JOURNAL and CALENDAR
October 27, 2013
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When I arrive at the Sanctuary Art Center to volunteer, I am never sure what will emerge in my own art work. As the youth enter the art room their energy fills the space. Some are chatting excitedly while others are quiet and tired from having spent the night outside. it makes no difference if…

September 22, 2013
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Willingness to give and receive is the support that lightens me. Allowing myself to move towards the edge of a branch with faith that I am being supported brings new light.

September 22, 2013
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This past week  I’ve experienced the joy of working on a community art project . It has been a privilege to work alongside some of the homeless youth, community leaders and fellow artists. We are painting a mural that depicts the farmer’s market in the university district of Seattle. Today was especially fun. We took…

September 15, 2013
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There is one young man, all of 18 years old, who comes regularly to the Sanctuary Art Center. He has lived most of his young life in a state of extreme struggles due to forces outside of his control. His willingness and dedication to broadening his knowledge and abilities is inspiring. This work was created…

September 4, 2013
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This piece was inspired by a lunar eclipse.I felt a surge of creative power on this day  and contemplated how the force of the moon’s pull can so easily effect us and be so easily overlooked due to our busyness.The movement in the colors, much like in our lives ,is strong and not always going…

August 27, 2013
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Opening the outer shell of perceived strength IS the strength.Allowing oneself to BE what we all are beneath the outer shell is an awakening.In our core we are light and energy.The abundance of nourishment is our core.Love,compassion and giving is what strengthens one and all. The beauty and power of using eggshells set in plaster is…

August 17, 2013
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One of the most valuable lessons that I’ve learned in this life is how to step back from outside turmoil and go inward ,finding serenity.It’s a seed that’s not taken root just yet,though.I know this because it returns during different challenges and with a variety of teachers.I am grateful for each occasion and am filled…

August 15, 2013
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Feet resting on mother Earth while spreading and strengthening the wings of my spirit. Looking forward with joyous intent as the colors of earth and sky come together. Wisdom gained from the past and faith in the future ignite the lights for take-off.

August 11, 2013
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I derive much inspiration from walking along wooded trails and connecting to the quiet inside myself.The trees in my artwork are an acknowledgment  of the nourishment  that we receive from the soil and the sun.They are a reminder to stand tall while growing from the inside out and the outside in.A visual lesson in the…