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...

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‘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 company where he worked. He...

April 7, 2016

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 in my studio as the...

January 1, 2016

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 in yet. As I let...

December 29, 2015

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

    “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 I’ve seen in...

November 6, 2015

I’ve been on a little blogging hiatus here at Art Therapy Spot, but I’m diving back into it now! My husband jokes that I use the word ‘whirlwind’ to describe this past year at least three times a day. So what has been swirling around in this supposed whirlwind? A move from NYC to Massachusetts, the addition of a second child, figuring...

September 23, 2015