Fearless fifteen

Up until a few years ago I was a PRO at procrastinating. I am pretty certain I could procrastinate procrastinating. Nothing was getting done and it was getting to be a real problem. I knew I had to do something to change so I put my procrastinating time to good

seeing clearly

Visual art is called visual art for a reason – because the primary way of engaging with it is through the visual faculty. Artists sometimes spend years developing their ‘eye’, their ability to see things in a particular way and present that image to their audience. This may seem like

The magic in the mess.

I am smiling because something has clicked. My morning pages threw this at me. Life is both messy and magical. I have visual and emotional proof for that, and I bet you do too. The magic and the mess (and the magic in the mess) tends to play out beautifully

The road not taken….

Time spent in the studio has been productive over the past couple of weeks. I have been working very hard to set up the space. At the same time, I have been exploring the paints again, indulging myself straight out-of-the-tube. White and black have been calling to me. For some

Travelling through Art…..

The last two years, overwhelmed by the ongoing pandemic, from losing jobs, social upheaval, and being unable to travel, I started to work on a visual journal as a means of self-care. It had been weeks into lock down, and was more and more obvious to us – that travelling


Choose to be you

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and I am thinking of a book I read a few years ago – The 5 love languages by Gary Chapman. The premise of the book is simple: people are all different. With different personalities, they naturally express love in different ways. Gary

Tangle to Untangle?

When was the last time any of you picked up a paintbrush or a coloring pencil? Maybe it’s been a while, but what about the last time you doodled in your notebook during a meeting? Most of us, when we think of art, tend to think it’s not for us.

The circle of life -2

“Each person’s life is like a mandala, a vast limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life”. – Pema Chodron Last weekend we took a break at a beach resort. I like sitting by

The circle of life – 1

Creativity journeys are just that, a journey into exploring inward first and then the outward expression that gives birth to the flow of creation. My creativity journey for the past few weeks has been an exploration of mandalas. Mandalas are circular images embraced by the completeness of a circle. The

Life Lessons

My earliest memory of painting by numbers is from when I was around 13. The Sunday edition of the newspaper would carry a children’s section and I would spend all morning painting. The thought of seeing the image appear as if by magic, is a very vivid one. For the