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?
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