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Opening to Possibilities

    Now that you have given yourself permission to take some art time for yourself, you’ve scheduled it in and have made space for your creativity to thrive by  organizing your physical space and clearing out your mental space, quieting or at least turning down the volume of those inner critics. You are all […]

Holding Space

Last week we talked about the importance of permission for beginning the creative process.  We may want to have a regular creative practice, however, waiting for everything to be perfect and “aligned” is not realistic.  Let’s face it there will always be room for excuses not to start as long as we do not give […]

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.   […]

Circle of Art

  Today and every Friday, I invite you to join me in creating a response to the quotes I post, using the arts: visual arts, photography, music or song, dance (video please!) prose or poetry, it’s your choice.   I will be sharing a quote here weekly and inviting a response from others to the […]

Art Connects Us

      Have you ever looked at art made by someone else (whether it be a dance, a play, a particular photograph or painting) and found yourself wondering and pondering its meaning? Perhaps you deciphered familiar symbols or gleamed metaphors from their art that spoke to you.   Maybe you recall as a child […]

Circle of Art

  Today and every Friday, I invite you to join me in creating a response to the quotes I post, using the arts: visual arts, photography, music or song, dance (video please!) prose or poetry, it’s your choice. I will be sharing a quote here weekly and inviting a response from others to the quote […]

Circle of Art

  Today and every Friday, I invite you to join me in creating a response to the quotes I post, using the arts: visual arts, photography, music or song, dance (video please!) prose or poetry, it’s your choice. I will be sharing a quote here weekly and inviting a response from others to the quote […]

Embracing Your Path

        I have been enjoying my time off this month.  Catching up with things I have been meaning to do or organize. Spending more time playing and doing art, journaling and meditation.  Even hosting an online workshop.   This time of year tends to be a time of reflection and finding intention.  […]

Find Yourself

  This time of year can be so busy with all the focus on holiday celebrations.  There is a tendency to focus on everyone other than one’s self. We focus on others; giving, making others happy, hosting parties, entertaining others. We get lost, We lose our Self. Lost in the flux of over scheduling. Lost […]

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 […]