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Comparison - The Habit Stealing Your Joy

Comparison – The Habit Stealing Your Joy

Comparison - The Habit Stealing Your Joy Today I want to touch on the terrible habit that may be undermining your efforts and denying you of the success you deserve: It’s a habit that roots its ill effects long before we recognize it.  A habit that destroys dreams before they are ...

Maskparade – Akwaaba Gallery

Akwaaba Gallery - Maskparade Opening Saturday March 13th, 2021 5:30pm EST (running until May 2nd) 509 South Orange Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07103, USA Tele: (917) 260 -9122 Email Akwaaba Gallery Within Me 'Within Me', my latest piece,  premiers at Akwaaba Gallery in their latest exhibition MASKPARADE! Completed in charcoal and pastel, the piece depicts the half ...

Red Rock Pastel Society – Live Chat

A Chat About A Shared Passion I recently chatted live with Dasha Jamison of the Red Rock Pastel Society of Nevada. Our nerves at the start of the live chat quickly faded once our hearts connected over a shared passion for the pastel medium and the joy of creating. During our call, ...
The Proven Mental Health Benefits of Creating Art

The Proven Mental Health Benefits of Creating Art

Last week, we talked about The Proven Mental Health Benefits of Owning Art. This week I’d like to highlight The Proven Mental Health Benefits of CREATING Art. Art, undeniably, is a powerful therapeutic practice. Thus, it is not surprising to see that throughout history, art has served a form visual expression ...
The Proven Mental Health Benefits of Owning Art

The Proven Mental Health Benefits of Owning Art

Fine art is a beautiful way in which to transform a room. In addition, art is an amazing investment which grows in value for generations to come. But did you know about the amazing mental health benefits of owning art? Studies show that engaging with visual arts reduces stress levels, ...

Are You A Shadow Artist?

There’s a passage within ‘The Artist’s Way’, written by Julia Cameron in which the author discusses a challenge that many artists face. That is the challenge of being a ‘Shadow Artist’. ‘Shadow Artist’ is a term used to describe creatives who deny themselves of their own creativity. Simply put, they are ...

Agave Pastel Painting

One of things I love most in life is a good cup of hot tea in a quiet moment, especially early mornings. I love the stillness before sunrise. Before the busyness of the day sets in... quiet moments that give you time to simply think, smile and reflect. That type ...

Yes – Colour Heals!

It's true, colour heals! Did you ever have one of those cheap mood rings when you were younger? For those of you that didn’t or don’t remember, mood rings supposedly changed color based on your mood. In reality, they changed color based on small changes in your body temperature. The fashion ...
Top 6 Creativity Coaching Myths

Top 6 Creativity Coaching Myths

Today, Let's Chat About The Top 6 Creativity Coaching Myths! I never knew how much a creativity coach could make a difference in my life, and my work, until I had one. I went from never having time to create to developing a body of work. I went from confused and ...

Wildflower

Beauty & Freedom Do you remember as a child, girls would add a wildflower to their hair and magically transform themselves into princesses. Perhaps you were one! Perhaps an instant smile appeared across your face, as soon as you tucked one of nature's magical creations behind your ear. And perhaps you ...