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Creativity Thoughts on Painting Workshops

How I have learned to critique my work instead of criticize it.

The advice I hear and give out often is to treat the work as if your best friend made it. This works well to tone down the nasty voices that are basically telling you that what you just made sucks. Imagining your friend waiting to hear what you think, helps you look for the positive…

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Abstract paintings Available Work Creative Play Events Thoughts on Painting Workshops

Painting with an audience is like stepping up to the plate – all eyes are on your every move!

Painting with an audience is like stepping up to the plate – all eyes are on your every move! It is exhilarating, challenging AND very vulnerable! I’m so thankful to the staff of the North Vancouver Opus who welcomed me and helped me set up the demos that I hosted in the store. Waiting with…

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Creative Play Events Retreats Thoughts on Painting Workshops

Have you ever experienced a win before you stepped on the field?

That’s how I was feeling before I boarded the plane to Spain last May. I was in Spain when I sent this note out, hosting our first Open Your Art Retreat with Marleen Vermeulen. I learned so much preparing for the adventure and I developed what I know will be life long friendships. To practice…

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Creative Play Workshops Yoga

Do you ever feel like you learn more from those you are teaching?

On Sunday I had the opportunity to host a group of art enthusiasts at The Arts Building for Art & Yoga Workshops. We practiced some yoga, dabbled in some drawing exercises and pushed ourselves out of our comfort zones while exploring colour and paint. I’m amazed at the courage these people displayed and their willingness…