I was asked by the charity I occasionally do some graphic design for to create a posters for Mindfulness and Knitting sessions.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that was originally created as a relapse-prevention treatment for depression. Research indicates that it may be particularly effective for individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD).
Benefits of knitting for your brain
- Knitting exercises both hemispheres of the brain.
- Reduces stress.
- Knitting improves mood.
- It improves your motor skills.
- Knitting raises self esteem.
I do practice mindfulness myself, but not knitting. I have to be honest I can’t knit. Maybe one day I will try.
The designs below are the ones I came up with.
I have tried different fonts and played with different backgrounds, but the image above is my favourite.
The yellow colours is somehow very welcoming.
In case of the mindfulness poster I struggled a little as it is very hard to define. I practice it every morning, but I still find it hard what it is and how I would explain to someone what I am doing every morning.
This example is quite straight forward, but I would’t say it exactly explains what is one doing.
I am doing this work for residents of protected housing and to sit like the person on the image takes a lot of practice and some might have a physical difficulties and etc. The next example is much more forgiving.
I wanted these posters to be very simple and very straight forward.
This example above is probably my most favourite. While creating this I was thinking that when one closes eyes everything kind of loses edges like this flower here.