Be Still, and Know. . .

Lately, I have been thinking of Psalm 46, even before it showed up on Monday in my daily readings.  It is a powerful psalm of God’s abiding presence and protection.  We need not fear . . .    It has been an encouraging meditation for me during these days of uncertainty and exhaustion.  As I prayedContinue reading “Be Still, and Know. . .”

My Right Eye

This week, I followed my own direction through the meditation exercise I posted last week. I sat and grounded myself, scanned my body for awareness and sensation, then waited for any part of my body to draw my attention with its wisdom.  The part that drew my attention was my right eye.  I placed myContinue reading “My Right Eye”

From Portrait to Abstract

In last week’s blog, I spoke of how drawing portraits and connecting with the subject released the creative impulse – – Connecting with others, creating relationships, leads us back to ourselves, leads us deeper into the knowing of ourselves. That deeper knowing of ourselves is our spiritual being. And with that knowing, the creative impulseContinue reading “From Portrait to Abstract”

The Ground Within

If you have browsed through my website, you perhaps saw the page of portraits.  They are charcoal on paper, 11’’x14”, and done during a live sitting, all people I know. Today I am sharing with you my motivation for doing portraits and why drawing portraits always takes me to a deeper connection with myself. Let’sContinue reading “The Ground Within”

A Deeper Embodiment

In last week’s post, I shared with you a process for embodiment.  It is a process I use to find the impulse within my body that informs my art making. It is also a process that leads me to a deeper sense of self connection and understanding, to new self-discovery. Today, I would like toContinue reading “A Deeper Embodiment”


Today I would like to share with you an experience of embodiment, feeling a body sensation, communicating with it, asking the sensation for direction or wisdom.  I have adapted this process of embodiment from the book, Natural Intelligence, Body-Mind Integration and Human Development, by Susan Aposhyan.  I was directed to this book by a friendContinue reading “Embodiment”