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As "The Art Journalist", I have found through an on-going art practice creates a cycle of contentment. I help you using my images, words and workshops to create a more complete sense of well-being. This is an overlooked part of the holistic model that you can explore through my work.
Further back in my blog you can read my collection of Creativity Prescriptions which I began to write in 2009.
As an eco-peace advocate, I contribute to the Children's Wish Foundation as a Wish Ambassador as well as a fundraising/upcycling Mom. I started my own eco-foundation called Eco-Lovely which comes from the idea of being eco-friendly but with a well thought out design for taking extra steps in Earth Care. Each person is responisble for caring for the planet. As humans we can use our creativity to care for the Earth in many more ways that incorpoate better design. It brings a mindfully caring element to your life.
I am a published author in a book called Pebbles In The Pond with 44 authors from around the world.
My chapter entitled Creative Power: Putting Passion Into Action can be found within the pages of Pebbles In The Pond, a non-fiction anthology. I was excited to be part of this group of amazing authors. Sparkle Centered Living is my upcoming book project and my philosophy that insists that getting in alignment helps you heal spiritually and to radiate out your own personal gifts. I created this concept based on Character & Company, a motivational educational training I created at university in 1997. I found myself writing the title of my philosophy Sparkle Centered Living in May 2010 late at night in my notebook. I am continously writing and speaking on this philosophy.
Overall, I give voice to our holistic need for creativity, that needs to be fulfilled for our personal wellness to be complete which is why I am also the Founnder of Encourage Ink Magazine, a unique upcoming on-line magazine “where motivation meets style”.
As a Self Care Expert, I give Reviews & Interviews of wellness products and places.As professional trainer, I love showing people how to open up their inner artist through my workshops, writing and speaking.
Here is an example of one of my Polyvore Collages :
THE MIXED MEDIA ARTIST: FLOW PAINTINGS
I have also been a mixed media artist for the past 18 years. As I continued my exploration of how we process thought during my philosophy studies at university, I concluded that the human mind not only "wants to know" but needs ways of feeling complete. How can we get to to this place of completeness? I have found through an on-going art practice, a cycle of contentment can be created. This is an often overlooked part of whole living and well-being. This sense of completion and a regular creative practice lead to paintings like the one below.
People often ask me, how much time does it take you to make a painting, like the one above? The answer is 18 years and more. The photographic eye also develops over time. A flexibility of spirit and an intuitive sense also contribute. Writers would agree that time also brings a palette of words as well. What greatness can be uncovered when to look within on a daily basis and express yourself? Emerging and evolving are a natural part of creative life. I love going back through my art journals that chronicle not only my work, but my own personal growth and spiritual journey. The illustrations, photographs and words remind me of who I always was. It is this sense of satisfaction that comes from creating that I enjoy sharing, teaching and speaking about. Creativity itself is a part of life that is most often neglected on the path to well being. Join me on my self care journey!
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