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?
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
Kimberley is an influential feminine force. She supports women from all over the world with her writing and wellness business called Retroscripts. https://m.facebook.com/retroscripts/ As a young black girl, Kimberley was the target of a racist school bully who inflicted demeaning verbal and demoralizing physical abuse. Home wasn’t precisely a war-free zone either. With a bully … Continue reading Walking Without Shape-The Inner Mist of My Mind
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 #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