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Letting Go into Creative Flow

In February I ran my Painting with Your Muse intuitive painting workshop with another wonderful group of  muses.  It has been five years since I began running this workshop and for more than 20 years that I have been following an intuitive process myself when painting. There is a flow state that happens when one follows their intuition this […]

Create Creative BEing

On Friday I had a relaxing afternoon with colleagues at the Spa. A social worker, psychotherapist, psychiatrist and another art therapist and I went to a Spa for water therapies; relaxing in the sauna, hot tub and salt pool before going for a much-needed and deserved massage.  This is the second time we have done this […]

Reflective Practice Via Creative Connection

As the days get colder and the days are darker, a different kind of light needs to shine through. This time of year finds me doing a lot more reflecting: writing, art journaling, and inner visioning. It’s a process that I engage in every year to set a tone for the  year ahead.   In previous […]

Tapping into Creativity

  When I was much younger, less cares, or so it seems in retrospect (but its all relative really) I use to just naturally gravitate toward activities which I enjoyed. I never carved out time for self-care, I just did it. Yes, I scheduled in massage appointments (even more than I do now) and went to […]

The Journey of Art

December is here and my Doodle Journey e-course has finished. As I worked through the course myself,  my inner critic tried to interfere with my doodle journey discouraging my loose and somewhat “messy” style.  It was a practice in letting go of judgement, though  even as I write this post and prepare to upload some of […]

Deeper Self-Care

Self-care is something we all know about but don’t necessarily take the time to do. Wether it is relaxing with a favourite book ( non work related), taking time to prepare a nutritious meal, getting some fresh air out in nature or taking some creative “me” time.  As much as I know self-care is important […]

Digging Deep Via Creativity

  Digging deep into the unknown crevices of your emotional life can sometimes be daunting, even uncomfortable. Its easier to pretend like it does not exist rather than to explore it through our creativity. Why is it that inner reflection so important?  The stuff we ignore can stifle us, and block us from moving forward. […]

Masking Strengths

Do you ever wonder about why superheros hide behind masks? Okay, I know, in part it is so that the villans don’t know who there are underneath, which could jeopardize their roles as heroes.  Another way to look at it is that it is their way of staying safe, of protecting themselves from attacks on […]

Winner Announced for Spectrum Spot!

The winner of my Spectrum Spring give-away pass is Christine ! Congratulations! Hali Karla Arts will be contacting you soon about your free pass to Spectrum 2016. Registration for Spectrum is now still open – there are going to be so many  inspiring workshops! Want a peek into my workshop Windows to Your Soul? Click here to have a look. […]

Creative Microcosm

  The more I do this work, creating for my own self expression and guiding others to connect to Self through art making, the more I am reminded of it’s importance.  Perhaps a better word than work is PLAY.  Yes I know sometimes it does seem like work, to find the time to actually be able […]