Group Art Therapy Session

Group art therapy session yesterday! It was fabulous. I just love being able to spend time with these kids who have come to CURE for a surgical camp on cleft lip and palate. You wouldn’t believe the focused and calm nature about them. Some of them were so involved in their coloring that they barely switched colors. Others treated their paper so carefully and wanted advice on each and every mark they made, for fear of ruining their work. Some of the kids started off very unsure of how to hold their crayon and were pleasantly surprised with themselves when they stepped back from their work to realize that they had created all the color on their page! It was so exciting for me to get in and have fun with these kids whose faces would beam the moment you’d tell them they were doing a good job. I feel so blessed to be able to glean perspective/joy/life from these kids. They teach me more than I could have ever learned in school.

Here’s some footage:

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25 Responses to Group Art Therapy Session

  1. Liz Kopp says:

    Awesome Julz! So great to see Sufian (now the art pro) with his huge smile sitting in the middle of all the other kids coloring away. Give him a huge hug from us and tell him we miss him!

  2. Awesome Julie! So nice to see that they all enjoyed it! A great start! Miss you guys =)

  3. Tamira Korn says:

    What a great group of kids, can’t wait to see thier progress of healing
    Thanks for sharing the joy with us!

  4. Annika says:

    beautiful πŸ™‚

  5. Rebekah Kosinski says:

    Wonderful! Julie you’re in your element.. Keep up the amazing work you guys! xxx

  6. Ben says:

    That’s fantastic what a bunch of happy faces.

  7. sue says:

    So glad that you are getting to use your gifts to bless and help those children!

  8. Sarah Owen says:

    That’s wonderful how you all are loving these special children who are waiting for surgery and helping them have fun doing artwork. I help watch 10 four year olds for a women’s Bible study at my church and they also love to draw with crayons and colored pencils, or to glue things with glue sticks, using glitter, or magazine cutouts and so on. Giving them the focused attention and eye contact fills their emotional tanks – I can see how they love your interacting with them with smiles and cheerfulness. God bless you guys there!

    • Sarah, that sounds like a lot of fun! – 10 four yr olds! I do love to see how involved and focused they get in their work. I’m sure those kids love being under your care!

  9. Joe Korn says:

    Hey Julie, Its happening! I am sooooooo happy for you, (and the fortunate kids).
    Love and hugs.

  10. Bonnie says:

    What cuties! I love the pictures…. hey- what are the head-scarf-looking-things(?) made of yarn? Are they just… head scarves made of yarn? Are they not hot? (I wondered if they were covering something up, you know? Love you guys!!

    • It’s hard to believe it, but now is the “cold season”. It’s still hot here, but it’s not in the triple digits (ok, some mornings get to about 80 degrees) and everyone is starting to wear sweaters and those little head scarf/hats. πŸ™‚ They are made of yarn and they’re just wearing them to keep their heads warm. Miss you and love you, Bonnie-Bell!

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  12. Trey says:

    Julie, I am SOOOOO jealous that I wasn’t there to participate. You have to promise that if Jess and I are ever able to get out there to visit you will make sure to get me into at least one session.

  13. Carly Keith says:

    This is incredible! I love the pictures and seeing you in your element Julie!

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