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 |2018-08-30T14:40:11-07:00August 30th, 2018|Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|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 |2018-02-14T13:32:46-07:00January 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 |2017-12-19T18:24:38-07:00December 14th, 2017|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

Six Steps to Liberation

Liberation - what does it even mean? Freedom from personal responsibilities? Freedom from time? Freedom from pain, emotional or physical? Freedom from negative situations? Burning your bra? “Hidden Message” Work in Progress Elizabeth Bryan-Jacobs Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches I think becoming liberated means all the above and then just [...]

By |2017-09-11T17:25:02-07:00September 9th, 2017|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

How to Continually Feel Appreciated

Featured Art Secret II: Letting Go Mixed media with oil and watercolor on paper, 17.5 x 11 inches This topic is a wonderful continuation of last month’s post, “Breaking Through Personal Barriers,” as feeling unappreciated can reap amazing breakthroughs. I especially appreciate my own feelings of being unappreciated, as they feed [...]

By |2017-08-03T17:36:04-07:00August 2nd, 2017|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments