Day 24 of the Dominant’s Den: Using Art Therapy to Enrich Your Little’s Life

The Dominant's Den

Good Evening Friends,

We are on the home stretch of The Dominant’s Den, and tonight we are discussing how you can incorporate various art activities to relax and enrich your Little’s life. You don’t need to be a Picasso, van Gogh, or Rembrandt to make a beautiful creation with (and for) your Little. Tonight I encourage you to consider incorporating one of these various art forms into your D/s relationship. Art can be a wonderful form of therapy. Mentally you slow down and focus on the activity. There is no right or wrong in the world of art. You simply create. Are you ready to explore art therapy with me? Then, let’s dive in! 🙂

I. The Power of Doodling: 

All throughout school I would doodle on the edges of my paper. I would always grow nervous about turning in my work complete with flowers and little facial expressions that outlined my classwork. But the reality is, doodling is the mind’s way of releasing creative energy. These days there are many wonderful adult coloring books that serve as a form of meditation for adults. However, Littles love to enjoy products made for us, by us. As such, I highly recommend you purchasing the Little Space Coloring Book By: BDSM Princess (available on Amazon for $7.99 USD). If your Little prefers coloring on their cell phone, then give the “Happy Color” app a try. It’s an amazing app that allows users to color by touching the right number to the section. It’s easy to use and has literally hundreds of coloring pages for you to enjoy. So, go ahead and bust out the coloring pencils and paper, and get drawing with your Little one.

Looking for a fun, drawing tutorial? Here are some of my favorites:

II. The Joy of Painting: 

Painting with your Little can be loads of fun!! And there are a million ways to go about painting while in Little Space. You can get non-toxic finger paint and get messy together. You can put down an aqua doodle mat and paint with the magic water-based marker brushes. You can even turn on a Bob Ross tutorial and follow along to the most relaxing painting tutorial you’ll ever hear. (If you don’t know who Bob Ross is, here is one of his videos).

Another way to incorporate painting into your Little Space is to get into folk art with your Little One. What is one man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Go thrifting for funky items to re-purpose and paint. I simply love using old tires as planter beds. Here is a folk art tire project that I’m thinking about incorporating here on the farm. (You all can comment and let me know what you think of it!).

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III. Channel Your Inner “Ghost” and Sculpt Together: 

I think every person who has ever watched the movie, “Ghost” has wanted to try their hand at pottery. Sculpting is an excellent way for your Little to get all of their creative energy out as they roll, shape, and mold clay or play dough. If you want to do a budget-friendly sculpting activity, try salt dough. Personally, I’ve made salt dough many times for both Christmas ornaments as well as play dough and it’s fantastic to re-use over and over. You can even throw spices into the dough along with food coloring to make the dough smell good. Here is an excellent salt dough recipe:

Easy Salt Dough 

Courtesy of: Allrecipes.com 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup salt

Instructions: 

  1. Mix flour and salt together in a bowl. Slowly mix water, a few tablespoons at a time, into flour mixture until dough is smooth and easy to handle. Knead dough for 10 minutes and let rest for 20 minutes. ***Note: If you’d like to keep your dough soft and pliable for future use, stop here and enjoy playing with it! If you’d like to turn it into shapes or a sculpture, continue below. ***
  2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  3. Form dough into desired shapes and arrange on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until dry and hard, about 2 hours. Allow to cool completely.

If salt dough isn’t your thing, or your Little is yearning for something different, try kinetic sand! This sand looks like it’s from the beach, but unlike the sandy shores, the sand sticks to itself and not to you or your Little’s hands! You can find it for very cheap on Amazon. Lastly, this sculpting section wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention all of the DIY slime and putty recipes out there. From galaxy slime to unicorn snot, there are literally hundreds of recipes to make pastel, glittery slime that will keep your Little occupied during play time. Here is an excellent, easy video tutorial:

 

IV. Daily Gentle Guidance Exercise: Take a Field Trip with Your Little to Your Local Art Museum:

I love, love love going to art museums! Did you know that the famous Mona Lisa painting is actually quite small in real life? When I was in Paris and saw it in the Louvre I was shocked! Exploring various kinds of art is thrilling and exciting. So tonight I challenge you to make a date with your Little and head to your local art museum. See what kinds of art you both enjoy. Do you enjoy abstract art? Watercolor paintings? Still life? Sketches? Folk art? Performance art? There are hundreds of art forms to see and explore. Take your time moving from piece to piece in the museum. Quietly talk amongst yourselves what you enjoy and find fascinating. When Daddy and I went to our local art museum, we were wandering about when all of a sudden there was a framed paper with the cursive letter L written over and over across each line. That was it! That was the art piece. “Pfft… how is this art?!” the Captain said, which sent me into a fit of giggles. Yes, exploring art can be a blast so enjoy this special Cg/l date night out. 🙂

Alright my friends, that’s it from me for this post. I hope you all enjoyed it. If you did, hit that like button and let me know. Smash that follow button if you’re new around here, and I will see you back here first thing in the morning! ❤

Much love,

~Kitten xx

5 comments

  1. I vie for moon sand. I have green. Best ever. Is very calming and interesting for anyone into sensory experiences! I can’t believe I can make playdough. Thanks 🙂 Does it matter how old the flour is?

    Sculpting, here I come! Pls show us some of your art masterpieces?

    -Kuudere1

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    1. Absolutely! I’ll post some pics very soon of my own creations. And as for the flour, any flour is fine regardless of age or type. If you’re planning on baking it to harden I recommend using all-purpose flour to keep it as bright as possible. Then you can paint it afterwards! 🙂 xx

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