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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, […]

Why We Don’t Interpret Process Paintings

Explore what happens when you don't interpret your painting

The most interesting thing to paint is what you don’t know about yourself. The true meaning of the painting is beyond any story you can expect or imagine. We are all well trained in interpretation. […]

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