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Renewal Through Creative Re-Purposing

Sometimes we need to look at things differently, with fresh eyes. Doing this allows us to take a new perspective, and opens the door to all the possibilities in life, including ones we may not have known existed. Creating art is a direct way to make this happen. When art-making, there is always the potential […]

Self-Care Through Elemental Art

This week is children’s mental health week here in Canada. With many events promoting awareness about children’s mental health and the importance of supporting services.  As an art therapists who primarily works with children and youth I see the need for more understanding and compassion towards children who often become labeled as “difficult” due to […]

Inner Journey through Painting

Painting is a conduit for many things.  It challenges our self-doubt, inner critics, and perception of Self.  Through the journey of painting we can come to know our inner lives differently. We can have our way of being in the world reflected back at us through the process.  How do we approach the canvas or […]

Embracing What is

  As the New Year approaches I am reminded of what has been and what may be ahead. It is easy to get caught up in wanting to jump into the New Year and leave everything else behind, particularly if you have had a difficult year, or your year seemed to have fallen short of […]

Stoke Your Creative Fire

    Spring is here and I’m full force in creative mode.  Between planting seedlings, capturing my dreams day and night, dropping off creative deeds, and connecting with my muse, sometimes there just doesn’t seem like enough time to do all the things I want to do. But I know in my heart, I feel […]

Creative Determination

  This past Saturday I had the pleasure of guiding a group of muses in my Painting With Your Muse intuitive painting workshop. Each time I do this workshop I am in awe of the amazing muses who join me. If you don’t already know the muses I’m talking about are the inner muses of […]

Witnessing the Unfolding

    This past weekend I witnessed the beauty of women connecting with their inner wisdom. This is one of the many things I love about my work: holding space for the unfolding of the creative process as it guides  people back to their inner wisdom. In my clinical practice this happens as well but often over […]

Lessons In Letting Go

Flowing across the floor as I dance that is where my comfort lies. The sharp movements of staccato feel awkward forced. It’s as if something is off and it is. Staccato in 5 rhythms is a force to be reckoned with. A few weeks back I attended a 5 Rhythms movement workshop and have been […]

Open the Doors to Your Imagination

Day 24 #DoodleADay Challenge: The beauty of doodles is that they access your imagination each time giving you new stories and perspectives. When we create, whether it be doodles or other creations, we are giving birth to something new, shifting thoughts, shifting emotions, creating new life.  A simple doodle is a door to the imagination. […]

Self-Exploration via the Doodle

Day  20 #DoodleADay Challenge: Let’s talk about our doodles shall we? As I have mentioned before doodles can be fun, mindful, releasing, self-expressive, meditative, relaxing, and focusing.  Doodles can also be a passageway into self-exploration if you are willing to go that route.  After 20 days of doodling you will have enough doodles done to be able […]