Author Archives: Elizabeth D. Yingling

About Elizabeth D. Yingling

Elizabeth is an artist and art therapist busily creating an art-filled life for herself and others at her studio in the picturesque village of Georgetown in Washington, DC. This blog describes her journey after a long-delayed dream finally comes true... that of having her own art studio in which to explore, create and make meaning of her life experiences. Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the City University of New York/Booklyn College. She obtained her Master’s degree in Art Therapy from George Washington University. Her training and post-graduate work in the field of art therapy has profoundly impacted the way she now views and creates art, particularly in her use of metaphor. She currently works with a variety of different media, including but not limited to painting, collage and assemblage. Careful consideration is given to which materials might best facilitate the creative expression of her feelings about a particular theme, and at times, more than one medium may be employed in this exploration. Elizabeth’s art is about making meaning of her experiences and her growth as a woman – one who finds herself and other women struggling to evolve, both individually and collectively, in a society that is filled with paradoxes. In this endeavor to better to understand her own life’s journey, she finds inspiration in learning about the journeys of other women from disparate backgrounds. Their experiences, thoughts and feelings are both unique and universal. Listening to their stories and processing the recurring themes that arise from what she and these other women have learned has become an ongoing exploration that enriches her creative expression and makes up the body of her current work.

Open Studios – Take #1

    If anxiety was a color or colors, what would they be? What shapes and images might appear if one’s anxiety was placed on a canvas?  Although these are questions that I have often explored with clients in my work … Continue reading

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Before & After

There is a special sort of ritual that I engage in when I acquire something previously owned and decide to make it my own.  For example, whenever I go antique hunting and find something like a wonderful old teapot or … Continue reading

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Anticipation & Trepidation

So, here it is… my new creative home! The long-delayed dream is finally coming true. Nestled in the heart of Georgetown is an old, former DC school building that is now filled with students of another kind — students of … Continue reading

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