Me as an Artist:

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The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.

~T.S. Eliot, Tradition and the Individual Talent, 1919

 

One of the best things about paintings is their silence – which prompts reflection and random reverie.

~Mark Stevens

 

 

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.

~Georgia O’Keeffe

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Art is your personal diary where you may color your        thoughts and emotions on a page.

~Sara, Los Cerros  Middle School, 1999

 

 

Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.

~Edgar Degas

 

 

Me as an Art-Therapist:

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Beside getting a degree as a „Heilpraktiker“      (alternative practitioner psychotherapy) in 2013, I also started my studies for a Master of Art Therapy at the Alanus University – passing the oral exams in autumn 2015.

 

IMG_6772 The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality. ~T.S. Eliot, Tradition and the Individual Talent, 1919

Master-Thesis:

A process-oriented case study from the palliative field:

Formation and evaluation of an art therapeutic supervision of an „ALS“ patient, considering the method of mood diary, picture dictation and picture gift

 

 

 

Travels :

I was lucky to grow-up in a home where my father (Prof.Dr.B.Hallier) invited many foreign business-partners or friends to our home – in return we got many invitations to visit them all over the world.

 

For me it became intercultural challenges to sleep on the ground on Japanese tatami in a ryokan and to share the hot bath and sashimi/sushi with the family of my father’s friends or to be exchanged to another friend’s family in Houston/USA with seven children!

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This travelling helped a lot to understand the ALANUS-campus where in April 2012 I shared my art-studio with students from Taiwan,Russia and Kazakhstan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports:

Playing tennis in my local club I learned to be a single fighter for success – but within the handball- and basketball-teams I experienced more the importance of team-spirit!

 

Both aspects were combined at rafting on the Sambesi-river : quick decisions had to be taken if a person was fallen over board – and full team-power was necessary to escape crashes with the rocks within the water!

 

 

 

Art/ Fotography:

When I was a little girl my father allowed me to shoot more than 600 photos during a trip through Scotland. The development of all those photos was more expensive than the camera ! But it was a kick to reflect the surrounding world not only in the moment when the photo is taken but also later when sorting out the photos to remember .

Photos help to see something which perhaps we did not see or did not notice fully at the moment when doing the shot ! We start to interpret later the same photo in a different way ! We are in a process of permanent learning something we did not know in this context before.

Drawing and painting are my hobbies and they are the basic tools of the profession I want to exercise after my university-degrees : becoming an art-therapist ! Especially the ALANUS-excursion to South Africa where we worked with underpriviledged children of different races taught me how important the interconnection between different art disciplines are for the interdisciplinary/intercultural communication.

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