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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, […]

Letting Go . . .

Last summer I made a video (for my OffbeatFamily site) addressing the idea of letting go on many different levels. Both children and adults have difficulty letting go of hurt feelings, possessions,  the need to be right, the need to know. You get the picture.  Letting go can be a tricky task. Sometimes it’s difficult to […]

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 on your […]

When fear takes up too much space

  One of my biggest blocks to my creativity being unleashed has been the excuse of not enough time. I use to say to myself that I didn’t have any time to do art for myself, I was too busy. Whether it was the kids, feeling tired after work, feeling like I had so many […]

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 […]

Free Super Powers

The other day my eldest son asked me at dinner, “if you could choose to have one super power what would it be?” At once my mind was flooded with the possibilities which were quickly erased by the impossibility of it all.  I tried to let my imagination soar.  I took my time trying to […]

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 on […]

Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Art

\ This past weekend I was thrilled to go to the preview night of the Picasso Exhibit at the Art Gallery Of Ontario (AGO).  It was a special treat for members of the gallery to be privy to the exhibit before opening doors to the public on May 1st.  As we waited in line, it […]