Art Therapy for Special Needs

treehouse illustration

Treehouse Illustration by Jennifer Allison

I have Sensory Processing Disorder and the struggle is very real. As a child I was in constant battle with the world around me…as well as my parents and teachers. I’d often retreat to the woods behind my house where I built a tree fort to escape the chaos and drama and seek much-needed solitude. That was where I found peace, and I spent hours talking to the various insects and birds that accepted me and my quirky, special need for quiet time.

As an adult, I’ve learned that throwing myself on the floor while kicking and screaming isn’t a socially acceptable way to deal with the overwhelming sensory input that my brain fails to process properly. But the disorder continues to wreak havoc in my everyday life. For example, in order to survive the corporate cubicle world where I work, I have to wear noise-canceling headphones all day long, but this isn’t ideal for inspiring creativity or productivity.

I no longer have a treehouse or secret fort deep in the woods that I can retreat to as an adult. Unfortunately. However, there IS one thing I’ve found that truly calms my stress and melts away the chaos and discomfort of my hyper-sensitive sensory system. That one thing is drawing. 

Flying Colors

An Expert Level Coloring Adventure

I am very excited to announce that my new adult coloring book is now available. This video showcases all 30 detailed illustrations I did for the book.

I would love for you to share the images you color with me. If you will post them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #flyingcolors in your post, I will see all your beautiful creations and share some of them from my own social media pages. I can’t wait to see what you create!

Right now the coloring book is only available on Amazon.com.  ENJOY!!!


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