PAINT YOUR HEARTWhen my daughter, Amy, died from cancer, my world shriveled up. Painting helped heal my pain and bring color back into my life.In PAINT YOUR RESILIENT HEART class YOU will connect with YOUR heart. We will pause and ask our heart what it needs right now. It's time to give your brain a rest and let your heart lead. This type of painting is called intentional creativity where we bring our mind, heart, soul and body into the process of creating a painting with a specific inquiry in mind. It's a fun, joyful, spontaneous way to clear, renew, and refresh using your magic wand paintbrush. No painting experience necessary. Take this special time to sooth and heal your heart. BUILD YOUR RESILIENCE MUSCLES NOW I have been painting in the method called intentional creativity (painting with a prayer for healing) for 6 years, ever since the death of my daughter, Amy. Painting helped comfort me and I felt a connection with the Divine. I live in Northern Michigan with my husband, a dog, cat and 4 horses. I find so much peace in nature and love my woodsy surroundings. We've also lived in Ann Arbor, Northern California and Fiji, My current work is in the impressionist symbolic style. I teach intentional creativity classes locally and on-line ZOOM.
I am a CERTIFIED COSMIC SMASHBOOK TEACHER AND GUIDE. I've been painting for years and have studied with various artists. I graduated from Siena Heights University with a BA in Humanities. During my studies at Siena Heights, I had many art classes, including art therapy. I am not a certified art therapist but can surely pass along my personal experience with the benefits of artmaking in my healing journey. I believe the spontaneous creation of art offers a way to HEAL AND LEARN MORE ABOUT YOURSELF. Art making is a restorative and assertive act that produces new insights and renews your ability to experience JOY.