Maybe you find yourself staring at a blank piece of paper or a blank wall or a blank canvas and all you feel is scared! but you want to feel excited and playful and creative. Maybe you go to craft fares and as you walk through the booths, you feel your heart strings pulling because you used to make art and now you don't. maybe you burst into tears when your grandmother suggests that you should give the drawing table you inherited from your grandfather to your little cousin mickey, because he's going to art school, and you realize you haven't really been doing anything with it. (or maybe that's just me).
that's how i felt for many years. i've been through it and i got through it. one of the best pieces of advice i was ever given about getting out of artistic block was from my friend emma, who told me, "just do one drawing every day, even if its just a line." from this meager re-beginning came everything i am doing now. thanks emma! i filled that sketchbook and then many others and then quit my full time job and went off to Penland School of Crafts for an 8 week concentration in encaustic painting. After that, I went back to "normal" school to get a post-baccalaureate from the Burren College of Art. I've also worked in wilderness therapy at SUWS of the Carolinas and have been a coach at CooperRiis Healing Community for almost 5 years. But I think that the most powerful tool that I have for helping others is my own healing journey. I would love to share with you what I've learned and help you along yours. Wha'd ya say? lets play together!!!!!