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Growing Your Creative Practice

Every spring and summer I spend a lot of time in my garden; in the spring I am planting seeds, nurturing seedlings and watching them grow. In the summer, I watch my garden more closely, with my guard up because of past experiences with pests wiping out what I have created and grown on my […]

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 […]

Tapping into Creativity

  When I was much younger, less cares, or so it seems in retrospect (but its all relative really) I use to just naturally gravitate toward activities which I enjoyed. I never carved out time for self-care, I just did it. Yes, I scheduled in massage appointments (even more than I do now) and went to […]

The Journey of Art

December is here and my Doodle Journey e-course has finished. As I worked through the course myself,  my inner critic tried to interfere with my doodle journey discouraging my loose and somewhat “messy” style.  It was a practice in letting go of judgement, though  even as I write this post and prepare to upload some of […]

Making Room for Creative Expression

  One of the main things that I hear over and over that gets in the way of maintaining a creative practice is not having the space.  First there is the literal and practical question of a physical environment for art making.  And then there is the question of motivation, or perhaps more accurately put, what may be […]

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 […]

Winner Announced for Spectrum Spot!

The winner of my Spectrum Spring give-away pass is Christine ! Congratulations! Hali Karla Arts will be contacting you soon about your free pass to Spectrum 2016. Registration for Spectrum is now still open – there are going to be so many  inspiring workshops! Want a peek into my workshop Windows to Your Soul? Click here to have a look. […]

Giveaway time: Holistic Art Journaling into Your Soul

As you many of you may already know, I am going to be a guest teacher in Spectrum 2016 this year and I am so excited!  Spectrum is an online Holistic-Creative workshop in its third year, and organized by Hali Karla of Hali Karla Arts. Spectrum 2016 will be guided by 20 NEW featured teachers  (myself included!) and more than 20 […]

Peeks into Process

  Last week I put out an invitation to join me in a journey to #CreateEachDay, sharing your snippets of creation over on Instagram and in the Virtual Art Circle on Facebook (FREE to join).  Here are some peeks into my process of creating each day. As always, be sure to listen to your inner […]

Create Each Day

  What if you had the power  to create your day the way you wanted to? Things would run in ways that felt right to you.  You would feel connected to your purpose for life. Though it may seem like a far away fantasy, I believe that there is a way to do this: by […]