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!

The Owl

Ever since I became a Mom my symbol for my relationship with my children has been the owl. Learning from the energy of the owl has given me confidence over the years. I can still remember how frightening it was to bring children into the world. I didn’t feel able to protect them and I … More The Owl

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

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

Friday = Art

In my classes, we’ve been experimenting with watercolor textures. We just allow the images to evolve as we go. Do you see an image emerging in this one? Just focus on the shapes and colors. Allow your thoughts to simmer.   I saw a

Friday = Art

Since I was a little girl, I’ve had a special connection with animals. I especially loved to draw them. Drawing them seemed to strengthen my connection with them. It was as if when I spent quiet time focusing on their physical aspects through drawing, I was also able to connect with the spirit of the creature as well. It became not only a empathic study of the animal, but of my own perspective as well. … More Friday = Art