Creating more than just "art"

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Anyone who has attended one of my classes, workshops or retreats knows that I do more than just teach people how to draw and paint. There’s more to this whole creativity thing that we do…every week…month after month…..year after year. And I have been feeling this call to do more, say more, be more seen and heard….

What do I “really” mean when I say things like, “breathe” and “ how does that make you feel?”

and Why don’t I just teach art?....

(Just the facts ma’am)......

Because that’s not who I am !  

I have experienced years of push back and challenges because I choose not to "define" what I do in the "art world, in the classroom and in the studio"

...This has left people to define it for me and I think it's time for me to shed some light on this.

I am an expressive intuitive visual artist...... I have the skill and talent to create "pretty" pictures like landscapes and wildlife and things that I truly love. BUT....

When I am happiest and most authentic in my creative process?......I really and truly feel at home when I  just let all that go....When I JUST PAINT!

....I feel free, connected and empowered.....

This is what I teach! This comes so naturally to me that I struggle offering "standard art classes" and basic "how-tos" and the "all too popular, paint parties".

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Now...as our world seems to be searching for ways to connect, communicate and explore new ways to relate to our communities and our everyday lives....I feel stronger than ever that we HAVE TO LET GO!.

How can I bring myself to the world in the most autherntic way possible?

Through ART  Through Teaching

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  • I am the person who bring light into the places we don’t want to look into.

  • I am the person who guides with grace as people navigate their way back into “being”

  • I am the person who creates with complete abandon

  • I am the person who tweaks those who think creativity is only for the “naturally skilled people”

  • I am the person who quietly reminds us all that we are ALL creative

  • I am here to speak and be heard, “unused creative potential is NOT benign”