Stewart Cubley

The Courage to Create

The Painting Experience Blog | The Courage to Create

Process painting gifts us with many insights and understandings that become landmarks in our own personal journey. It's not a narcissistic activity, as some might think, because by working on ourselves, we are working on […]

You Can’t Manage the Mystery

The good news is that nothing works. There is simply no way to manage the mystery. (The Painting Experience Blog)

The good news is that nothing works. There is simply no way to manage the mystery. The beginning of a painting workshop holds a special poignancy. People of many ages, backgrounds and degrees of experience […]

How Will We Greet This World?

Talk From Process Painting & Zen Meditation Workshop | The Painting Experience Blog

Earlier this month, the facilitators and affiliates of The Painting Experience came together for a week at Still Meadow Retreat Center outside of Portland, Oregon for our annual gathering. This is a time for us  to […]

The Illusion of Control

The Painting Experience Blog: The Illusion of Control

There’s a pointing mechanism in the painting process: When we attempt to control, aliveness and vitality diminish, and this reads back to us through our experience—tiredness, boredom, conflict, and judgment. The illusion of control projects […]

Facilitating Process Arts: A Guiding Principle

Facilitating Process Arts: A Guiding Principle, by Stewart Cubley

The moment you get into the quest for the Self and begin to go deeper, the real Self is waiting there to receive you, and then whatever is to be done is done by something […]

Be Fierce: The Way Out Is In!

The Way Out Is In: Setting Up a Painting Studio

When “what is” is what is, “what is” is no longer what is. ~ J. Krishnamurti I was once teaching a workshop at a retreat center when I arrived to find the room far from […]

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