musings on sustainability

A while back, I came across an article on Offbeat Home (one of my all-time favourite blogs) that really caught my eye, and has stayed with me. The article, entitled “Sustainability isn’t always sustainable,” highlighted the difficulties and anxieties that many of us face in our desire to live a greener, more environmentally sustainable lifestyle, …

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sketchbook checkup : august

Well, it certainly has been a hot minute. In defense of my absence -- not that I truly need to defend it -- I spent the majority of August on vacation. Returning home to see my parents and friends back in Ontario, and exploring Nova Scotia, took precedence over blogging. And, well, if you only …

sketchbook checkup : june

Regular art reviews have been one of the most interesting, and surprising, pieces of learning I have done so far in my first year of studies out west. I have learned a surprising amount about myself, my artworks, and my process through reviewing my sketchbooks, daily drawing journals, and other pieces I have worked on …

fairy houses

Tomorrow I will be attending my first ever BCATA conference and AGM. While not my first conference, it will be the first conference I attend within the field of art therapy, and I'm seriously excited to see what it has to offer and what exactly an art therapy conference even looks like! There are a …

life’s library

Like so many other things in my life, I stumbled upon inspiration through experimentation this week. Each week in our “Use of Art in Group Therapy” course, students are paired up to lead an experiential 'light intensity' art group based on classic art therapy interventions by pioneers in the field. This week was no exception, …