Play is the exultation of the possible. Martin Buber
Life is full of transitions, each of them an opportunity for growth. Sometimes it's important to honor a passage life offers us with art and ritual. I provide a safe place for you to explore an event in your life in a creative and healing way whether you want to celebrate joyful new beginnings:
birth of a child or grandchild
Or you want to bring healing to a painful and difficult moment:
the loss of someone or something you love the loss of an opportunity a long-buried part of oneself that needs acknowledgement
When we take time to honor these transitions we can unlock the hidden gifts of the
hard times and deepen our experience of the happy times.
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
When God created the world he was playing. Ernst Lurker
I . . . go out and play. The gate is being opened and I'm safe to be just as I am.
What is a shrine?
The Latin word for "shrine" means a box to hold papers. It can also mean a case for sacred relics. I use the term loosely to describe any article that is created to hold meaning. The word "sacred" to me means something precious that is worthy of being honored.
Life must be lived as play. Plato
I'm so glad you've come to visit my website
I hope you will find inspiration here
The idea of "shrine" and "sacred" have religious overtones which may or may not be meaningful to you. My purpose is simply to provide a supportive space for you to meet your creative self and to honor your life journey in whatever way is responsive to you.
Letting your mind play
is the best way
to solve your problems.
Coloring Outside the Lines
You may have had an elementary teacher who demanded that you color within the lines. Or you might have an inner critic that insists you can't draw. The Shrinery is a creative space where your inner child can play with colors, shapes, and textures, and your adult can be nourished and become
Creating something with one's hands and heart is a way to get in touch with the deep wisdom of one's soul and its natural capacity to heal. Making a shrine is one way to nurture a beginning, work through a loss, or celebrate a dream. As a trained art therapist I can support your healing journey by providing art supplies, guidance, and time in my studio. While your materials transform into a cohesive whole, a part of you is transformed too.
In the Shrinery you will have an opportunity to create something that honors
an intention or a need - something to take with you that symbolizes and
facilitates new beginnings.