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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 […]

Feeling Free

Feeling Free, by Erica Pang | The Painting Experience Blog

We’re happy to offer the following guest post by Vancouver painter and art therapist Erica Pang, who recently attended a Painting Experience workshop on Granville Island. She first posted these reflections on Instagram at @ericapang.art and we couldn't […]

Letting Creativity Support Your Well-Being

Creative expression possesses uncanny abilities to help us stay focused and well.

As individuals, we who are affiliated with The Painting Experience are among millions of concerned people who actively support basic freedoms and rights—for immigrants, for women, for the environment, for anyone who lacks access to […]

A Glimpse of the Process

The Painting Experience Blog | A Glimpse of the Process (Anne Pechovnik)

  Every painting is unique and the process is different from person to person, day to day, even moment to moment. What follows is an exploration of the development of one painting through the lens of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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