A feeling picture as creative practice / art therapy

My assignment this week in my class, The Healing Power of Creativity, taught by Priscilla Taylor, L.M.F.T., Ph.D. at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in their Creative Life MA program. In your creative arts journal do the exercise from Natalie Rogers’ The Creative Connection: Take some time this week (10-20 minutes each day if possible) to doodle or…

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Playing with New Mobile creative apps from #adobecc

Recently I started to play with three new mobile apps from Abode. Adobe Brush CC allows you to takes photos and create custom brushes. Adobe Shape CC turns photos into vectors. Adobe Photoshop Mix is basically two layers with masking and some effects like transparency and saturation. In the Adobe Shape App you basically have two controls. One is the level…

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Professional Practices for Artists

Originally posted on Working Artists Ventura Artist Council:
This event is provided to you by the Working Artists Ventura Artist Council http://wavartistcouncil.com.  Everyone is welcome. The topics covered are geared to benefit creatives of all types: musicians, poets, designers, painters, sculptors, etc. Please RSVP to pete@hypermodern.net so we know how much waffles and fruit to provide 😀…

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Unpaid, Unrecognized, Undervalued: Women’s and Girls’ Care Work

Originally posted on Girls' Globe:
Nafula, a young twenty-five year old from Chavakali, Kenya begins her day at 4a.m. Before the sun rises, she walks more than 2 kilometres to the borehole where 20 other women are already in the queue. It takes one hour for her to collect water for the day. With a 5 month…

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The Expressive Power of Archetypes

I have just started a new class at Pacifica Graduate Institute, The Expressive Power of Archetypes, with Jim Kline, Ph.D. From the course description: This course begins with an overview of archetypal theory, and then turns toward an examination of art and cultural artifacts which express archetypal themes. Particular emphasis is placed on the archetypes of the Artist…

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Family Archetypes, Finding a familiar image in the myth of Demeter and #Persephone

I’m starting my second quarter at Pacifica Graduate Institute. In my first week of, Healing Power of Creativity, we are looking at myth and sand-play. The course is taught by Priscilla Taylor, L.M.F.T., Ph.D. and covers, “Sand-tray therapy, dance therapy, psychotherapy, art therapy, music therapy, and narrative therapy are recently established therapeutic modalities in psychology…

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Social Media tips for Artists

[H]uman technology imitates natural technology on the general level of directivity and purposiveness. – Aristotle on Technology What is social media and how can it help artists market and sell their art? This is the topic that will I will be discussing this week at 2 events so I decided to collect my own resources…

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Google translate on woordpress.com

This month I added a translation page to my wordpress.com website. I noticed that my visitors are from all over the globe. Some of the countries listed are places I’ve never even heard of before. The top 4 counties are english speaking – USA, Canada, England and Australia. I’m hoping that by adding in the…

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“Talking to Inanna” Faces of The Goddess in Art

My short film, titled Finding Inanna: the Goddess Emerging in Art, is an autobiographical journey in images spanning 16 years of personal artwork. Talking to Inanna has allowed me to embody and strengthen the psychological reality of the Goddess within my own mind. By using film as a new vehicle, she is able to continue…

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