Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dreaming into Reality

As a single mama I have been putting my needs and dreams on hold for years, but as my darling boys have grown up so much and are becoming more and more capable and mature I am really grabbing every opportunity I can to realise my long held dreams. 

With the help of my best friend and partner Kathy,  the boys and I are living in town in our beautiful new home and things are moving towards  creating a magical art studio downstairs. The boys have taken to town like ducks to water and love living here and they are taking full advantage of their independence to stretch their wings and do more and more all of which is fabulous for them and is opening up more and more time for me to follow my dreams. 

This year will be huge for me on a personal level as I am undertaking 2 courses of study and hope to be opening my studio by July.  I am very excited about everything  falling into place, especially my courses, they are both online and I am very grateful for the fabulous opportunities we can access on the internet, what an amazing difference it has made to the world.

I am training as an art therapist with Rob Gray at the Center for Educational and Clinical Art Therapy CECAT   and loving this course.   Rob is passionate about art therapy and his course is very engaging and inspiring.  I am looking forward to the personal growth this course will bring me as well as preparing to bring this wonderful form of therapy to my community.

The other course I am doing is Color of Woman teacher training with Shiloh Sophia and I am so happy about this course. I have been drawn to Shiloh ever since I noticed her powerful divine feminine art works and I love all that she brings into the world. I also feel this will bring great healing and personal growth to my community and cant wait to be offering this in northern NWS.

2016 will be huge for me, filled with healing, personal growth, incredible learning, reaching out to those opportunities and  realising my dreams.

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Australian Art Swap Group

Wow so much is happening over in our facebook group The Australian Art Swap Group . We are a very friendly, safe supportive growing group who are sharing art and inspiration is so many ways.  We have regular ATC swaps and DAJ (Deconstructed Art Journal page) swaps and so many other fabulous community building activities. Journal prompts, digital post cards, index card swaps, photo prompts and general fun chat. We also facilitate a regular ATC swap for our kids - its open for adults to join in as well as long as they appreciate the delightful cards our younger members create. Like the 2 gorgeous Funky Feathers ATCs created by Ellie (5) and Jake 

We have also just launched our 3rd round of The Australian Art Journal Swap, its very exciting to see everyone deciding on their there and creating their journals and blogging about it. So many wonderful women are stretching themselves to try something new, joining in the art journal swap is quite a big commitment and learning to blog in the process. I am so grateful to these brace creative women for joining us. You can hop over to our swap blog on the link above and follow along with these journeys and who knows you might want to join us in our group- We have 2 rules- You have to reside within Australia, this is to minimise our postage expenses andYou have to want to be in our space to be supported, inspired or involved and you need to be a little bit active in group.