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Following the Thread

Following the Thread | The Painting Experience Blog

The Way It Is There is a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Painting Experience Weekend

Second painting by Sue Dolamore at a Painting Experience weekend

We're excited to offer the following guest post by painter Sue Dolamore, who attended our Painting Experience workshop in Asheville, North Carolina this summer. These reflections first appeared on the blog at her website, The Art of Sue […]

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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