I believe you have a story to share through art. I believe we all have creative energy inside of us waiting to come out in form of colours, shapes and lines. My mission is to hold a safe space for you play and express through art materials, in whatever way that looks like for you.
I get it, art making can be a scary thing. A lot of us like to label ourselves as “non-creative” but the truth is, we all are born as creative beings. I have years of experience facilitating the art process for people and I’ve heard the same collection of creativity stories. Maybe it was your teacher or classmate that told you it wasn’t a very nice drawing or your parents told you it wouldn’t make a good career. Whatever it is, we all have those stories. Mine was my 4th year painting professor telling me I shouldn’t pursue painting anymore. Hearing that halted my creativity and my livelihood. It took a few years of a lot of self love, introspection, yoga and meditation to get back into the act of creating again. Once I got reconnected back to my creative spirit, I started to change the way I looked at life and eventually my life started to change. I began to see the world through an eyes of a child, with curiosity, wonder and joy. I felt free and more and more like my true self every time I created art.
After reuniting with my creativity and seeing how important it was for my emotional and spiritual well being, I decided I wanted to dedicate my life by helping others to do so. This led to me study at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute to earn a post-graduate diploma in Art Therapy. I have experience working one on one with clients helping them find their creative voice again, as well as over 5 years of facilitating the painting process in workshop and team building settings. I can say, I feel most aligned in who I am and why I'm here when I am being of service during the creative art making process.
As humans, we hold a lot in. We don't speak our truth, we don't allow ourselves to express our truest feelings because we're afraid of judgement from ourselves and others. Sometimes, we don't even have the words to express what we're going through. My goal is to have you create from the heart, to experience freedom, joy, and play. To have you move through emotions, release old patterns, recognize the light in yourself and find your own unique voice of expression.