Our guest Heather has always dipped into creative outlets like writing, drawing, and performing and says these activities increase her contentment and ability to cope day-to-day. As an Emerging Artist, she hosts her first solo exhibit in May 2022. Her show is titled SUSPENDED LOGIC. She is coordinating an event for her presentation that is … Continue reading I’m Still Here
Wait, let me get this straight…Serendipitously noticing a quote tattooed on the arm of our podcast cohost, Carly, who, like Sam, participates in Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Sam was excited to share her love for the quote. ‘No Day But Today’ resonates. It’s from the theatrical play, RENT, and … Continue reading Wait, Let Me Get This Straight
When an individual reaches out to me to find more info about what to do, I tell them that I develop and facilitate rec-based therapeutic art programming for groups and have one-to-one sessions. They most often ask if I’m an art therapist, and I say no, but I’m working towards becoming one someday. For now, … Continue reading So Can You Help Me Heal With Art?
Creative Art-Based Therapeutic interventions (CATs) as well as exposure to and participating in creative arts activities can be a predictor of wellbeing. However there are some pretty clear differences: Traditional Creative Arts Therapies First, Art therapy can offer an alternative approach to communicating with therapists or clients when words are not enough. It enables clients … Continue reading Art Therapy Vs Creative Wellness Activities what’s the big difference?
Showcasing the creations that were made during CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS Pen Pals Project Session #6 ~ From June. 13th to June. 26th 2021. With only 24 to 48 hours as the turnaround goal for each piece, Creatives challenged themselves to create in a quick timeframe using their Match’s piece for inspiration. Creatives participants were matched in a back-and–forth creative … Continue reading Creative Conversations Pen Pals Project #6
Creative Artists are invited to join the Creative Conversations: Path Finder Artist Series~ Affordable workshops throughout the year on the last Sunday of each month at 3pm EST. Meet other Artists who are navigating a pathway to success too. Master Your Networking, Sales, And Creative Inspiration Skills To Launch Your Artistic Career Through Peer-Led Interactive … Continue reading Creative Conversations Launches the ‘Path Finder Artist Workshop Series’
Showcasing the creations that were made during CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS Pen Pals Project Session #4 ~ From Feb. 28th to Mar. 14th 2021. With only 24 to 48 hours as the turnaround goal for each piece, Creatives challenged themselves to create in a quick timeframe using their Matches piece for inspiration. Creatives participants were matched in a back and forth … Continue reading Creative Conversations Pen Pals Project Round 4
I am very excited to share the creations that were made during CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS Pen Pals Project Session #3. Artists exchanged creations in a back and forth creative expression over 2 weeks. Participants were challenged to incorporate the theme of ‘Wayfinding’ and all interpretations of this. With only 24 to 48 hours as the turnaround goal, new concepts … Continue reading Creative Conversations Pen Pals Project
I miss outdoor concerts and day trips to galleries in Toronto. Last December, mostly I miss the murmurs of an audience and the dimming of the lights as players on a stage ready to perform a holiday show. Unfortunately for now ghost lights are all that can be found on darkened stages across the world, … Continue reading Coping & Resiliency – How did the Arts Community See Us Through Panic, Boredom and Social & Personal Awakenings