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Let’s face it, uncertainty is unsettling. We like to know what we are doing, or at least pretend we do. But the truth is – we don’t ever know what we are doing while we are doing it. The knowing comes after a process is complete and we reflect upon it. We can only make effective plans […]
Art is the first thing that stops being fun in life when we hyper focus on results. The innately human activity of creating is part of how we process information, form meaning, and understand the world. Like digesting food, there is a finished product at the end, and the product tells a story of the digestion process, but it is not nearly as important as what happened internally during digestion – what was broken down, absorbed, transmuted…
Self-Understanding Through The Expressive Arts
A student’s words, reflecting upon his experience in
“The Expressive Arts As Healing Pathways”,
a for-credit workshop series offered to
students of The Evergreen State College, 2013
Sometimes it’s hard to know what is just a random thought and what is inner guidance. Developing a relationship with our inner compass takes practice. We not only have to learn to listen with sensitivity and discernment, but we have to create an inner environment of trust so that the voice of our inner guidance speaks loud and clear.
How do we listen to what is asking to emerge, rather than thinking up what we want to see?
Thanks for joining me in Olympia for my recent presentations on Art & Intuition!
Wow, I feel some powerful energy flowing right now! These past couple months have been huge for me! I have been painting pretty much non-stop, which feels great. The image above is of a painting I recently completed and sent off to its new family in Washington. The more I commit to my creative process, the more […]
I recently completed a commissioned painting for a client in West Virginia and the piece – while created for a specific person – offered universal lessons and insights to me as I witnessed it come to life at my fingertips. My assignment was to create an image to reflect my client’s personal journey and to inspire her […]