created on the sunshine coast Archives - Marlene Lowden

Unity in Diversity Artist Statement via video!

  This is my artist’s statement about my new series of oil paintings called the Unity in Diversity series.  Less than a minute and perhaps, my more serious philosophical side.     If you’d rather read than watch – here’s a slightly longer version: Unity in Diversity It comes from the shadow and the light.……

I’m thankful for me (my inside me that is)!

I know that sounds kind of pompous so I’ll explain. Up until a few years ago my most predominant self-talk was judgmental and pretty cruel.  I could hold space for everyone else.  I could find love and compassion for everyone else’s imperfections but not my own. The voice inside my head that spoke to me……

I get high will a little help from my …. social media friends.

The Beatles came to mind because I’m feeling very high on happy right now. Why?  I’ve participated in a number of social media “challenges” over the past few months.  I’ve created art daily on Instagram, posted artwork on Facebook, practiced yoga every day and right now, I’m involved in a self-care “event” on Instagram. Being accountable to others,……

10 surprisingly easy ways to enjoy a stress-free holidays.

Be playful and exercise your creativity!  Why?  Read on to learn how creative play can banish stress and make your holidays a whole lot happier! Write a love letter – to your grandmother, your partner, your child – send it old school (in the mail) as a holiday card or even in an email with……