Name

What’s in a name? We worked with that question a bit last week during the therapeutic art workshop at the Lighthouse, a twelve-month, faith-based, residential treatment program for women in substance abuse recovery. This group of women is mostly new to the three of us who facilitate the weekly workshop and thought it . . . → Read More: Name

Anger Sort Of

Sometimes I set up an art activity and everything goes as planned. Other times? Not so much. That happened last Friday at the weekly therapeutic art workshop at the Lighthouse, a twelve-month, faith-based, residential treatment program for women recovering from substance abuse. The group of women currently in the program is largely new . . . → Read More: Anger Sort Of

Gift

A surprise gift appeared in my mailbox last week. The large manila envelop from clear across the country contained the newly publish memoir of friend Martha Jane Petersen. Sweetly inscribed to “a sister on the artistic path,” this soft-bound volume Imaging My Inner Fire – Finding My Path Through Creating Art, is proving . . . → Read More: Gift

Tricky

Teaching an old dog new tricks is tricky. Especially when you combine two of her primary modes of creative expression into one much smaller space. By and large I am loving this relocation, but it’s taking me a little while to not feel like I have one shoe nailed to the floor while . . . → Read More: Tricky