The artist Renatė Lušis leads art therapy club "Modus Vivendi"
that is located in the Hospital for the mentally ill in Klaipeda. She says:
"Art therapy can add great harmony to life"

love needs no authority except itself
We trust that there is no such thing as no chance.

The things that we love tell us what we are
Saint Thomas Aquinas

2013-10-16

Art therapy works


When the heart rejoices over paper swans, it is difficult to muse about the mental illness of the "artists" but is there any need for that?

2013-09-23

Art therapy crafts

Paper swan on a real stump
paper swan means the artificial swan, and the stump points to the limitations of the living with the disabilities.

2013-07-18

towards the silence


the work of the art therapy class
“When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.  The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate now knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”    (Henri Nouwen)

2012-09-11

A curse or the blessing?



I just returned from the gathering of people with disabilities , so my impressions are very fresh - I'm glad to witness the power of choice to be happy, to enjoy each minute we have   here and now. While complaining for the lack of relationship, alienation and alike, we may be right, yet while saying hello! we can embrace the dream and see the smile too. It's our right to choose.
So we concluded that our disability wasn't a curse, but the blessing that enabled us not only to grasp the power of choice mentally, but experience the results of the choice to be the Children of the Light practically too.

2012-09-04

empathy colors


The photo empathy colors portray art therapy club "Modus Vivendi" at work. What's observable here will become clear as we name the artist.
I was put under a charm while viewing the colors under the brush. I think it wouldn't be hard to all artists to identify themselves with the hand that holds the paintbrush in the photo on above . Familiar mood, isn't it?
Our colors may differ between yet all palettes sparkle with empathy colors that turn into the artworks.
It's just hard to name the women in the photo the disabler. That would sound offensively... and would distort the picture.  Members of  Modus Vivendi club never address each other such way.
Unfortunately such labeling exist in our reality. Modus Vivendi is the club for people with the psychiatric disorders. If  it's so, then the colors should be dark - accidental and mindless, but look at the photo once again.  Do you see here any except the love?

2012-07-25

the transformational art



Humble smile and peace despite the wheelchair illuminate the faces of all who focus on the mystery of the beauty. Such  pictures honor the artists and inspire us to follow them, thus enable us to experience just  magical transformations  too.

2011-07-07

unfortunately

The photo eloquently depicts current situation of art therapy club Modus Vivendi. This shot portrays the workspace of the club - there are no place for any art - yet the pictures still appear. Is that not a miracle?


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2011-04-02

rediscovery of life

Many are afraid to greet people with the psychiatric disorders, and such mindset hurts the most. It hurts not only the rejected but the whole world.  The prejudices rob people of their freedom to smile and put them  into the slavery to the cunning standards of beauty. 

I found the postcard, you see it on above, on a table of art therapy class. Generally no one wish to enter here voluntarily, but my headaches corrected my steps...and I took the photo of ....

Now I am sharing not the things that were found by me but the attitude towards the life that influenced me to take that photo.
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