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The Art Of Emotions

  ‘Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.’ (C.G. Jung)   My new job at the psychiatric hospital provides me with many exciting opportunities to collaborate with the other group leaders. We each come from a different background and have a unique way of working with...
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Round-Robin Art Making

 “Creativity is contagious.    Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein I believe that any form of art making in a group is a collaborative experience. Even if each group member works on an individual piece, the shared group energy is contagious in a way that often brings about growth, new ideas, and shared experiences. With that in...
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Vinyl Record Mandalas, Vol. 2

I am excited to share that my second collection of vinyl record mandalas is on display at The Cabot! Here’s my artist’s statement for the show: Old scratched up records end their musical journey as they become dormant and unplayable. My vinyl record mandalas pick up where the stunted life of a discarded record leaves off,...
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When Life Gives You Lemons…Keep Making Art

  “Art is a ripening, an evolution, an uplifting which enables us to emerge from darkness into a blaze of light.” – Jerzy Grotwoski   Over the past nine months I’ve been pouring a lot of time into creating a new collection of vinyl record mandalas. The first collection (Volume 1) sold out online a few...
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She Let Go

  I was introduced to this poem today. It came at exactly the right time, as things tend to do. I’ll let the poem speak for itself. I hope that it resonates with you and your heart as well. She let go. She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She...
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The Messy & The Magical

  “Embrace the glorious mess that you are.” – Elizabeth Gilbert I was recently listening to the Mama Truth Show podcast while cleaning up in the kitchen. I love a good podcast, whether the topic is parenthood, creativity, art, or psychology, or all of the above! The host Amy Ahler interviews different guests, and asks...
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Artful Reminders: Let It Go

If you let go a little you will have a little happiness.  If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness. If you let go completely you will be free. (Ajahn Chah)   My 3 year old son was finishing up his oatmeal this morning when I heard him say, ‘it...
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Summer of Art

“Art is to the community what the dream is to the individual.” – Thomas Mann It’s shaping up to be a summer of art. The past months have been a flurry of activity in my studio in moments carved out between baby naps, adventures out, musings of a toddler, and all of the moments that...
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10,000 Likes: Art Therapy Spot Evolution

This morning I hopped onto my Art Therapy Spot Facebook page. While I was replying to some comments and jumping around the page I realized that Art Therapy Spot had reached over 10,000 followers! Wow. How and when did that happen? I went back to the first post I ever made on the page back in June 10, 2011: I’m...
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Vinyl Record Mandalas

‘Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.’ – Wassily Kandinsky   A few years ago my husband brought home some discarded test press vinyl records from the music...
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Intention Mandalas

Find yourself and express yourself in your own particular way. Express your love openly. Life is nothing but a dream, and if you create your life with love, your dream becomes a masterpiece of art. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz Yesterday was the last day of 2015! I was fortunate to spend a couple of hours...
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Gratitude Mandalas

Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.    ~ Rumi Yesterday I caught myself complaining again as I attacked the mountain of dishes in the sink and tried to clear away the fog from my bleary eyes and brain. Clearly, my morning cup of coffee had not kicked...
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Small Works Show

Just a little art news! Two of my new wood burned mandalas are part of the Annual Small Works Show at Porter Mill Studios in Beverly, MA. All of the art in this show measures 12 inches or smaller. And my mandalas just qualify at exactly 12 inches in diameter. I wrote about my love of...
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Nature As Co-Therapist

“The self expands through acts of self forgetfulness.” ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Sun streaming through red, orange, and yellow leaves against a deep blue sky. A sketchbook stretched out in my lap. My baby taking a nap inside. This was how I spent an hour yesterday during one of the most beautiful New England Fall days...
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