The series of posts below has given you ONLY a sampling of what my Awaken The Artist process is.
The Awaken The Artist Pathways are: Continue reading
“As soon as I saw the trapeze I knew I had to do it! I climbed to the top of the ladder and I was so scared I wanted to climb back down the stairs yet was told I had to step onto the platform. Then I was afraid to take the step from the platform at the same time I grabbed the handle because I knew there was no going back! After several minutes I finally took the step and Continue reading
“Christmas Day 2010 – I remember it like it was yesterday. I was at a family member’s house and an argument had begun. I made a simple comment about sea salt – yes you heard me right! Someone interpreted my comment in a particular way and we had to take a break from the festivities and practically duke it out! Continue reading
- It is time to take it in deeper. This is how transformation happens.
WHAT IT WILL TAKE:
It is going to take TENACITY to do this work.
When I owned my big ergonomics company, Continue reading
I am not even a good artist. Not really. And I’m ok with it.
Lets walk around the museum and we can discuss some of the masters.
Or lets browse the websites of artists who have been painting since they were very young.
Am I even an artist at all or am I someone who likes to draw on anything she can get her hands on and whenever I give myself the permission to throw some paint on a canvas.
Ok. I better not say I am not an artist because it took me decades to finally own that part of me.
And does it matter whether I am good or great or even if I will massively profit from the sale of my art?
No it doesn’t.
Creative Self Expression is the reason my soul wants to make art.
It has taken me a long time to come to this and it has happened in the past few days. For real.
For a very long time I was blocked from creating art and I’ve written about these reasons on this website. Here is one place I talked about it.
Fortunately I found a way to unblock myself and developed a system around it that I now teach others.
Unlocking this new piece about creative self expression is very freeing for me and I am curious to see where this leads me when I know I am creating for the mere expression of my soul’s desires.
And knowing that the journey of creating art is more important in what I do with it.
What I do understand even more deeply is that I am here to help others unlock this piece inside themselves.
2020 is upon us and I am super excited to have a more perfect vision of why I am here.
If you want to delve deeper into your creative outlet then I invite you to come along for the ride.
I would like to invite you on a very simple journey to meet me in the dot. Slowly though.
Oh wait. What’s the dot you ask?
The dot is your place to get centered and make your first mark. It’s your commitment on paper to mark where you start your art. Or shift your art. Continue reading
1. Creativity Expands as We Deepen our Art.
We use creativity in every area of life whether we realize it or not. We harness our creativity to find solutions to everyday problems that arise in our personal and business life. When we create art in some way, even when coloring (because that is creative too), we are opening up pathways in our brains that allow us to have access to our creativity. Continue reading
Today I picked my mom at her memory care and took her out for a bit. It is never easy going there and I’m always praying she will be happy to see me. I was aware of feeling some grief right below the surface but it was stuck.
On the way home after taking my mom back I forced myself to feel those feelings. I suppose I pushed them to the surface so I could feel and release them. It was only for a couple of minutes yet I felt so much better. Writing, making art, exercising, resting and meditating all help in their own way. Continue reading
A recent drawing
My iLoVeU design
With a new flair of detail.
I love using black marker
Because it’s final
And allows for transformation Of mistakes into new detail.
And shifts our perception
That perfection lives within
Constructs of imperfection.
What is perfect about you, your life and experiences that you previously thought to be imperfect?
This iLoVeU was painted in May 2016 right before I started liquidating my mother’s house. It was nice to have a small amount of creativity playtime…still a bit more work to complete..
Day 8 – Only LOVE 💖
This is a chalk drawing I created a while before moving out of my house. For some reason creating with chalk felt like cheating for me. I definitely did not feel like an artist and using chalk was giving the young, forgotten artist a playground. I suppose I did not see chalk as a medium that real artists would use. Anyway. I know I’m an artist and this is real art.