I created Art After Loss shortly after we tragically lost our baby boy in 2018. It was art that got me through that first year and it’s continued to be a major part of my grief journey. When I turned Art After Loss into a class I wasn’t sure if I would do more thanContinue reading “Art After Loss Magazine”
There’s a certain vulnerability that comes with putting what’s going on within ourselves out for everyone to see. Neuroscience has even confirmed that creative people think and even act differently than an average person. But sometimes our own work enemy is ourselves. As an artist and a writer I know first hand how easy itContinue reading “7 Ways Creatives Self-Sabotage”
Commonplace Books are a journal…for keeping ideas, quotes, notes, and ephemera. They’ve been used since the Middle Ages to collect, organize and store information for later use. I’ve been keeping Commonplace Books for over 30 years and over that course of time my notebooks have taken on many forms, but the thing that remained theContinue reading “New Class: Commonplace Books for Self-Care”
Each artist creates marks and strokes differently. They hold the pencil, or paintbrush, differently than any one else. If you pay attention to the little things that make your artist style unique, you’ll see yourself in your art.
Journaling is a common activity therapists, doctors, family and friends suggest when going through loss or grief, not because it makes the pain go away, but because it releases the pressure that builds beneath the surface. The words you write won’t take away the pain, but they will offer you acknowledgement in a time whenContinue reading “Journaling through grief”
Being creative comes with an enormous amount of uncertainty. We get ideas as we create about adding a new color or exploring a new technique but it’s the fear of messing the piece up that holds us back. What if we gave it a shot and it was the very thing that took our pieceContinue reading “Wade through uncertainty”
The Art After Loss Workshop was created out of my own journey through loss after we lost our baby boy when I was 25 weeks pregnant. Art After Loss is modeled after the steps I took to work through my loss, so you’ll take similar steps, but your journey will be a personal one. EachContinue reading “Art After Loss Workshop”