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The Journey

  Several weeks ago I guided a group of muses to connect with their  creative side at my Toronto Workshop Painting With your Muse. Many had come seeking their creative side though I’m told they left with a lot more. You see when we connect with our creativity we open up doors that have sometimes […]

Permission is Key

        A few weekends ago I enjoyed guiding a group of muses in a Painting with your Muse workshop here in Toronto where we had the perfect weather -it was pouring rain outside. I say it was “Perfect” because rainy days are known to limit our choices of what to do. In […]

Creative Survival

  I’m not a planner; I’m much more the spontaneous type.  But what I have found is that while the spontaneity can be exciting and free, there is another side to it.  When I leave things to spontaneity often my dreams of having massive create time to myself do not materialize.  Instead “priorities” dominate and […]

The Journey Begins

    With just a few days left before the start of the next Painting With Your Muse e-course (it begins this Sunday January 27th).  I can’t help but be excited about the possibilities that lay ahead.  Yet at the same time I am mindful that although I look forward to witnessing and sharing this journey with […]

Voices Seen and Heard

    This weekend the critics came out in droves to an art show of sorts.  A group of brave souls and their muses joined me in Toronto to face blank paper  while inner critics watched anxiously, ready to pounce at any effort.  The critics tried to convince those painting in the workshop to look […]

Creative Blocks Q & A

Today I wanted to share with you some of the questions from the Ways to Connect With Your Muse webinar and my responses: How does the process of breaking any walls inside of you go? What should we be doing from our side in order to be aligned with the process so we seek what […]

Weekend Reflection

Join Week-End Reflection every Friday, where I invite you to express and reflect about your week using poetry, prose, imagery or art in response to “This week I discovered . . .” I encourage you to come back and visit the other posts linked here to help amplify the gratitude. Taking the time to reflect […]

3 Tips to Engage Your Creative Muse

When I began making this video it seemed simple enough, straight forward to make.  I knew what I wanted to say.  Easy right? Instead however, it took longer to make than I thought.   Perfectionism reared its annoying head.  I re-did the recording several times, judging it each time and being way too serious. Then […]

Conversations with my Muse

When I am painting I am lost in a different world.  An inner world.  A world of adventure, excitement and confronting my fears. The colours splash vividly on the paper, transforming inner conversations and shaping them before my eyes.   Often the unexpected is unveiled.  At first I look away in disbelief.   That’s not mine!  I didn’t paint that, […]

Are You a Closet Artist?

  Do you have tons of art supplies piling up in your closet?  Perhaps even bordering on hording? The suppies are just waiting for you to use them.  You on the other hand are waiting for that “perfect” time to start creating with your special stash.  Or maybe it’s a writing journal or a collection […]