self-compassion

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 […]

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 […]

Five Ways Self-Compassion Supports Your Painting Practice

How self-compassion supports process painting

When we are able to soothe ourselves -- to take a risk and continue painting anyway -- we can experience great relief from the confines of fear and perfectionism. In the first post in this […]

The Myth of Inspiration : Don’t Wait to Paint

Big process paintings in progress at Elohee (The Painting Experience 2016)

  Wherever you are is the entry point. ~ Kabir Who does not feel the tingle of excitement at the prospect of painting? Paint is sensuous. Its rich vibrant colors and its yielding smoothness make […]

Process Painting and Self-Compassion : Part 1

Process Painting and Self-Compassion : Part 1

  Staying present and compassionate toward ourselves frees us to express our unique creative wisdom. So why this topic -- self-compassion? And what does it have to do with painting for process? Well, let me […]

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