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Ann Marie DiNino BA, MS

Creative Artist - Type 2

Ann Marie has a BA in fine arts and an MS in public service administration, concentrating in arts administration. She works with elders in assisted living and has an extensive background in health care settings. Ann Marie conducts Art Therapy and Creative Expression Classes at the Retreats.She has lived with Type 2 Diabetes for over 20 years. 

Creativity and Self-Expression

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Here are some wonderful ideas that are easy and don’t take a great deal of time.  De-stress yourself by doing any one of these projects.


 Make it even more relaxing by playing some very mellow, instrumental music as a background for creativity.


 Soon, you will be in a transcendent, meditative state of mind.

Creativity Project # 1

The latest craze is “grown-up” coloring books.  You can buy one at any craft store at an inexpensive price.  All you need for supplies are crayons, colored pencils or magic markers.  You may already have some lying around the house. I have drawn a mandala for you to color. What is a mandala, you ask?  


The word “mandala” means circle, a circular painting using brightly colored geometric designs, which begin at a central dot and work outward.  It is a meditative pattern conveying ancient knowledge of the universe. The mandala is one of humankind’s most ancient forms of art.  All sorts of mandalas can be found in various world religions, cultural art forms, and architecture.

It's easy.

I created a mandala design for you to color. Use your imagination for your own choices of colors.  Your brain will relax when its focused on a simply activity and not disturbed by thoughts and over-analyzing.   



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