having an Instagram page where I showcase my art and experiences, but feeling grateful that I do. 

I am working on putting together a workshop for divorced individuals to process their own experiences through art journaling. I am passionate about this and it has helped with my own healing. 

So today, I celebrate my 3rd divorce anniversary with positivity. 💜

Art Materials- scrapbook paper, water soluble crayons, markers, gesso, brush pens

Three years ago today I was divorced. It feels like a lifetime ago that I left the courthouse with my ex-husband. What a rollercoaster ride it has been. This is the first year that I don’t have any feelings regarding it, I am indifferent. I have finally reached a positive healthy place within myself. I don’t define my life based on my divorce. No tears, no reminiscing, nothing. I am letting go of everything that does not feel good, letting go of of what could have been but isn’t, letting go of false expectations and choosing to be grounded in the present. I have made peace with the demise of my marriage. I accept the relationship with my ex-husband for what it is, and look forward to figuring out what I want my future to be. I am letting go of my old self because I am loving the new me. How far I have come from that moment in time crying on the bathroom floor, wiping away my own tears. I am stronger because of everything I have gone through and determined to show my children that life goes on even through difficult times. I am proud that my ex-husband and I have been able to demonstrate positive co-parenting. Our children are loved in both homes and do not come from “broken” ones. I would have never imagined 3 years ago having an Instagram page where I showcase my art and experiences, but feeling grateful that I do. I am working on putting together a workshop for divorced individuals to process their own experiences through art journaling. I am passionate about this and it has helped with my own healing. So today, I celebrate my 3rd divorce anniversary with positivity. 💜 Art Materials- scrapbook paper, water soluble crayons, markers, gesso, brush pens

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28 days ago
I’m enjoying creating these faces who tell a story. I have an idea of what I want to say or create, but it usually ends up a little different. I just go with it and if I mess up or make a mistake, I try to problem solve with how it can be fixed or edited. I don’t put pressure on myself to make it perfect or anatomically correct. You DO NOT have to be an artist to art journal, that is not what it’s about. I use art to process feelings and experiences related to divorce. This is my time to enjoy the art making process. 

Do you get caught up in your creativity having to be perfect?

 #selfexpression  #artjournaling  #mixedmediaartjournals  #arttherapy  #divorce  #healingfromdivorce  #creativityhelps

I’m enjoying creating these faces who tell a story. I have an idea of what I want to say or create, but it usually ends up a little different. I just go with it and if I mess up or make a mistake, I try to problem solve with how it can be fixed or edited. I don’t put pressure on myself to make it perfect or anatomically correct. You DO NOT have to be an artist to art journal, that is not what it’s about. I use art to process feelings and experiences related to divorce. This is my time to enjoy the art making process. Do you get caught up in your creativity having to be perfect? #selfexpression #artjournaling #mixedmediaartjournals #arttherapy #divorce #healingfromdivorce #CreativityHelps

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28 days ago
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom-Anais Nim

This is growth and healing. When the time comes and you no longer want to tightly hold onto all the negative feelings. You make a choice that withstanding the pain is destroying you so decide to let it go. In doing so, a shift happens and you began to blossom. The more you focus on your own self care, the flowers bloom alongside you. 

I remember getting to a point in my divorce that I could no longer bare to internalize my feelings and thoughts. I needed to express myself and stop pretending I was okay. This was when I began to open up and let some light enter to help me grow. Little by little I began to get stronger and was determined to not shut myself down again. Like a flower, the risk to remain tight like a bud was more painful than the risk to blossom. 

Art Materials- water solvable crayons, markers. I know I have mentioned that art journaling is about self expression and a place where mistakes are okay. This portrait is a perfect example of this! It face is not accurate and the background didn’t turn out quite like I hoped, but the overall message was expressed so I am pleased with that. It’s okay if the art doesn’t always look “perfect” or technically accurate. Have fun with your journal pages and don’t give up because it didn’t turn out quite like you hoped! Maybe it’s something you can revisit at a later time and work on…or not. There are no rules in Art journaling and I love that! 

