Have you had your art today?

“Have you had your art today?” is a new creative storytelling opportunity from Arts for Humanity! In response to the challenges presented by our current health emergency, the organization is offering a new platform to inspire the community to engage with their unique creative process. I’ve contributed three dream stories to the project to help seed…

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The gravity of trauma, images of dissociation

What’s happening in the USA right now is difficult to comprehend. When I tune into the news it’s full of painful realities. In addition to growing physical illness, and violent behavior by governments and criminals, there is also the danger of disassociation. Mental health is important and sometimes we forget what to look for. “You…

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Art therapy, Past Trauma, and Sexual Assault

I, like many people, am extremely triggered by the political focus on sexual assault issues and the #metoo movement. Some of my art speaks to my traumatic experiences. This post includes a collection of my past work that relates to this issue. I encourage you to find a creative outlet to express your feelings too,…

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Painting on Original odyssey cards

In Original Odyssey is a puzzle that when put together creates a map. It’s 20 cards that fit in five columns and four rows. The first time you assemble the map can be a challenge. A good starting project is to construct the map and then add your marks for the north, south, east, and…

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Found objects and sand tray photo shoot

Playing with found objects in sand and glitter using hand made clay and paper bowls this afternoon. I have hand made beads in polymer clay and glass in addition to natural black coral, shell, stone, and wood. I’m also enjoying some small lenses that distort the scale, reminding me vision is dependent on the lens…

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Making paper bowls and healing my fear, anger, and grief

I’m sharing this art process in detail because it is an inexpensive and beginner skill level creative activity that can benefit others AND the end result is cool looking AND a bowl is a useful item in the home – even if you don’t paint it or do anything super artsy. ​​ I’ve been processing…

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Why thwart my quest for dog food?

Time to order pet food Amazon ships Dog Food to the wrong address, my fault First local Pet Store visit Google Map Search: Arff Directions confusingly oriented Turn: North, South, East, West Lost cell service Pet Store already closed, unexpectedly Day 3 seeking dog food Can’t leave easily, road under maintenance Check food, pour last…

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Removing the Mask

Achieving high value things in life involves effort and the tricky task of collaborating harmoniously with others. Collaboration is a skill with rewards that go beyond anything an individual is capable of accomplishing. In this paper, I will introduce you to one talented, harmonious group I am involved with. Our shared vision as artists extends…

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