I know many of you are counting the days until Halloween. Some of you are dreaming about cozy fires and anything that has pumpkin in it. I hear you; fall and winter are my favorite seasons of the year.
It's a paradoxical time---a slowing down and speeding up. Slowing down from the family vacations and all the hot weather, BBQs and get-togethers. The colder weather always brings out a need in me to go within and get re-aligned and balanced. At the same time, life seems to speed up in the fall with new school routines and the start of the holiday rush and craziness.
Did you just get triggered by the mention of the holiday season? Deep breath. It's still summer. It's still 125 degrees outside and the rainy season hasn't started yet.
Feeling better? Perhaps a few more deep breaths....
You know, no matter what the season, it's always the right time for self-care. Self-care isn't just about taking care of how you eat or exercise or whether you floss. Self-care involves letting your soul breathe freely. Allowing time to express yourself through your very own unique artistry and creativity. The latest studies are now saying that expressing yourself through an art form has the same health benefits as meditation. Vivid Expressions offers BOTH!
I'm excited to be offering three Creativity Boot Camps this fall. Exact dates and times have yet to be determined, so I would like to have people sign up or contact me so I can see the interest level.
The Artist's Way For Everyday
Beginning the week of September 17th I will be facilitating The Artist's Way for Everyday...a 13-week expressive arts extravaganza based on Julia Cameron's transformational Artist's Way books. If interested, please click on the link below or the picture to sign up to keep updated on information for this life-changing course.
The Creator Within
For eight weeks beginning the week of October 15th, I will be facilitating The Creator Within, a course for those who wish to delve deeply into and explore the spiritual aspect of their creativity. We will be using a variety of art forms and meditations in this class. Please click below for more information and to sign up.
The first week of October will begin a 4-week course for those who are simply interested in exercising their creative muscles in various art forms. Each week will involve a different project, from collage to mask-making. No previous experience is necessary; the expressive arts is about the journey, the process rather than the finished product. Click below for more information and to sign up.
Creative Dreams Workshop
Sunday, September 24, 2017 1pm-3pm
These workshops attempt to explore everything there is to know about dreams and dreamtime. We share our dreams and interpretations and tools to help recall dreams. Guided journeys and meditations as well as art projects help clarify what our subconscious minds are telling us. Please click below for more information and to register