 #divorce  #divorced  #divorcedlife  #divorcedmom  #divorcedparents  #divorcesupport  #divorcehelp  #divorcerecovery  #DivorceForce  #divorcecommunity  #lifeafterdivorce  #divorcechaos  #divorcefamilies  #divorcedmoms  #divorcee  #divorcecoaching  #divorcees  #divorceeducation  #survivingdivorce  #healingafterdivorce  #lowconflictdivorce  #divorcesurvivor  #artjournaling  #arttherapy  #arttherapydivorce  #mixedmediajournaling  #artexpression  #DivArtHeal

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom-Anais Nim This is growth and healing. When the time comes and you no longer want to tightly hold onto all the negative feelings. You make a choice that withstanding the pain is destroying you so decide to let it go. In doing so, a shift happens and you began to blossom. The more you focus on your own self care, the flowers bloom alongside you. I remember getting to a point in my divorce that I could no longer bare to internalize my feelings and thoughts. I needed to express myself and stop pretending I was okay. This was when I began to open up and let some light enter to help me grow. Little by little I began to get stronger and was determined to not shut myself down again. Like a flower, the risk to remain tight like a bud was more painful than the risk to blossom. Art Materials- water solvable crayons, markers. I know I have mentioned that art journaling is about self expression and a place where mistakes are okay. This portrait is a perfect example of this! It face is not accurate and the background didn’t turn out quite like I hoped, but the overall message was expressed so I am pleased with that. It’s okay if the art doesn’t always look “perfect” or technically accurate. Have fun with your journal pages and don’t give up because it didn’t turn out quite like you hoped! Maybe it’s something you can revisit at a later time and work on…or not. There are no rules in Art journaling and I love that! #divorce #divorced #divorcedlife #divorcedmom #divorcedparents #divorcesupport #divorcehelp #divorcerecovery #DivorceForce #divorcecommunity #lifeafterdivorce #divorcechaos #divorcefamilies #divorcedmoms #divorcee #divorcecoaching #divorcees #divorceeducation #survivingdivorce #healingafterdivorce #lowconflictdivorce #divorcesurvivor #artjournaling #arttherapy #arttherapydivorce #mixedmediajournaling #artexpression #DivArtHeal

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29 days ago
Officially obsessed with these neocolor ll water soluble crayons! They feel like crayons but when you activate it with water, it feels like watercolor. The vibrant colors are addicting! My journal pages have been filled with these since I bought them. 

 #selfexpression  #adultcreativetime  #artjournaling  #divorcejournals  #artsuppliesarethebest  #arttherapy  #expressyourselfthrucolor

Officially obsessed with these neocolor ll water soluble crayons! They feel like crayons but when you activate it with water, it feels like watercolor. The vibrant colors are addicting! My journal pages have been filled with these since I bought them. #selfexpression #adultcreativetime #artjournaling #divorcejournals #artsuppliesarethebest #arttherapy #expressyourselfthrucolor

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29 days ago
“Not to spoil the ending but…everything’s going to be okay”-unknown

Even when you don’t believe it at the time, it helps to know that eventually the storm ends. This was my motto from the beginning of my separation to the end of my divorce. "i am okay". Saying the words felt calming even when i was not believing it, but eventually I did. It’s hard to see the sunshine when you are in the middle of sorting out your life and making changes. It doesn’t feel okay, I completely recognize that. As life moves forward and you begin to heal, a shift happens of convincing yourself your okay which turns into believing it. So, for anyone who needs to be reminded, everything is going to be okay. 

