Who Are You?
These paintings are not about who I am. They are about who you are. When you look at the painting, you see your own mind - your stories, perceptions and memories. The painting is simply a mirror.
All life is like this.
Each person will see something different, like seeing shapes in clouds.
Look closely. What does your mirror say?
If you continue looking, you may see something else, something beyond the stories, perceptions and memories.
What is that thing?
Now you're beginning to see the painting's essence. And, at the same time, your own essence. Interesting. These paintings are simply mirrors. What they reveal depends on how deeply you care to look.
Enjoy your journey.
Workshops, Zen Coaching, Zen Meditation
For a number of years artists coming to my shows had asked me if I would offer a workshop on Zen Brush painting. I decided to give it a try. But I wanted it to be much more than a typical painting workshop. And it was. I discovered that I enjoyed it as much as the students.
Then artists began asking me if I would teach individual lessons. That's how Zen Coaching began. I've been teaching meditation for many years, but including something as personal and intimate as Zen Brush meditation with students was a whole new concept for me.
Sometimes you let the universe tell you what you need to do. That usually works out best.
Each of these offerings will help you answer that critical question, "Who am I?"
The Zen Brush Workshop
Full day and half day workshops. Let the Zen Brush sweep your mind free of blocks and limiting self judgments. Evict your Inner Critic. Learn what your Inner Artist really wants to express. Whether you're an experienced artist or haven't held a brush since you were two, these workshops will inspire you. They're not about technique. They're about freedom. Find out what you can do when your options are suddenly unlimited. You will surprise yourself. And paint some amazing pictures.
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Finding Your True Voice
Blocked, stuck or stagnating? Unable to move to the next level? Not living the life of your dreams? The demons of self-criticism hinder us all, writer, artist and accountant alike. They not only plague our creative work, but our jobs, relationships and self esteem too. How do we break through and find our unique and authentic voice and vision? How do we find that place where our creativity flows freely and effortlessly? How do we cut through the blocks and self-judgment that paralyze us and prevent us from moving to the next level? How do we reconnect to our vital, flowing life-energy? Individual coaching may be the answer. The first phone session is free.
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Learn to Meditate
Meditation is the perhaps the most important tool for your inner journey. Millions of people have used meditation to improve their health, relationships and peace of mind. For centuries artists and writers have used it to find and develop their Inner Voice. It is the source of the great wisdom and compassion of all our spiritual masters.
There are many kinds of meditation. Brush Meditation is only one of them. I have taught meditation for many years in groups and to individuals. Try a free introductory session and see if it's right for you.
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