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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 […]

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 […]

3 Myths About Creativty

    There are many myths floating around out there about creativity.  We hear them, take them in and then repeat to ourselves until these myths become our truths.  In today’s video I expose 3 myths that when we listen to them, are sure to block creativity.    What myths do you tell yourself that […]

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 […]

When Shift Happens

Creating would be so much easier and more full of fun if we would only let it be. But creating is fun, isn’t it? Yes if we allow it to be. However most of us don’t practice the art of allowing our creativity to fully express. Most of us ponder should we do it this […]

Spark Your Creativity!

Last week I wrote about the so-called “creative block” and how we can get stuck if we allow ourselves to.  It seems a natural transition then to write about “how to” get unstuck or move past that stuck using some tools and techniques, right? Sorry, I’m not going to do it.  Oh sure, you can […]

Turtle’s Pace

I have been sitting here staring at the blank computer screen for some time now wondering what to post. Ironically it seems to be a symptom of reading so many inspiring posts out there, that I end up feeling at a loss of words. Feeling like it has all been said. Ever feel like that? […]

Unfinished Business

It’s been a pretty busy month, I can’t believe it is already February! As part of the Art Therapy Alliance 6 Degrees of Creativity, I have been having fun making sock monkeys and sending them overseas to live with new families, making my first set of ATC (artist trading cards).  I have been keeping up […]

Diamond in the Rough

  This week I found myself feeling behind on my List and forgetting about the important of process.  I was late putting up my blog post for www.offbeatfamily.com , I didn’t finish putting up some new pages, well you get the picture. I won’t bore you with details (sounds like an inner voice I need to […]