HeART of Discovery!

Creating art is such an important and useful way of expressing emotions. This opportunity is coming to me at such an incredible crossroads for me personally. I plan to “rock my bald” and talk to kids honestly about how creating art has helped me through my emotional struggles during cancer treatment. I hope to inspire them to turn to their creativity when they are feeling powerful emotions, too.  … More HeART of Discovery!

Igniting Artemis

I’ve set up a little altar by my workspace. I even created my own little 3D Artemis out of sculpey. She’s got her magician’s cloak on and we’re ready to make some serious children’s book magic. In addition to the altar, I’ve got a moon calendar starting tonight. So, this cycle will go from full moon to the winter solstice.  … More Igniting Artemis

A Friday Art Deviation

This painting is a bit different than how I usually draw, but in a lot of ways it was very freeing to create without censoring what came through. I will show you the phases of the image so as to explain how it just kind of made its way onto the paper. I consider this intuitive painting. I often teach this method of creating art in my workshops. … More A Friday Art Deviation

Just keep creating…

So, #the100dayProject is about 19 days in now, and how many people have given up? Some people have decided that it’s not easy to create every day. Do I hear you? Literally, some days you have no spare time. You hardly have time to feed yourself, or God help you if you have other creatures depending on you to feed them, too. I have a pet shrimp who somehow lives off of tank algae when I don’t have time for him, and because of this I think he is perhaps the best pet I’ve ever had. The other members of my household are luckily a little more vocal about their needs. Point is, there are days when it seems like there’s just no room for a single… … More Just keep creating…

Mermaids of Belonging

How do I define “magic” in my workshop? It’s not about people drawing masterpieces. It’s about people (in this case, teenagers) sharing, laughing, focusing, and playing with their imaginations. A group dynamic of peers supporting, encouraging, and complimenting one another. How does this kind of magic affect our sense of belonging?  … More Mermaids of Belonging

A Gift of Healing

For the remainder of the year I will be offering “Graceful Transformation: A Healing Coloring Journey” at a discounted price. This interactive coloring book for adults was developed from a creativity workshop with participants in addiction recovery. It was our collective intention that this book would be used to help others heal from past trauma … More A Gift of Healing