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Art from the Heart

November 19, 2020

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” – Marc Chagall Each day for the past week I have been pulled towards my studio to create. Over the past few months my art practice has been sporadic but present nonetheless. As the weeks and months stretch on during this pandemic, art is my...

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“Flow down and down in always widening rings of being.” (Rumi) It’s hard to believe that I began this blog in 2008 – shortly before I began my journey as an art therapist. This blog began as a labor of love and continues in the same spirit. Art Therapy Spot is a place to share my passion for art, creativity,...

February 7, 2020

A couple weeks ago I was chosen to be Artist of the Week by Urban Outfitters Europe. Below is my interview with Urban Outfitters where I talk about the role of art in my life and my evolving creative process. You can also read the interview on their site! UO: What inspires you to create artwork? As a child I...

February 21, 2017

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, imbuing them with new energy...

November 21, 2016

“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 make up daily life. Painting,...

June 19, 2016

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 brand new to the “fan...

April 13, 2016

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 wood burning a while back:...

November 15, 2015