Art Materials- water soluable crayons, marker, collage, brush pens

 #divorce  #divorced  #divorcedlife  #divorcedmom  #divorcedparents  #divorcesupport  #divorcehelp  #divorcerecovery  #divorcecommunity  #divorceproceedings  #divorcedmoms  #divorcee  #divorcecoaching  #lifeafterdivorce  #divorceeducation  #survivingdivorce  #healingafterdivorce  #lowconflictdivorce  #divorcesurvivor  #artjournaling  #arttherapy  #arttherapydivorce  #mixedmediajournaling  #artexpression  #movingon  #lifeafterdivorce  #divorcedwithkids  #divorcedwoman

“Not to spoil the ending but…everything’s going to be okay”-unknown Even when you don’t believe it at the time, it helps to know that eventually the storm ends. This was my motto from the beginning of my separation to the end of my divorce. "i am okay". Saying the words felt calming even when i was not believing it, but eventually I did. It’s hard to see the sunshine when you are in the middle of sorting out your life and making changes. It doesn’t feel okay, I completely recognize that. As life moves forward and you begin to heal, a shift happens of convincing yourself your okay which turns into believing it. So, for anyone who needs to be reminded, everything is going to be okay. Art Materials- water soluable crayons, marker, collage, brush pens #divorce #divorced #divorcedlife #divorcedmom #divorcedparents #divorcesupport #divorcehelp #divorcerecovery #divorcecommunity #divorceproceedings #divorcedmoms #divorcee #divorcecoaching #lifeafterdivorce #divorceeducation #survivingdivorce #healingafterdivorce #lowconflictdivorce #divorcesurvivor #artjournaling #arttherapy #arttherapydivorce #mixedmediajournaling #artexpression #movingon #lifeafterdivorce #divorcedwithkids #divorcedwoman

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30 days ago
Live whimsically, love extravagantly, dream boldly, create daily- Elizabeth McCravy

I decided to create this whimsical portrait with a bridge in the background. The bridge represents a crossing, moving from point A to point B. I remember after my divorce thinking point B would never arrive, but it has. I am no longer stuck at the beginning or feeling trapped in the middle. It’s a journey to get to the other side, but it does happen. Life doesn’t feel so dark anymore and I’m looking forward to a more whimsical vibrant future. 

Art Materials- acrylic paint, watercolors, markers. Artwork inspired by Willowing Art, artist, Tamara Laporte

 #divorce  #divorced  #divorcedlife  #divorcedmom  #divorcedparents  #divorcesupport  #divorcehelp  #divorcerecovery  #divorcecommunity  #divorceproceedings  #divorcedmoms  #divorcee  #divorcecoaching  #lifeafterdivorce  #divorceeducation  #survivingdivorce  #healingafterdivorce  #lowconflictdivorce  #divorcesurvivor  #artjournaling  #arttherapy  #arttherapydivorce  #mixedmediajournaling  #artexpression  #movingon  #lifeafterdivorce  #divorcedwithkids  #divorcedwoman  #DivArtHeal

Live whimsically, love extravagantly, dream boldly, create daily- Elizabeth McCravy I decided to create this whimsical portrait with a bridge in the background. The bridge represents a crossing, moving from point A to point B. I remember after my divorce thinking point B would never arrive, but it has. I am no longer stuck at the beginning or feeling trapped in the middle. It’s a journey to get to the other side, but it does happen. Life doesn’t feel so dark anymore and I’m looking forward to a more whimsical vibrant future. Art Materials- acrylic paint, watercolors, markers. Artwork inspired by Willowing Art, artist, Tamara Laporte #divorce #divorced #divorcedlife #divorcedmom #divorcedparents #divorcesupport #divorcehelp #divorcerecovery #divorcecommunity #divorceproceedings #divorcedmoms #divorcee #divorcecoaching #lifeafterdivorce #divorceeducation #survivingdivorce #healingafterdivorce #lowconflictdivorce #divorcesurvivor #artjournaling #arttherapy #arttherapydivorce #mixedmediajournaling #artexpression #movingon #lifeafterdivorce #divorcedwithkids #divorcedwoman #DivArtHeal

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a month ago