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Connecting Through Art

The thing about doodling that I like so much is the spontaneity. That is the secret. I never know what I am going to get and were the doodle is going to take me.  Sometimes I don’t like my doodle. But that’s ok.  I don’t see my doodling as a way of producing art, but […]

Creative Deeds for Me and You

    I have been making  little art offerings to give away as random acts of kindness as part of Gretchen Miller’s  #CreativeDeed365.  Though January has proven to be too busy for me (I’m doing one extra day of clinical art therapy, plus teaching and extra class for the Toronto Art Therapy Institute) to make these daily, […]

Lessons In Letting Go

Flowing across the floor as I dance that is where my comfort lies. The sharp movements of staccato feel awkward forced. It’s as if something is off and it is. Staccato in 5 rhythms is a force to be reckoned with. A few weeks back I attended a 5 Rhythms movement workshop and have been […]

Setting Intentions

    I have never been the best planner. I tend to fly by the seat of my pants for the most part. Getting ideas and acting on them shortly after. But in the last few years, at about this time of year I find that I am drawn to doing a little more planning […]

Creative Flow

    Going with the flow is something that is thrown around a lot as the way to “be”. While I’m not against this notion, I do think we need to first define what exactly this “going with the flow” means or looks like. One might conjure up an image of a free-flowing, stress-free, worry-free […]

Daily Doodle

#DoodleADay Challenge Day 30! Thirty days of doodling daily has been fun- but there is at least one more day. At least because this is something I plan on doing more regularly rather than just at meetings or conferences. If you are in need of some motivation to get started on the #DoodleADay challenge then […]

Morning Discovery

#DoodleADay challenge Day 29   A few words about this morning’s doodle: Rock froms mountain, and there she appears resting quietly, gently reminding me of her presence She was not expected always welcome waking   If you are in need of some motivation to get started on the #DoodleADay challenge then you may want to […]

Leaving Judgement Behind

    #DoodleADay Challenge Day 26   I have to admit that not judging my own art work is a work in progress.  Today’s doodle (and here comes the judgment) I’m not particularly fond of.  I thought I would try something that someone in the Facebook Virtual Art Circle group did: doodling with one continuous […]

Follow Your Own Lead

  Here is my #DoodleADay Challenge Doodle for Day 24:   Funny enough shortly before making this doodle I was watching a video for 21 Secrets Fall by Canadian artist Veronica Funk on “Finding Your Wild Spirit” about art journaling your animal totem.  I watched with delight as Veronica showed us her process and the unique way […]

Peace of Mind via Doodling

Day #23 DoodleADay Challenge:   After a long day at work (I do clinical work during the day and on Wednesday evenings I teach), its nice to unwind mindlessly with doodling rather than T.V. watching.  The relaxing nature of the repeated lines in doodling, decorative patterns and scribbles make for a peaceful evening.  In the […]