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Creative Mythology

This weekend I had the pleasure of running two arts based workshops where the focus was on self-exploration through creative process. In both the question came up- as often it does at these workshops: how are you able to keep your creative practice going?  I must admit one of the reasons I began doing these […]

Letting Go into Creative Flow

In February I ran my Painting with Your Muse intuitive painting workshop with another wonderful group of  muses.  It has been five years since I began running this workshop and for more than 20 years that I have been following an intuitive process myself when painting. There is a flow state that happens when one follows their intuition this […]

Create Creative BEing

On Friday I had a relaxing afternoon with colleagues at the Spa. A social worker, psychotherapist, psychiatrist and another art therapist and I went to a Spa for water therapies; relaxing in the sauna, hot tub and salt pool before going for a much-needed and deserved massage.  This is the second time we have done this […]

Making Creativity a Priority

In my last blog post I shared ways to make sure you have time for your creative self-care practice. We looked at some of the practical solutions to barriers that block creative practice. Without setting up your external environment properly it is too easy to fall back into old patterns of neglecting your creativity. Today […]

The I Can’t Monster

  After participating in a two day mindfulness training the other week I’ve been approaching my mounting biking with a different perspective. Mountain biking season is upon us and these last few weeks I have been getting out on mountain biking trials with my family. Yesterday I was riding with my son, who at 12 […]

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 […]

Creative Microcosm

  The more I do this work, creating for my own self expression and guiding others to connect to Self through art making, the more I am reminded of it’s importance.  Perhaps a better word than work is PLAY.  Yes I know sometimes it does seem like work, to find the time to actually be able […]

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 […]

Inner Wise Self or Inner Critic?

From time to time my inner critic states her opinion on the task at hand. In the past I have given in, giving up on what I was doing as a result.  Then I became pretty good about listening to her without judgement for the most part and letting it slide.  Still these critical voices would come […]

Doodle A Day Challenge Begins Today!

Here is my #DoodleADay for today: The #DoodleADay challenge:  (for more details see my first post Doodle a Day Challenge) Everyday, beginning today, October 1st and for the month of October, I will make a doodle and you are invited to join me.  It can be as simple as black ink on white paper or white ink on […]