A Welcome Mat for Worries

Featured Art: “NOVA" Mixed media on paper, 20 x 16 inches Rosemary Laurent Let’s face it – most of us worry too much. Worries can be like a stream: they may continually flow, almost without notice, or they can be like waves continually crashing down on the shore. We can try to ignore [...]

By | 2018-09-12T14:47:08+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

The Rewards of Teaching Art to Homeless Seniors

One of the main tenets of Creative Awakenings is the healing benefits of Creativity. This article about artist Zahava Sherez teaching art to homeless seniors is particularly meaningful - this quote by Zahava stood out for me: "Working with seniors and walking with several of them to the crossover gate, literally, as they continued [...]

By | 2018-08-30T14:40:11+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

Featured Art: Schema I: Journey

After starting this painting, I was plagued by issues with my right (dominant) arm, which was a definite challenge. There was no way around it: if I wanted to make art, I had to come up with a different way to get paint onto the canvas. Schema 1: JourneyOil and acrylic on hand-sanded canvas48 [...]

By | 2018-08-06T13:05:12+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|1 Comment

Featured Art: Quickening

This month’s featured art represents transformation on the deepest level. It can also be interpreted as a simple, creative path to self-transformation. QuickeningFound wood, cast bronze, bone, copper wire, paint 34 x 14 x 4.5 inches The materials that describe this month’s art include “bone.” Living in nature provides countless opportunities to watch [...]

By | 2018-06-21T13:56:03+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Featured Art, Posts|0 Comments

Featured Art: Daydream

This month’s featured art was created by an amazing young artist, Yankiel Mompeller. It is a true reflection of the light that comes with Wunjo, the Rune of Joy. I believe that you can create more Joy in your own daily life by embracing the entire journey – regardless of circumstances.   Daydream, Yankiel [...]

By | 2018-05-01T13:43:22+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

Featured Art: Unveiling

This month’s featured art is the interior wound of a cactus – in this case, a wound that helps the cactus survive. Watercolor on Paper 15 x 20 inches Look no further than nature for the best analogy of why wounds are necessary to reach our fullest potential. When a cactus is wounded, [...]

By | 2018-03-13T14:16:32+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

Featured Art: Saguaros

This month’s featured art is a Saguaro cactus from the inside out, a beautiful representation of the Spiritual Warrior. Watercolor on paper 15 x 20 inches Standing tall in the Sonoran Desert with outstretched arms, these ancient cacti communicate a sense of courage, wisdom and strength. When I behold a Saguaro, I no [...]

By | 2018-03-13T13:52:51+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Featured Art, Posts|0 Comments

Featured Art: Journey Runestone

This month’s featured art is a genuine, contemporary Runestone – one that my husband and I created together for a dear friend and collector, Karen C. It tells the story of her “journey” in ancient Runic text: from the beginning of her 39-year marriage to its intensely challenging end, focusing on the amazing and continual [...]

By | 2018-02-14T13:32:46+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

The Beauty of Stepping Back

This month’s featured art depicts the incredible power and beauty that can be found in stepping back.    This brief video represents one tiny piece of a community united in an outpouring of compassion, borne from tragedy. On October 1st, 2017, 58 lives were tragically lost in Las Vegas, during the biggest shooting [...]

By | 2017-12-19T18:24:38+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments