acceptance

Painting in Mid-Air: The Messiness of Letting Go

Painting of a woman's arms holding a baby with wings

"It is not possible to complete yourself without sorrow." ~ Hafiz Last April, I began an enormous and purposeful transition in my life. I left my long career in residential architecture to explore the direct […]

Acceptance, Recovery and Process Painting

Acceptance, Recovery and Process Painting | The Painting Experience Blog

And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, It is because I find some person, place, thing, situation -- Some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, And […]

Three Steps to Greater Creative Self-Compassion

Process painting and self-compassion practice

“Self-compassion entails being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate, rather than ignoring our pain or flagellating ourselves with self-criticism.” ~ Kristin Neff In the first part of this series […]

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 […]

Listening to Your Intuition

Process Painting: Listen to Your Intuition

Intuition is subtle and always available, waiting patiently for you to turn to it. When a spontaneous image arises, we often erect a red light or “wrong way” sign in front it. It is as […]

You Are Not Your Painting!

You are not your painting!

Mistakenly believing that we are what we paint is the origin of all creative blocks. The creative force is like a beam of light: one moment it may focus on a flower or a god, […]

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