Thursday, April 14, 2011

Drawing her pain

The other day Kylie got a cut on her finger. It bled and freaked Kylie out. I can't remember her seeing her blood like that before so this was a first for her. She yelled, "Fruit juice is coming out of my finger!" She was quite upset and it took lots of hugs and rocking and a band-aid to calm her down.

The next day, she drew these two pictures. She handed them to me and said, "That's the hurt finger" pointing to the yellow and orange spikes around the one hand.

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I've heard about psychotherapists using art to help a person process their emotions. I think it's pretty cool that Kylie made a drawing showing her pain. And the cut on her finger healed just fine.

7 comments:

Beth said...

those pictures are awesome! love the colors! kylie is such a cool kid... glad her finger is all healed! :)

Shannon said...

That's really great and her art is amazing.

Laurie said...

She is amazing. I love the fruit juice comment!

Stacey said...

too funny. great drawings too.

so sea world was great? angele wanted to go but i said i'd rather go to discovery cove another time when riley's at least 6 and we can do the cool things there.

Michelle said...

Yep. That's me. I'm an art therapist. Well, technically, I'm a teacher, but my first degree is is art therapy. :) I love the resiliency in Kylie's pictures-- I've got a hurt finger, but I'm still all smiles and rainbows!

michaelawimberger said...

Awesome way to deal with her emotions. :D

Ethan Barry's Momma said...

How wonderful! Kylie is obviously very creative and has no problem sharing or showing her emotions. Bravo Mommy!