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Whatever comes to mind

  To direct or be spontaneous that is the question . . . When I was training  to be an art therapist some 20 years ago I was taught to use a spontaneous approach. Simply put, it means encouraging clients to draw what ever comes to mind. It’s meant to get at what is currently […]

Journey into Self

Last weekend I guided some muses in exploring their inner wisdom through intuitive painting.  Many were uncertain that working on one painting for the duration of the workshop was possible.  The blank paper staring at them brought out a host of insecurities and of course voices of inner critics chimmed in.   Guided visualization was […]

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 […]

Strength in Vulnerability

    I have been reading Brene Brown’s newest book Daring Greatly and really enjoying her candid writing and wisdom. On last Friday’s LIVE Virtual Art Circle I shared a quote that particularly struck me as it pertains to our creativity.  The quote speaks to the letting go of our fears and being vulnerable so […]

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 […]

Week-End 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 […]

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 […]

Week-End 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 […]

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, […]