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

Nothing But Love

There was a box on the top shelf of my closet that was calling to me. I knew exactly where it was even though I had not opened it for almost a decade. I pulled out the golden hook and a ball of yarn. I sat on my comfy couch in the sun near the window and I began to think about my Grandmother. I could see her hands… … More Nothing But Love

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

Creating Desert Marigolds

Desert marigolds are tough little flowers! They may look fragile and delicate, but they can withstand high desert winds, droughts, intense heat, and everything else that the Mohave can throw at them. Their stems are thin and somewhat crooked, but they are strong and, if you’ve ever given one a tug, not easily plucked. They use a network of roots to bind themselves to one another, and huddle together in a mound for further protection and support. Dare I say… they are intelligent little flowers and even somewhat, I don’t know… organized? … More Creating Desert Marigolds