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: 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: 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

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 some...it just [...]

By | 2017-09-11T17:25:02+00:00 September 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 ElizabethBryanJacobs.com 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+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Featured Art, Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments

Breaking Through Personal Barriers

Canyon Ranch Guest Art, Session I Mixed media on paper, 11 x 14 inches I could easily start this blog post out by offering, “Six Top Tips to Breaking Through Personal Barriers,” but it is a much longer story than that. Over the next few months, I will share steps to the [...]

By | 2017-06-05T13:51:27+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Posts, Spiritual Toolbox|0 Comments