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Creating Opportunities

Last weekend I ran another in person Painting With Your Muse intuitive painting workshop with a lovely group of muses. Reflecting back now I realized it has been 5 years since I first created the online course which later became the in person workshop here in Toronto. I have been running the in person workshop since […]

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 […]

Communal Creating

I finally did my first Facebook Live on Friday. It was fun to chat with like-minded others and know that we were creating together, even if it was “virtual”.  This is why I opened a Virtual Art Circle a few years ago, so that there was a safe place to create in community for those […]

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 […]

Deeper Self-Care

Self-care is something we all know about but don’t necessarily take the time to do. Wether it is relaxing with a favourite book ( non work related), taking time to prepare a nutritious meal, getting some fresh air out in nature or taking some creative “me” time.  As much as I know self-care is important […]

Following Your Intuition

In a world where we are taught to follow the rules, play it safe, fit in, etc. its hard to remember how to just be yourself. We are taught from a young age how to do things properly, unless you were one of the lucky few who had parents who allowed you to discover things […]

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 […]

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 […]

Virtually Creative

  On Friday I held space for another Live Virtual Art Circle.  After taking a break from the live circles over the summer it was nice to share the energy with those creatives who joined me.  As usual I opened the circle with a favorite quote and an intention setting meditation.  This quote speaks to […]

Teacher as Student

    It was a day of letting go of expectations, sitting with the chaos of the unknown and reflecting.     Each time I run this workshop I learn something new. The wonderfully brave souls who join me don’t necessarily know it but in opening up and connecting with their creative fire they are […]