Artist, Art Therapy, Psychotherapy and Belief Statement

I believe all people have the need and ability to create. Using various art and therapy methods I provide a safe and empathetic environment, to encourage life-enhancing expression that brings wholeness, physically, emotionally and spiritually to people's life.

Monday, August 29, 2011

To the Black

I held a small class on Sunday August 28. We spent time practicing the basic tangles of 'crescent moon', static, purlz, and florz. Then we did a second set on the new black tiles. They are cool - but do require a bit more understanding of the effects of a thicker pen on the tile.

Take a look

1st Set Tangles

2nd Set: White on Black; actually top left is a metalic pink on black!

I will be hosting a Zentangle booth at the Yorkshire Rose Quilt Show, to be held September 17 & 18, from 10- 4 each day at the Ellesmere Community Centre, Warden and Ellesmere, 20 Canadian Road. Come visit me  - and take advantage of some amazing quilts - traditional and contemporary.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Pretty Planet

This pretty planet
spinning through space
you're a garden, you're a harbor, you're a holy place
Golden Sun going down,
gentle blue giant spin us around
All through the night
safe 'til the morning light.

by john forster + tom chapin.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Summer 2011

Summer has been a roller coaster. We have enjoyed visits to Vermont in June, where I saw my mom's home when she was single, gone to Maine and New Hampshire and breathed the fresh ocean air, Algonquin Park where we saw a teenage black bear, and our trailer on Pigeon Lake. My son joined the Pine River Institute in the outdoor leadership program to start a 9 month program to help with concurrent mental health disorders. Life has changed. Blessings will come in varied ways - i am sure.

I am getting ready for the upcoming Yorkshire Rose Quilters Guild Fall Quilt Show, September 17-18. Besides having 4 quilts in the show I will be hosting a Zentangle booth as a vendor at the show. I will be doing demonstrations at the show, so if you are interested in seeing up close what Zentangles are, come and visit me. The show will be held at the Ellesmere Community Centre, 20 Canadian Road, Toronto, Ontario.

But even sooner than that, I will be having a Zentangle 101 on Sunday, August 28, from 1:00-2:30 PM. A second level class will follow at 3:00 p.m. Join me and learn joys of tangles.