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Art Therapy Journal Ideas

Art Therapy or creative expression is a wonderful way to get in touch with the right brain and to express yourself in a way that does not require talking or words. Here are some ideas for you to explore:


1. Create a visual representation of your emotions using colours, shapes, and textures.

2. Draw or paint a self-portrait and write down how you feel about yourself at the moment.

3. Use collage to create a visualization of your goals or aspirations.

4. Create a mandala that reflects your current state of mind.

5. Draw or paint a favourite memory and reflect on the emotions that it evokes.

6. Use watercolours to create an abstract piece that reflects your mood or feelings.

7. Draw or paint a picture of your safe space or a place where you feel calm and relaxed.

8. Use clay to sculpt a representation of a challenge or obstacle you are facing.

9. Create a series of paintings or drawings that reflect the different stages of a personal journey or process.

10. Draw or paint a picture of a loved one and reflect on the feelings they evoke.

11. Use finger painting to express your emotions in an abstract way.

12. Create a visual representation of your support system or people you can rely on.

13. Use origami or paper folding to create a representation of a struggle or challenge you are facing.

14. Draw or paint a picture of something that you find beautiful and reflect on what it means to you.

15. Use mixed media to create a piece that reflects the different parts of your identity.

16. Use a picture as inspiration to create a painting or drawing and reflect on what it means to you.

17. Create a visualization of your fears or anxieties using colours, shapes, and textures.

18. Use charcoal to create a series of quick sketches of your surroundings and reflect on what you notice.

19. Use your journal to create a gratitude list and illustrate or collage the things you are grateful for.

20. Create a series of pieces that reflect a theme or idea that you are exploring in therapy, such as self-compassion or self-care.


If you are interested in learning more about creative expression or art therapy techniques, claim your free consult with one of our therapists exploring this approach today.

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