by Play Therapy Class from a School Counselor
My house: Play Therapy-House, Tree, Sun, Moon, Animal, Water Art Counseling Drawing
When I was instructed to draw a picture of my house in play therapy for school counselors, I had to think about it because I have lived in 3 houses in my life. I decided to draw a house with 5 windows representing each member in my family.
When I was drawing the picture it was difficult to draw because I already knew what everything meant and the spacings. I tried to keep the sun and the water equally apart from the house (me) because they are both equal in my life. The water represents my mother and the sun represents my father. The sun is a full one because my dad has been a big part of my life and so has my mom.
I placed a tire swing in the tree because I have always wanted one so I drew it :) The pet that is to the left of the house represents the pets in my life. The moon is in the uppper right corner. The reason I drew a full moon is because I love nights when I walk outside and it lights up the sky :)
This exprience was a lot of fun and I remember drawing pictures of my house when I was younger and I definitely havent done a drawing in a long time.
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