Creativity & Pain

A friend from back East recently asked whether I’d ever explored the linkage between pain and creativity. She reflected on the profuse creativity of Frida Kahlo who suffered tremendous physical pain and Van Gogh who painted beautifully in the midst of deep emotional turmoil. Yet she observed there are those whose creativity grinds . . . → Read More: Creativity & Pain

Meaning & Metaphor

Meaning is an important value for me. Often it is the most important aspect of my creative process and frequently revolves around the question ” what have I learned about myself in the process of creating this particular work of art?”

Mining metaphor as a part of the . . . → Read More: Meaning & Metaphor

These Shoes Are Made for Talking

My art partner and I recently finished a series of art workshops at the Lighthouse, a residential substance abuse recovery program for women located in Oxnard. Bringing an array of shoes to one of the last sessions, we invited the women to select one particular shoe, then write a story from the shoe’s . . . → Read More: These Shoes Are Made for Talking

Woman on the Way…

Woman on the Way

After slightly more than two months of building a website, a dream for several years, I’m finally ready to say this creative, enjoyable, frustrating, and fulfilling project is finished enough to share with the world. Like life, it will always be a work in progress. And like the . . . → Read More: Woman on the Way…