Why Art Matters

 Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.— Thomas Merton...more
J-MOM  I've never heard that phrase before, that's really neat! I do agree with you... without ...more

Art with the Kids, Part 1 - Let's Make A Mess!

Lately I feel like making messes. Well, art messes, that is. Maybe it's because life has moved inside a bit from the intense outside living we do in the summer. I do miss that summer life when the season starts to change but....I get really excited about doing more inside art with the kids! ...more

Righting the Balance: It Doesn’t Stop Here | The Call for More Female Diversity is Loud and Strong

Any woman will tell you that there’s a long way toward equality for women—be it in Hollywood, the boardroom or the art world....more

Colours that Inspire

Every country has art particular to their culture. Truck Art is one such art form typical to Pakistan and this design is now seen in everything from murals to fashion. Artists have been invited to several countries all over the world, where this art work has been exhibited. One such event was the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, as well as in Dolce & Gabbana's beauty campaign in Milan. The Smithsonian Museum also houses a Truck Art truck. ...more

Art Exhibition

Check my latest post at my blog DecoPix by Tiina  ...more

Writer. Artist. Creator.

I was linked to an article on facebook today entitled How Can I Tell My 15-year-old Daughter She is Awful at Writing?Good grief, people.The article discusses the author's feelings of betrayal and hurt feelings when her mother criticized her artwork as a child, and how much of a struggle it still is as an adult to draw or paint or create art.Something in that resonated with me a bit....more

Art Therapy

Therapy comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors.  For some the best therapy comes from sitting down with a licensed therapist, but others prefer more unconventional methods such as cooking, exercise, dance, yoga, etc.  ...more

Plaster-Casting My Vulva For Art

Twelve Days of Summer with my Twelve-Year-Old: DAY TWELVE

 On the twelfth day of Summer(mas), my middle schooler gave to me: twelve plushies thrumming——————...more

How Authentic Heart-Based Art Can Help You Build Self-Confidence

Making something with your own two hands is a powerful activity that can definitely be a self-confidence booster. Be it drawing a picture for your child that they cheer for, coloring in a coloring book, making a blanket for a friend or loved one, or scrapbooking, the act of connecting with your heart through art is another beautiful way to increase your self-confidence and sense of self-worth....more