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Creative Challenge As Initiation

Creative Challenge As Initiation

Homesick for moderation, Half the world’s artists shrink or fall away. If any find solution, let him tell it. Meanwhile I bend my heart toward lamentation Where, as the times implore our true involvement, The […]

Everything Changes: Impermanence and Process Painting

Everything Changes: Impermanence and Process Painting

After so many years of painting, somehow it really hit me that from the moment we start a painting, impermanence starts, too. I began painting with The Painting Experience in the mid-1980s. After that, I […]

Process Painting Through Grief

Process Painting Through Grief

My dear old 94-year-old Dad died in late September. After the initial grief and busy-ness, including helping my 91-year-old Mom resettle, I was exhausted. I noticed my mood fluctuating between sadness and grief and feeling […]

Jung and Imagination

Jung and Imagination

"Our fate restricts us so that our destiny can find us . . .” ~ Michael Meade, Fate and Destiny, The Two Agreements of the Soul One of the insights that comes from process painting […]

For Therapists: Letting Creativity Support Your Work

Creative Support for Therapists | The Painting Experience Blog

In a recent post, we linked to several articles offering scientific evidence for the benefits of creative practice. As therapists, we may fall into the trap of saying, “That’s nice, but when will I fit […]

Process Art: Antidote to a Product Oriented World

The Painting Experience Blog | Process Art: Antidote to a Product Oriented World

I recently found myself explaining to a fellow architect who is also a professional painter the difference between product-based painting and process painting. Articulating the difference helped me to understand how profoundly I have been […]