Tag Archives: art

You Deserve to be on the Radar

When I was learning to paint and choosing my signature, my teacher suggested avoiding a name that reflected being a female.  That was thirty years ago.  I was young and just shrugged it off as a game that needed to be played.  Now I see the undermining message  – that I am seen as less of an artist because…

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Going Through, Not Around

Sometimes it’s tempting to hurry around events that we’d rather not have to face.  We can’t avoid them so we want to jump over them and move on.  What would happen if instead, we went through the event, experiencing it and feeling through it, and then went forward? This week I had a hysterectomy.  Although it…

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And it was Good!

I am bouncing in my chair happy today!  I am excited and honored to be featured in Christine Valters Paintner’s Abbey of the Arts blog with a Monk in the World guest post. And it was Good Contemplative drawing is one of my favorite practices as a Monk in the World.  The story of contemplative drawing in my life…

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Manifesting the Images

While creating our International Women’s Day event, A Celebration of Women and You!, Eva and I moved outside of linear thinking and to-do lists.  The tool that we chose to use was a SoulCollage® exploration of the question, “What do we include in our event?” (SoulCollage® cards are created to represent parts of yourself, beings…

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In Community with Art

Last weekend I was in Grand Junction, Colorado.  This was my first visit and I was struck by how much the city embraces and supports arts.  Sculptures of all kinds can be found along Main Street.  Some sculpture pedestals had posters with poetry written by grade school children.  Did I say amazing poetry?  It was! …

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