• Creative Growth

    This Sense-Sational Life {Nature}

    This Sense-sational Life is a blogging series that explores the senses as a way of cultivating a more mindful, connected life.  This post features guest blogger Amy Putkonen, the heart and soul behind Tao Te Ching Daily.  I am thrilled to know Amy.  She and I are working on the upcoming Soulfully Connected Telesummit that goes live at the end of September! .-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-. A Sense of Nature with Amy Putkonen In our modern urban lifestyles, there is something missing. Although we have all of the modern conveniences, we are missing a deep understanding of the natural world. We mostly live indoors. We often don’t know where our food comes from. We forget…

  • Creative Growth

    Girl About Town

    This month I have been all over the place… quite literally!  My art work is showing in four different venues in my hometown, and I couldn’t be more over the moon!  I can’t help but think back to the days when I first began showing my art.  Having one piece in a show was a big struggle for my self-esteem.  I was an artist, tight in the bud. Fresh out of college, I discovered a local artist co-op, KSpace.  I had taken a few art classes, was doing The Artist’s Way, and decided to follow the impulse of my Creative Spirit.  I took some photos of the little bit of…

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  • Art Journal,  Spiritual Art

    Angels & Faeries Week: Creative Spirit Doll

    Welcome to Angels and Faeries Week!  I am celebrating the countdown to the grand opening of Angels In My Studio 2013 by sharing some of my favorite winged, spirited, and energetic artwork. Angels In My Studio 2013 is a 5 month online class that goes to that space where art and mystery, creativity and imagination meet.  As part of the art course, each week you will be invited to explore angelic imagery through art and guided meditations. Featuring A Creative Spirit Doll This mixed media piece combines some of my very favorite art process and materials.  First of all it is an art doll.  I don’t know when I fell so deeply…

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  • Spiritual Art,  spirituality

    Angels & Faeries Week: Power Animals

    Welcome to Angels and Faeries Week!  I am celebrating the countdown to the grand opening of Angels In My Studio 2013 by sharing some of my favorite winged, spirited, and energetic artwork. Angels In My Studio 2013 is a 5 month online class that goes to that space where art and mystery, creativity and imagination meet.  As part of the art course, each week you will be invited to explore angelic imagery through art and guided meditations. Featuring Power Animal Art When I was a toddler, my parents gave me a stuffed animal, a small red fox. I didn’t play with baby dolls then, I just wanted my fox. What was it…

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  • Healing Art,  Spiritual Art

    Angels & Faeries Week: Faerie Friends

    Welcome to Angels and Faeries Week!  I am celebrating the countdown to the grand opening of Angels In My Studio 2013 by sharing some of my favorite winged, spirited, and energetic artwork. Angels In My Studio 2013 is a 5 month online class that goes to that space where art and mystery, creativity and imagination meet.  As part of the art course, each week you will be invited to explore angelic imagery through art and guided meditations. Featuring My Faerie Friends   Faeries, everywhere faeries!    I have to admit, I am a sucker for the faerie folk!  I love the lore, the mystique, and the variety of ways they manifest within…

  • Spiritual Art,  spirituality

    Angels & Faeries Week: Tea Cup Angel

    Welcome to Angels and Faeries Week!  I am celebrating the countdown to the grand opening of Angels In My Studio 2013 by sharing some of my favorite winged, spirited, and energetic artwork. Angels In My Studio 2013 is a 5 month online class that goes to that space where art and mystery, creativity and imagination meet.  As part of the art course, each week you will be invited to explore angelic imagery through art and guided meditations. Featuring My Tea Cup Angel This little angel lives in my studio.  She was done as part of an art challenge hosted by my dear friend and Flying Lessons classmate Kathleen Conrad of A New…

  • Spiritual Art,  spirituality

    Angels & Faeries Week: Spirit Doll

    Welcome to Angels and Faeries Week!  I am celebrating the countdown to the grand opening of Angels In My Studio 2013 by sharing some of my favorite winged, spirited, and energetic artwork. Angels In My Studio 2013 is a 5 month online class that goes to that space where art and mystery, creativity and imagination meet.  As part of the art course, each week you will be invited to explore angelic imagery through art and guided meditations. Featuring My Spirit Dolls One of my favorite ways to find inspiration is within my own art.  Often I will do a doodle, sketch, drawing, or painting and some element will jump out at me.…

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  • Art Journal,  Faces of Creativity Tribe,  Spiritual Art

    My Dirty, Filthy Artsy Life

    I have been getting my hands dirty with paint and marker, glue and glitter almost everyday.  It makes me feel alive! The drawing above was done during an early morning drawing session with a few little girls I was hanging out with before Art Camp.  They started talking about fairies and asked me to draw one.  This is my little Spirit Sprite.  She was the delight of the little artists and inspired a whole day’s worth of winged one art sketches by them. This Summer has been filled with Art and Drama Camps, each day offering a chance to dig into my creativity with play and spontaneity.   All that…

  • Art Journal,  Creativity,  spirituality

    Where Art Meets Mystery

    My journal has become my closest companion this last month.  It all began as I started attending a weekly meditation group and found rich stories pouring out of my inner worlds.  Often the stories were of my own healing or the impressions I felt from those I was close to.  Then, I began working with family members who were ill and a friend who was dying and the images I saw when I closed my eyes and got quiet invited themselves onto the pages of my journal. I didn’t set out to draw my inner landscapes and the muses that populated them, but as my hand moved across the page…

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  • Transforming Difficulty

    Secrets to Shifting Out of Difficulty and Into Delight

    When we start talking about seeing life’s difficulties with a positive spin, I know from personal experience there can be a part of the self that wants to throw a hand up in the air and turn its back on the whole conversation.  Girl friend, these troubles are mine!  I came to them the hard way…with bumps, bruises, and plenty of tears.  And you just want me to push them aside? Sister, puh-leez! It may sound like I am exaggerating, but I have heard it from friends and clients too.  Something in us needs to hold onto the dramas and traumas of life, and when someone suggests we move away…