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November 7th, 2012
It is now November. I am half way through my thesis. I feel good. In fact, I feel great. I do more art than ever. I am confident and inspired with life.
I live life everyday. I mean I really pay attention to the moments, as never before. I am so excited about practicing my art therapy. I feel that there are lots of opportunities coming my way.
November 7th, 2012
I have completed 5 sessions with the healthcare professionals at a large urban hospital. It had been a eye opener. I see how the healthcare professionals are without intervention of self care, are at risk for burnout and compassion fatigue. I have witnessed how they are burdened with over-caring and how little the system provides for relief. I suspect that patients will be at risk without help. I believe that my special intervention of E.A.T. (encaustic art therapy) will be a benefit to all the professionals and patients as well. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to conduct this study.
November 7th, 2012
May 1st, 2012
For me, it is a huge risk to put out my wool and wax series. I am not sure how it is percieved. The risk of combining the mediums is one thing. The actual doing it is another. It is so different when touching wool, felting it, forming it. The wax presents a completely different feeling. In some ways it is forgiving but with wax it is a different story. I noticed the wax absorbs into the wool, this is somewhat forgiving, and yet the texture of the soft fuzzy surface is lost. The color, is still preserved , which intrigues me. If too much wax is applied, the wax will be submerged into the wax resin and buried alive. In this way, there must be a balance, a careful application of the two mediums. The benifit is the incredible texture and the wool gives a solid base for building on. One must have a good grounding or foundation for strong growth, or at least a supportive structure. Well, who am I fooling here? There is no right or wrong when creating art. Simply, this is my personal life journey. It is what I have chosen. I see anything I create as a metaphor to other things. The pain of tolerating ultimate acceptance and growth can be a challenge. I hope to get feedback on my wool and wax series as so much of my art making world lives in isolation.
February 25th, 2012
This is one one the most meaningful things I have heard lately."Have we had cake yet?" denotes a simple question from my daughter whom simply wanted to know. This experience of "having cake" seemed profound and meaningful to me as I never acknowledged this before. I internalized this as establishing a special time in our family time.I was grateful that this memory of special time had been established. It may seem like a silly or unimportant question but in retrospect is was huge to me. A sweet time had been valued. This was a gift to me.
December 4th, 2011
I have no problem pointing out my faults. Firstly, I admit to stubbornness.This is a trait I mastered since childhood. I was taught to stand strong for what you believe in. What I learned was that I need to be flexible with others in or to have a balance and peace. Stand strong but be tolerant.
I struggle with admitting the wonderful things about myself. This is just as important as pointing out my faults.
When I feel anxiety, it is a sign to open up and accept whatever it is, so that I can let it go.
Art making helps.
December 3rd, 2011
I believe there is a residue of magic that is preserved forever in the creating with beeswax. As the beeswax is known to preserve for thousand of years, I feel my intension and thoughts in the making will be carried forward well beyond my life cycle. This is my inspiration in producing art with a material as precious as this.
I appreciate the comments so very much as this validates my voice .
November 30th, 2011
REDUCE STRESS-Coming in the New Year 2012 (After January 14) Reserve your space!
If you feel you need stress reduction, I offer small encaustic workshops for adults(2-4). All material is included.
The process is meditative and psychodynamic. Sharing is always an option. I recommend at least 2 hours.
The Group fee is $25.00 for the first hour and $15.00 for the add'l hour. (10% off for you both, if you bring a friend)
If you are interested in a private session, the fee is $50.00 per hour.
Smaller sessions are held in my private studio in Thornhill, Ontario.
For larger groups of 8-10+, I will rent the space in a large open studio setting in a nearby location in an evening or afternoon.(2.5 hours)
(10% discount still applies if you bring a friend or a few!)
Pre- registration with a non refundable deposit of $25.00 @ is required
Fees are payable to Henco Consulting Inc.
Day and Time TBC
November 20th, 2011
My home is like a beehive. The rooms are the honey combs. Each is unique and special.
Everything flows and functions in its own way.
It is harmonious and safe. I am grateful. I especially appreciate the overflowing honey.
Blessings for the day
May 8th, 2010