One of the best parts of the various workshops, courses, and training programs I am drawn to are the unique and talented individuals that I meet. Shannon Fitzgerald, a fellow SoulCollage® facilitator, is one such person. As you can tell by her work featured here today, she is a supremely gifted and versatile artist. She generously ferried me, a total stranger, around Charlotte, NC during our facilitator training--saving me from having to rent a car for the week. In that time, we shared many wonderful conversations about creativity, spirituality and our future plans over evening meals and our short commute to Catherine Anderson's studio.Read More
I met Lynn Weekes Karegeannes last August when we were training as SoulCollage® facilitators with Catherine Anderson. We've stayed in touch since then and developed a friendship that I've come to value greatly. Although we live nearly five hours apart, I've had the opportunity to visit her a couple of times for lunch and tea in her lovely Asheville, NC home where she has also created a beautiful studio space. Lynn is a seeker, encourager, and generous sharer of knowledge, resources, and inspiration. My creative and spiritual life has been enriched by knowing her and I'm pleased to introduce my friend Lynn and her art to you today.Read More
Lately I have been feeling under the weather. At first I thought I could be coming down with the flu, but now believe I'm in the throes of a fibromyalgia flare. Almost as soon as I had written about the generative power of creative practices, I was immediately reminded of my personal point of diminishing returns.Read More
Silver Maple in my yard flashes her rich red blossoms. Soon these waxy green periwinkle leaves will frame delicate blue flowers and the clover will bloom.
Lately I’ve been itching to pick up my big girl camera again, and the beauty of these maple blossoms begged me to take a closer look.Read More
I first came to know Catherine Anderson through her book The Creative Photographer while seeking inspiration and ideas for my photography beyond simply printing, framing or (heaven forbid) letting them collect virtual dust sitting on my hard drive. Later, when I became interested in training as a SoulCollage® facilitator, I was delighted to learn that Catherine was a facilitator trainer. Last August, I traveled to her lovely home studio in Charlotte, North Carolina to train with her.Read More
With today being the fifth Sunday of the month, I thought it would be a good opportunity to take a day off from my regular Sunday morning practice and reflect on my experience of making natural mandalas over the past three months.
The seed was planted last October at a women's' retreat I attended. I was volunteering as the official photographer for the weekend, and also lead a SoulCollage® workshop which was followed by a mandala making workshop.Read More
Although my intention is to set aside time on the weekend for creating art in my little makeshift studio, I've also been spending most every weekday evening in the space making mandalas for the Creating Brave Mindful Mandalas e-course.
After wasting a good about of money on e-courses in the past, I was a little unsure whether I wanted to sign up for yet another one. My schedule is already packed with a full-time job, and the requirements of the Haden Institute Dream Leader Training program. But, the price was reasonable and they had me at mandalas. I decided to give it a try, and I'm glad I did. This e-course is extremely well done, and reasonably priced. It is engaging, rich in content, but not overwhelming.Read More