Posts Tagged ‘performance’

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HeARTspace – Soul Art for Mothers Information and Art-Making Time at Everett House Healing Center, 2917 NE Everett, Portland, OR June 22, 7:00-8:30pm for mothers, FREE! Join us for an introductory class on Soul Art for Mothers  and find support for your creative expression. HeARTspace is a unique art studio and a dance house located on private land […]

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“Don’t Let Anyone Ever Dull Your Sparkle!” I saw this saying on the billboard of a local restaurant and it reminded me of my long, and winding journey to find my lost spark. For years as a young mom, I wasn’t sure what I really needed. I focused on the needs of my family and […]

Showing Up

Nov
2014
17

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“Showing up” We are fast approaching that time of year, when for some, Santa “shows up” in a magical way, or we express the seasonal rituals of our own spiritual ways, soon after we may have just cooked a huge turkey (or tofurky) dinner for the whole family. We thrust ourselves into the task of […]

The Empty Nest

Oct
2014
13

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We mothers gleefully fill our nests with our heart’s desired child or children and enjoy the art of parenting to varying degrees, knowing all along that the object of this endeavor is to send them off into the world to forge their own lives, sometimes near us and sometimes far from us. Along the way, […]

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Well, dust settles all over the house constantly, but I’m talking about the emotional dust kicked up by the whirling energy of child-rearing. Do you ever feel like you can never get a clear picture of your own needs and desires as a woman, because the “dust storm” of your family’s needs is all you […]

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I saw a documentary about the life of a very creative male artist, who over many years became famous.  His wife was a cartoon artist, when they met.  She was featured in the documentary of her husband’s life and talked about having given up her cartoon-artist self to be a wife and mother,  creating a […]

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Remember that Nursery Rhyme? This little cactus on my kitchen window sill seems to be in a similar spot.  I watched as more and more baby cacti grew in her lap.  Some of them even fell to the soil.  Finally the momma cactus started falling backward more and more until she actually had to start […]

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I thought that when my kids got to be 18, I would be the bow and shoot those arrows off into the world.  But I was a young mother and little did I know that my job would never be done.  Each of my children in their own way has taught me that motherhood is […]

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Along the way on my path of motherhood, I gathered my stories that emerged as I began exploring my creative self.  Bit by bit, I wrote them down in my journals, made visual art about them, danced them and finally began performing them, all the while struggling to convince myself that I actually COULD do […]

Isolated Mother

Feb
2013
26

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Most of the time I was an isolated mother.  I lived in the suburbs. I’m not a group joiner. I don’t love shopping, or cooking, or card playing, or bookclubs or tupperware parties and that seemed to be what other mothers in my neighborhood were doing.  I didn’t know my artistic path yet. Oh, I provided lots […]