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This is where I’ve dropped an eclectic mix of information and inspiration – you’re apt to stumble on just about anything here!

May it be worthy of your time.

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videos & tutorials

Inspirational videos and tutorials can be found on just about any art form and topic you can think of. Curiosity might lead you down a rabbit hole of inspiring videos,  and you can spend hours exploring and trying new techniques or ideas – it’s happened to me countless times.

I hope you enjoy the ones I’ve included here!

The Soul’s Kitchen

This is such an inspirational video about Paulus Berensohn’s amazing journal process. Paulus taught at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina – the “monastery of the hand” as he called it, where his model of education was to “invite wonder, together.”

He called his journals his “Soul’s Kitchen – “a place where whatever is drawing your attention could mingle with everything else on those pages and help you see where the soul is leading you.”

Paulus encouraged us to: “Make a space for everything you are, without judgment, inside the journal pages, and the next question will present itself.”  YES!!

Following are a few other videos to check out about the power and medicines of art:

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Can Art Be Medicine?

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Art as a Spiritual Practice

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Dancing Mindfulness

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Land Art – Flour on the Ground

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Intersection Between the Arts


Shawn McNiff, IACEAT 2021

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Inspirational Sites

The Painter’s Keys is a “worldwide community of artists from over 115 countries who visit this website for information, inspiration, artist advice, friendship and connectivity.” I subscribed to The Painter’s Keys: twice-weekly letters that Canadian artist Robert Genn (1936-2014) wrote to artists non-stop for 15 years. It was a treasure trove of inspiration – the list of art books and quotes alone is the best I’ve every come across. After his passing, daughter Sara continued her father’s tradition for 9 years before moving on. The archives are a wealth of inspiration!

Art is a course in personal development that has no reliable diploma and no known end. The pursuit of art instructs in beauty as well as ugliness, fantasy as well as common sense. Art levels souls and baffles brains. Art softens pain because it is pain. Art gives joy because it is joy.

Art is a form of love.
Art is the ultimate gift.
Art heals life.

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