Coaching, Creativity, and Community
Here we are, the first in the series of feature artists! If I’m going to ask others to put there work out there and move into a place of vulnerability, to take that risk, then I figure I need to do it first.
The love of colour and creativity started for me as a young girl. I would sit and colour and draw for hours upon hours. Taking art class all through high school, but having a negative experience with one of my teachers and having my Dad tell me that “art doesn’t pay,” I moved away from all things art until my mid 20’s.
In my 20’s I took a couple of life drawing classes and dabbled some in animation, but life took over and again I quit any pursuit of art. It has now been about 5 years since I started drawing with pencil and pastels again and I decided to give painting a try. For me, the process of creating is what I enjoy. It is a place where I get lost in the motions and the colours, all other thoughts drop away and I am fully engaged in the process. It is a great stress reliever and tool to enter into a place of being completely present, in the moment, enjoying the possibilities.
I took a class in spirit led painting many years ago and loved it, so much that I started to gather supplies and led friends through the process. This grew into a love for helping inspire others creatively.
Next, I took a creativity coaching program called Creatively Fit. This was super fun and launched me into the world of coaching. Not only did I grow artistically myself but it also strengthened my love for helping others and gave me some great tools and processes to work with.
Wanting to learn more in the field of coaching I took a life coach training program with Erickson College. Now I am a fully trained life and creativity coach, passionate about my own art and working with other artists and entrepreneurs as they move forward, in the art that is their life.