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Digging in the Sandbox of Zen

    When you were a child did you like to play? Was it your end all and be all? Play was the goal, your life, your center You felt grounded when you played You felt connected Connection with your imagination Your creativity   And then one day you were told the lie Play is […]

Never Ending

Every time there is change; change of season, taking on something new, or things turning out differently than expected, I am reminded to appreciate what I have, have done, have received, have invited into my life. I don’t always feel it right away, often I feel trepidation when change approaches. The change in seasons really […]

The urge to create

  How many times have you wanted to take the time and create art but didn’t?  Making art just for you, with no other intention than to enjoy the process? How many times have you answered this inner call, the call to create, savouring the expression, the feeling, delight. Sadly for many  the call is […]

Finding Your Creative Mojo: Beyond Excuses

    This week on the Finding Your Creative Mojo series we look at what is behind those excuses that tend to come up just when you were planning on spending more time being creative.  You can watch the other videos in this series here: Finding Your Creative Mojo Part One: What’s Your Story? Part Two: Finding […]

Finding Your Creative Mojo: Voices from the Past

    Are voices from the past holding you back from exploring your creativity to its fullest?  This week we take a look at messages that obstruct one’s creativity. This is the third video in the Finding Your Creative Mojo Video Series where you will find out: How to Identify what gets in your way […]

The Comparison Game

  We all fall into the trap of comparing ourselves to others at one point or another.  It’s that judging that happens which though not bad in and of itself,  can reek havoc with ones’ creativity.  When we get stuck on focusing on the judgement, we end up comparing and placing heavy expectations on ourselves […]

Circle of Art

Today and every Friday, I invite you to join me in creating a response to the quotes I post, using the arts: visual arts, photography, music or song, dance (video please!) prose or poetry, it’s your choice.   “Failure is a greater teacher than success” ~Clarissa Pinkola Estés Why so afraid to fail? judgement from […]

The art of mind-full-ness

     My mind wants quiet. Not sure what to say So I sit with this Quiet Knowing that it is okay I sit with this not knowing Knowing this too is fine When this happens it is a good time to turn to my art making Playing and expressing whatever want to be expressed […]

With Childlike Abandon

    This past weekend I traveled out of province to Quebec to give a talk on Art Therapy to some of the students and faculty at Bishops University. I have to admit I was rather nervous speaking in front of the 50 or so people who came. Despite having practiced art therapy for the […]

Getting to your Creativity

  Believe it or not, I have often grappled with my own creative demons more than I care to admit.  I realize that it may be easy for you, dear reader to assume that because I write about finding and nurturing one’s creative side that I have myself surpassed or completely tamed these struggles.  But […]