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
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?
After almost ten years of evolving as a community therapeutic rec-based program developer, many positive experiences as a visual artist & crafter, and several years of studying social work and psychology, I am excited to be facilitating a variety of Creative Wellness events at some great venues and with some exciting facilitators. One venue partner … Continue reading Art & Nature~Retreat & Reset
When Michelle was a young art student taking architecture as an undergrad, it was experiencing the beautifully animated ballroom sequence in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast that acted as a guide into her long-time career of animating movies. Fantastic timing and dedication to a goal helped her land her dream job working as a character … Continue reading You Art Not Here
One of the biggest lessons I failed to learn and needed to experience over and over and over again until it stuck was – sign a volunteer agreement or contract! Don’t assume the other parties recognize your expectations and needs even if they are the most altruistic individual or company. This is based on several … Continue reading The Problem with Assuming it’s a Fair Deal
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
I’m always hesitant to take on any type of culture statement art, for obvious reasons.
Here is my very fair but complex personal way of pricing art:
To begin, all you require is a rummage through your junk draw and a search through your craft supplies.
Be Whimsi is introducing a fun and fabulously messy new version of paint class! Come paint along with us and let your fingers and palms create the bulk of your painting. Long gone are the days when your preschool teacher would roll out a new piece of newsprint paper on a plastic classroom easel and … Continue reading Finger Painting is for Adults too!