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Creating a Space to Be

This past week Art Therapy Alliance has begun a project showcasing the different spaces that art therapists create both with clients and personally.  I have been sending in pictures of the different spaces I create with clients and in doing so was reminded of the space that I create with clients and others that cannot be […]

Week-End Reflection

It’s not the end of the world if I don’t know what to say. For it is in the space between that future gifts are born. End of the Week 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 […]

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? […]

Buffering Life

  Working with young children I am always amazed at how resilient they can be.  Many of them have developed amazing coping skills when it comes to dealing with the struggles that life presents to them.  Sometimes they outgrow these ways of coping but continue the behaviour which later becomes problematic for others and in […]

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 […]

Roots of Connection

This weeks post was inspired by week three prompts from A Year With Myself I love trees.  They are so beautiful with their branches reaching up and out to their surroundings, to the sky.  Yet they are totally grounded. Literally.  Their roots stretch far and wide seeking out nourishment and providing so many benefits as […]

Receiving the New Year with Open Arms

  It’s that time a year again, out with the old in with the new.  I know that in reality we are always changing, discovering new skills and pushing our outer limits. So it can seem a bit silly to make such a big deal out of New Years. New Years however,  is a symbolic […]

I Am Here

As the official first day of winter approaches and New Years lurks around the corner, I find myself gathering more and more resources together, laying out ideas and plans for self-development. It’s as of I’m nesting, the same way I did before my first son was born; creating and gathering things together to welcome his […]

When Dreams Elude You

The final post in the Dream Dialogues Series! I would like to thank my guest bloggers for joining me here this week in the Dream Dialogues Series.  Thank-you Gina, Stella, Ellie, and Loes!  If  you haven’t had a chance to read the wonderful variety of wisdom and ideas shared this week you can still check […]

Reflections

My art is not me but a part of me I am not my art but a reflection of it Sometimes I get stuck Unwilling to reveal to myself what I might uncover in my art So I avoid Stay away distract myself Or become over critical of my perceived failures I expect too much […]