In this art therapy blog, my focus is on offering you small tidbits of encouragement in your artist path. I want to connect the details of the habitual artist life with actionable steps you can take, in order to find your own path along your life’s journey.Read More
That’s right. Go out right now and scoop up a cheap composition notebook or three and an inexpensive pen and begin. There is nothing like collecting your thoughts everyday to create a clarity of being.
I personally use the style outlined by Julie Cameron, in her book, “The Artists’ Way.” (If you’re interested in her specific style of journaling, called Morning Pages, click on the title to get your own copy from Amazon.com)Read More
4 reasons why you need art therapy right now.
Trump. Enough said. If there was nothing else going on in your life right now, Trump would make the rest of my blog relevant. This frustrating turn of the social tide is going to have millions of humans displaced, traumatized, upset, disconnected and hurt.Read More
I knew a girl once,
she had real big dreams.
Pie in the sky dreams.
The type of dreams, make you want to
I discovered The Artist Way by Julie Cameron as a teenager.
Thinking back places me into a dusty, sunlit bookstore in Walla Walla, Washington, where my mother had moved us from our small three acre farm, full of dogs, cats, the clucking of chicken, the breaking of branches from our resident black bear and the wide, breathable expanse of space best experienced by growing up in the country.Read More
She left me a note, scrawled on a yellow legal pad, her pen strokes, jaunty and challenging. There was a cup of coffee still steaming beside her writing, the pen uncapped, purple ink encasing her sentiments.
"Welcome home dear one," it began.Read More
I wrote myself a map.
I sketched it out, in silver bindings, transformed the movement, transcribed the shapes and steps in shaky lines and called them drawings. I spelled out my path-believing if I draw it out, I will find the way towards whatever I long for.Read More
You. Yes you.
I am in love with you. Stop shaking your head, as if a nest will dislodge my words loose.
You. Are. Loved. The end.
But really, it's the beginning of something.Read More