Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Body Creative is launched!

Wow - what fun we had for the launching of The Body Creative, Creating from Vitality in Portland Maine this past Saturday May 23rd! The workshop took place at Aleksandra Townsend's Spiral Tree Yoga Studio on Brighton Ave in Portland. Big thanks to Aleksandra for her generous and adventurous spirit in welcoming this workshop.

My dear friend Cayce Lannon was the force behind bringing this workshop to Portland. I'm so grateful we got to talking about my February workshop earlier this year. It came so naturally to bring it up Portland way.

Loads of thanks to Jalen and Jo and Cayce for bringing their adventurous spirit and enthusiasm!!!

Here is a quote from Jo:
"So much fun, very positive, both energizing and relaxing: freeing my creative spirit. :)

Below are some pics from the workshop as we got into our afternoon of child's play and breaking out of our silly worries about being creative. No worries there you will see!

Looking forward to more as new things keep emerging about these workshops and our creativity!

Cayce getting into it

Jo absorbed in her free form

Cayce's wildness
Jalen unleashed

Jalen and Jo as we start to collaborate

Jo and Susan's first collaboration - each so different and bringing it together.

Responding to each other

Jalen showing off our step into the "ugly"

Cayce getting into it

What is this?!!

And now starting fresh using the remnants from the "ugly"

What will  happen now?

A new collage

And another - a detail

Susan and Cayce proudly displaying the whole piece

Working on a new one
from this earlier piece of Jo's
It becomes this

The three of us energized and glowing
All together now with Aleksandra's tree in the background

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

IMAGINE! Come explore your creativity with The Body Creative, Creating from Vitality!

Imagine what it would be like spending the whole afternoon in unrestrained creativity - no requirements, no thoughts of time.

The art making is only a vehicle to get to that spontaneous place. 

Imagine moving and playing to the point where you forget to think!

Feel the freedom in that!

Imagine getting into the full swing of your vitality.

And finding a whole new level of inspiration.

Imagine feeling that space of possibility open within yourself. How would it feel to be that absorbed in what you're doing?

The way kids play. Completely in.

The Body Creative Workshop is offering just that. We will be playing as a way to get our energy moving and vibrant. From there we will dive into art making and discover how it feels to create from that vibrancy. 

This workshop is all about dedicating an afternoon to the playful interchange of energy and creativity and discovering something unexpected in the process. You may find a new pathway for your creativity while realizing that your energy and creative inspirations support each other. This is an amazing tool for unlocking new ideas and works.

I am inviting you to take a moment right now to ask yourself how would you be different if you could be more creative?

Come join us for the Body Creative in Portland, Saturday May 23rd!

Wow! I'm so looking forward to this next workshop! I will be running it at Aleksandra Townsend's Spiral Tree Yoga Studio at 570 Brighton Avenue, Portland. It will run from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. 

The prices are $40 for this 4 hour workshop. If you bring a friend it will be $75 for the two of you. 

Please contact either me at: or Aleksandra at

Look forward to seeing you!!

Here'e the blurb about the workshop on my flyer: 

I am so excited about this workshop! It's designed for those wanting to tap into their own unique creativity, in whatever form that takes, artist and non-artist alike. The space of the workshop is about supporting the spirit of creativity in a safe, non-judgmental and very playful way.

You will learn to cultivate an absorbing involvement in the creative process, much like children do as they play. This will happen through an emphasis on exploration as we combine awareness techniques with full body movement and art materials. Engaging the body in this process can bring a level of vitality that feeds the creative process. As we continue to play and discover, you will see that these tools can be called back again and again as a way to reengage and step out of stagnancy and into your deeply affirming creative nature.

So this means it's going to be loads of playful fun with practices made for the creative. Like learning to listen deeply to yourself and others and then moving into expressive movement and art making in paired and single practices. We'll use paints and other art materials on huge pieces of paper with lots of exploring and dropping all cares about the end product!! This workshop is all about abandoning the usual ways we think and limit ourselves and seeing what arises from that. And that is creativity!!!