My name is Rachel and I am an Expressive Arts Educator, Artist. & Writer teaching people how use creativity for self care, awareness, and wellness.

 

Here you will find videos, courses, and inspiration for how you can use your art to go deeper. We don't just make beautiful things, we make things with meaning and create as a radical act of being alive.

Learn how to use your creative process as a tool for practicing mindfulness and learn more about your emotions and well being. 

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 A few times a month I share deep, thoughtful musings to keep you keep digging deeper in art & life. 

A Summer Book Club for Creatives

Celebrated Author Patricia Leavy & I have teamed up for the perfect summer pairing!

 

Grab Patricia's brand new book Shooting Stars and get

my e-book Mindful Expressions for free.

Join us August 29 for an interactive Facebook live 

where we will unpack Shooting Stars

& the significance of art to our healing.  

 

Shooting Stars is a novel about walking through our past traumas, moving from darkness to light, and the ways in which love – from lovers, friends, or the art we experience – heals us.

Mindful Expressions includes 12 creative mindfulness prompts and mini lessons. Explore a different principle of mindfulness through a different creative medium in 5-10 minutes using simple supplies.

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Learn to manage Anxiety & Stress through creativity & mindfulness. Beginning September 2020 in the Inspiration Library monthly lessons will explore an evidence based practice for managing anxiety & stress through art & creativity. Join a live class or catch the recording later.

 

Build skills & awareness for managing anxiety & stress through creative mindfulness. 

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June 12, 2018

Creativity needs safety as much as it needs inspiration. I am fragile, I can't jump into the deep end... yet.

So I start slow and safe I invest myself in a project for my kids. A familiar place to be for the mothers of the world. I choose their interest  as my muse.  An idol, a force to be sure, the fodder of my young boys minds- Godzilla.

This project isn't mine,  it's their's so I have permission to play.

This comes as a relief from the self important stakes I usually set for myself in my creative pursuits.

No one to impress but my adoring children. No risks to manage, no timeline. A selfless creation to decorate their room. 

I start with an idea, immerse myself in the imagery of Godzilla.  Slowly a sketch begins to emerge and then the leap to fabric, thread, and the most important commodity-time. 

One string, one stitch at a time Godzilla emerges. Behind this is one continuous thread tracking my presence with this project.

The thread holds the memory of time. Each moment hel...

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