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Poetry, Trauma, White Body Supremacy 

Poetry, Trauma, White Body Supremacy 

“Our country is like a really old house. I love old houses. I’ve always lived in old houses. But old houses need a lot of work. And the work is never done…Whatever you’re ignoring will be there to be reckoned with until you reckon with it. And I think that...
Taking Risks in Art Making

Taking Risks in Art Making

Taking Risks in Art Making Without Losing Yourself “Yes, I felt very small. The typewriter seemed larger than a piano, I was less than a molecule. What could I do? I drank more.” –  Albert Sánchez Piñol, Pandora in the Congo  Creating from an honest...
Making a 15 Minute Life/Art Collage

Making a 15 Minute Life/Art Collage

Happy 2020! There is something remarkable about a new decade. I’m feeling the shift more than I expected. The transition to 2020 is potent and I am enthusiastic about the year(s) ahead.  Art is the anchor for me in the ups and downs and having a creative...
Passion Projects: Making Art

Passion Projects: Making Art

I am committed to the creative process. This involves making art, helping others make art and seeing projects to fruition. I feel most alive when I’m in the art space and helping people have meaningful creative experiences. Some art pieces or projects come to...
5 Reasons For A Creative Day

5 Reasons For A Creative Day

“What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.” John Updike I often wake up in the middle of the night with inspirations in various forms. If I’m writing something, ideas might flow in. When I have spent a day editing film, moving images...
On Being an ‘Art Therapist’

On Being an ‘Art Therapist’

I am an art therapist – to be specific my titles are ‘expressive arts therapist’ and ‘somatic movement therapist’. My work is out of the box, and when I tell people what I do it usually requires a fair amount of explanation. In many ways, this is really amazing...