As a psychologist, art is not my familiar modality, so it bypasses my intellect and allows me to express my intuition, playfulness, and my heart. I am learning that I am an artist, working with knitting yarn as my medium. Working together with other women, in a safe and vulnerable space has been a rich experience. I am recognizing and accepting my playfulness and joyousness. I don’t have to feel guilty for being playful in a world of so much suffering. In fact, my playfulness, fully expressed, brings light and joy into the world as a gift.
Nancy Arvold,MFT, psychologist