I’ve been in the field of Natural Medicine for almost 30 years and at the end of September (2017) we made the decision to move from the Edmonton area of Alberta to the quaintly eclectic Village of Canal Flats in British Columbia. This has turned out to be one of the best decisions we’ve ever made and I absolutely love it here! Nothing screams creativity like living smack in the middle of one of the most beautiful valleys in Canada (and possibly the world!). We are literally surrounded by mountains and lakes and trees and wild-life.
Now fully retired from the Natural Health field, I’ve shifted my focus to developing and nurturing my artistic skills and have fully immersed myself into creative mixed media art, photography, and music (I’m a co-songwriter and drummer at BoRuza Music … some of our songs are posted at http://www.boruzamusic.com if you’re interested).
I’m also one of the resident artists at Kootenay Kool Gallery and Studio here in Canal Flats. We’ve brought tie-dye back into the Valley and have a huge selection of articles – ranging from casual wear to high end to hoodies and sweat-shirts.
Over the last few years, I’ve been working on reconnecting with my Creative Self via process painting, journaling, andcreative journaling.
Creative journaling has opened up a whole new world of wow for me, and has helped me to connect with my authentic Self on a deeper, more conscious level. Plus, it’s so much fun! Who knew that combining artsy-fartsy creative stuff with journaling could be so satisfying to my Spirit. It truly has been a blessing in my life: I feel more free, more connected, more open, and much more happier than I have in ages.
Just before we moved, I had collaborated with a dear artist friend of mine, Jean E. Tait, and together we shared the “how to’s” of Creative Journaling via workshops. Recently, I was invited by the Headwaters Art Society (HAS), here in “the Flats”, to teach Creative Art Journaling workshops to members. I’m having so much fun sharing art journaling techniques and would like to keep this group going indefinitely!
As I’ve settled into my role as “Artist”, I’ve also started to explore creating on canvas and I am loving the results! It seems that many other people do as well, and so my art is now available for sale. For now, just original pieces, and in the near future, prints of my art (including from my journals) will be for sale as well.
This site/blog is all about my creative journey – whether it be through mixed media, crafting, or photography. I cycle through things according to what my Spirit needs and as with my journaling, I simply want to share in order to inspire.
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