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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Permission to Create

    Nurturing creativity is something we can all use a little (or a lot) of once in a while.  We live in a culture that see’s art making as frivolous unless it is done in the context of making a living from it.  Something reserved for professionals or the play of young children.   […]

Journey into Self

Last weekend I guided some muses in exploring their inner wisdom through intuitive painting.  Many were uncertain that working on one painting for the duration of the workshop was possible.  The blank paper staring at them brought out a host of insecurities and of course voices of inner critics chimmed in.   Guided visualization was […]

The Journey

  Several weeks ago I guided a group of muses to connect with their  creative side at my Toronto Workshop Painting With your Muse. Many had come seeking their creative side though I’m told they left with a lot more. You see when we connect with our creativity we open up doors that have sometimes […]