SEEDS OF NEW BEGINNINGS

SEEDS OF NEW BEGINNINGS

  As the recent new moon energy fades, I’m thinking about the seeds I’ve planted. I’m in the middle of launching a new website and re-organizing my art and healing businesses under one roof. It’s engaging work and there are tons of details to attend to. I could feel overwhelmed and, in the past, I might have. Instead, I feel light-hearted and energized. Everything I need is more or less appearing at just the right moment.Bringing my worlds together is a creative process. As I thought about this, seven key ideas surfaced that feel important; Intention – Pulling together my businesses is about making a life that I love that will take us through the next few decades with ease and grace.  I intend for this life to be a creative one of sharing and continuous expansion. This is my “flight plan” or guiding light – that big hairy audacious dream that is drawing in everything we need. Focus – As long as I stay focused, there seems to be enough space to get things done without crowding out relationships or losing my perspective. Focus fuels the journey set by my intention. My life has always been full – full to the brim which is beautiful, rich and fulfilling in so many ways.  It can also be very distracting. Lots of shiny things to catch my attention so focus is a good thing. Surrender – My best work comes out of allowing for free fall creative brainstorming. I need to let ideas and insights come through unfiltered at first – a kind of letting it all hang out.  This is...
LIFE MIRRORS ART

LIFE MIRRORS ART

Following the energy of discovery, I’ve started making larger and more complex dream catchers. These days I’m calling them intentional Energy Weaves in recognition of their ability to hold and reflect the essence of what is emerging. This may sound a little “out there” but I have repeatedly experienced the power of art to show me the way forward. The process of making art and then living with the resulting creation over time has proven to be unexpectedly revealing. Catching glimpses from the safety my peripheral vision, I become aware of where I’m being called as well as where I’m now feeling confined. In bypassing my treasured, but sometimes overly ambitious, rational mind, I can sometimes leap over troublesome blind spots and end up somewhere brand new – at least new to me. Many people I encounter these days are in the midst of huge shifts in their personal growth. My colleagues, clients, friends and family all seem to be letting go of old paradigms and calling in brand new stories. This demands fresh thinking and often, an expanded world view. Intentional works of art can assist with this process. Stepping into new stories takes guts – it’s not for wimps and neither is making art or life for that matter. The creative process itself demands relentless surrender. I made the three foot diameter Energy Weave shown above for a gallery submission. After some experimenting, I decided to craft four 3’ plaster seed pods from a lone shell I had. I was taken with the sensuous curve of the bowl shape and the mystery around what was once sheltered. Now an empty vessel,...

Giving Back

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Giving and sharing are the foundation of my practice and I'm delighted to be able to support organizations like the Unstoppable Foundation which strives to ensure every child has access to education.  Over the years I have donated works of art in support of several hospitals, survivor groups, environmental and gallery fundraisers like the MacDonald Stewart Art Gallery now known as The Art Gallery of Guelph.