Category: Arts

Writing, Connecting, Self Discovery

Writing, Connecting, Self Discovery

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Who am I? Who do I want to be? What do I truly need to be myself? When I begin to feel this disconnected, I know it is time to sit down and write; time to purge, release, and reconnect to self […]

Continue Reading

Summer Craft Time: Paper Plate Maracas!

Summer Craft Time: Paper Plate Maracas!

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Summer is filled with so many things for families and children – summer camp, beaches, swimming pools, vacations – but the hot, lazy days can also fine parents or caregivers at a loss to stimulate young minds during their down time when sending them to school is not an option. Here’s where craft time can […]

Continue Reading

Follow Music’s Call to Joy!

Follow Music’s Call to Joy!

| April 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bruce walks onstage and the crowd goes insane. Me, I’m one person back from the front of the stage and screaming so hard I think I might pass out just a little. The walls are vibrating and the sound bounces …

Continue Reading

The Intimacy of Brothers

The Intimacy of Brothers

| November 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I leaned back against the kitchen counter slowly sipping my tea. Dinner devoured, dishes washed, and dimmed lights all signaled the end of another weekday. My attention was drawn to the two boys […]

Continue Reading

Inner Peace Through Art

Inner Peace Through Art

| September 1, 2014 | 15 Comments

Twelve years ago I was living with a somewhat undiagnosable physical illness that had me weighing in at 89 lbs, suffering from severe and crippling malnutrition, with those around me divided on if I would […]

Continue Reading

How Art Led Me to the Road of Self

How Art Led Me to the Road of Self

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Looking back, I realised I was always too harsh to myself. Self-criticism was like second nature to me back then, and I am especially hard when I fail at something I have set out to do. For as long as I […]

Continue Reading

Your Family is a Work of Art

Your Family is a Work of Art

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The other day I was sitting in a dark closet (as I do when playing hide-and-seek with my kids) when I had a realization. It changed the way I think about myself as a parent, as well as what it means to be creative. In my life before parenthood, I associated the term “creativity” with the arts. Painting […]

Continue Reading

The Inner Retreat and Creativity

The Inner Retreat and Creativity

| June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Art is all around us. We are inundated with art even if we do not realize it. The arts affect the way we perceive the world around us, be it advertising, graffiti, design or print. Any great work […]

Continue Reading

Happy Solutions

Happy Solutions

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I work at a music school. While my primary position is that of an early childhood specialist, I also run a slew of other music classes as well as private lessons for all ages. I’d like to preface this article by saying I love my job. I truly love my job. It is a dream […]

Continue Reading

Self-acceptance in the Creative Process

Self-acceptance in the Creative Process

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our lives are, and have always been, bombarded with self-help words and sayings. “Be yourself”, “shoot for the stars”, “confidence”, “self respect”, “positive thinking.” There’s lots of word retention, little conceptual discussion. When it comes to creative career […]

Continue Reading

A Memory from Grandpa Sam

A Memory from Grandpa Sam

| November 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our granddaughter Andrea has learned the art of belly dancing. Which she does pretty well. One day, we asked her if she would be willing to teach belly dancing to a class of women from our adult community.

Continue Reading

Embrace Your Evolution

Embrace Your Evolution

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

A few years ago, I started a painting about vampire bats. The end product looked like a psychedelic cartoon of pink gremlins in an apocalyptic candyland. I very quickly despised everything about it and rolled it up to be banished under the couch, a gift to the dust, never to be seen again…

Continue Reading