I am a 77-year-old woman, who has raised 4 children, both with a husband and as a single mother.
I will share with you from this handmade art studio on land that protects old growth trees.
I am a woman and mother of 4 children. I have been a Preschool Teacher, School Counselor, Headstart Education Coordinator/Mental Health Consultant and Expressive Arts Therapist. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Counseling. Then I completed a three-year professional training in the field of Intermodal Expressive Arts Therapy after experiencing my own emotional healing by making visual art, expressive movement and sound, writing and finally performance art.
My Soul Art Manifesto:
Artistic Expression is the conduit of my Soul.
I give my soul an outlet - drawing, movement, writing, drama, music.
I soften, open, let go to the flow of my Soul,
And let it pour out of every cell of my body into the art form,
Then I can see what my Soul wants me to know,
And be in the power of dissolving the holding that blocks my Soul,
So I can be free.
Soul Art is Art that comes from our Deepest Knowing. It is Art from the Heart.
You mine your body for the wisdom of your Soul.
In my experience, as parents heal, children heal. As a single mother, my expressive arts led to deep healing in me and gave my children a much better mother. For over 20 years I have lived in an off-the-grid cabin in a forest with big, old trees near Scappoose, OR with my life-partner. I have invited parents to my art and dance studios on our land in the past, but with COVID it’s time now to extend invitations on ZOOM to parents seeking self-care and growth.
- C.G. Jung
“I benefited from meeting with other parents and sharing their points of view and experiences.”
“I’ve learned to go inside for answers –
I trust myself more.”
“I have learned not to be put last in line any more. I know now that I am someone and am important, too.”
“I was so happy to find a place that honored my process in such a natural way. HeARTspace is not about figuring it all out. It’s about finding new ways of knowing.”
“It provided an opportunity to express my parenting thoughts and feelings in a nonjudgmental and supportive environment.”
“I am believing in myself and believing I am worthy of good things.”