Thursday, January 10, 2013


 I am so glad you have taken the first steps to understanding how the process of art-making and creative expression can move you towards  feeling whole.  

Painting completed my life. 
- Frida Kahlo

When was the last time you picked up a pastel, or dipped a brush into some vibrant red paint? Have you thought about starting an art journal where you can collage, doodle or make a calming mandala?  Did you think you had to be a trained artist to engage in a creative practice? I'm here to tell you, you don't.  Art - making is not always about the product; it can also be about the process.  I am talking about the here and now experience of putting colors, images and symbols on the page. Being curious about colors, textures, and allowing your internal critic to step aside! My creativity workshops are an opportunity to connect with others as you explore creative techniques such as mixed-media, mandalas, paper collage and more.

To see upcoming Creative Workshops, please click on the Events Tab above.

As an artist and art and psychotherapist, AND a creative mentor, I see my role as helping to inspire women to explore their fun-loving and daring creative side, which we all have!  Engaging in a creative practice can add calm, joy and insight into your life.  What is so amazing about process art, is that it is not about right or wrong or whether you consider yourself artistic, it is about allowing yourself a safe place to play and explore what comes out on the page! It is not judging what you create, but allowing yourself to enjoy the freedom of the process.  I combine my varied background in the arts, psychology, spirituality, and women's studies to my work with women. 

The practice of  creative work becomes a mirror to our internal world helping us gain wisdom, peace, healing and solutions to problems.  Whether it is perfectionism, anxiety, depression, physical pain or other obstacles to feeling whole and more relaxed and accepting of yourself, art allows you space to feel safe and free to explore your authentic self. Many times, answers and wisdom come to us while we are calm and in a relaxed is where the wisdom resides!

A creative practice:

  • Aids in Managing depression, anxiety, and stress
  • Improves motivation and focus
  • Provides time for you
  • Adds joy to your life
Through the process of art-making you build a healthy, loving and trusting relationship with yourself.  I believe the saying goes, the most important marriage you will ever have is with yourself! Why is this important? Because, whether you are in a relationship or find yourself alone, which chances are you will at some point in your life, you have enjoy your own company. That's right. So, I help women like themselves whether alone or partnered. It is essential to your emotional well being. I will write more about that later.

Mask Making July 2016

Mask Making Gang

Lastly, if you are a woman lacking motivation, or living with a chronic illness or wanting to feel happier and more content in your life, I might just be the creative guide and/or therapist you are looking for.  I offer in person, group and workshop sessions. Many challenges can get in the way of getting to an office appointment therefore, traditional in office sessions are not always an option. There is nothing worse than being in emotional pain, wanting support and guidance, but not having the energy or time to make it across town. Having choices is what women need today.   

April 2016 Women and Creativity

Tissue Paper Art
Archetype Flash Cards
Painting Experience Weekend Workshop - "Kali"

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