Crescent Beach Class – Discovering Your Spirit Animal – Apr 27-28, 2019

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  Are you drawn to particular animals? Do certain animals consistently appear in your life? Some Indigenous traditions believe that we are connected with different animals that will accompany us through life, acting as our guides and guardian spirits, and offering power and wisdom to us when we ‘communicate’ with them. These animal guides come in and out of our … Read More

The Diversified Brush – The Land We Occupy

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  I’m happy to report that I am part of a new art collective called The Diversified Brush that includes myself, Melissa Burgher, Yvette Lauer, and Carla Maskall. We are a diverse set of artists with distinct styles and one strong commonality; bringing meaningful art to our community. Our series, The Land We Occupy, is an art exhibition focussed on … Read More

JD Access Creative Studio Days

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Now that I have my very own studio, JD Access Creative.  I will be hosting open studio days a couple of days each month where you can drop in to see my art in process, or come paint with me.  I will be posting those dates here and on Facebook, once they are identified for 2019. Location: JD Access Creative … Read More

Creative Canvas – Ready, Set, Go! Action Painting Class – May 25, 2019

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Action painting is alive, fun, and invigorating.   This class is all about getting into action, and embracing our vitality through fast paced, emotionally charged painting.  During this class, we will engage in a fun exercise that will help us identify our procrastination patterns and banish them, and we will revel in a mess of paint in our creative expressions.  … Read More

Creative Canvas – Ready, Set, Go! Action Painting Class – May 24, 2019

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Action painting is alive, fun, and invigorating.   This class is all about getting into action, and embracing our vitality through fast paced, emotionally charged painting.  During this class, we will engage in a fun exercise that will help us identify our procrastination patterns and banish them, and we will revel in a mess of paint in our creative expressions.  … Read More

Art Sales, Rentals and Curation Offerings

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  Creating Insights Through Art.   INCREASE the REAL and PERCEIVED VALUE of your BUSINESS. Creative Assessment:  Have your office assessed for the optimum art solution that fits you and your business best.  Send me 3 pictures of your office, and I will show you what we can do to generate the perfect ambience for your customers/visitors. GENERATE the PERFECT … Read More

Create Passion

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Creating is connected to intention and our ability to create must be rooted in meaning and purpose, or it will not be sustainable.  Put passion into your work by coming from a place of meaning and purpose. Creativity Exercise: Reflect on the contributions that you have made throughout your life that were meaningful and satisfying.  Notice what you generated that … Read More

Creative Entrepreneurship in Partnership

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Entrepreneurship in Partnership is designed to empower the individual in finding their best way to contribute to the success of the businesses in which they are involved. In this full day workshop we explore elements that lead to powerful creative collaboration and innovation for small businesses. We will explore the factors that alleviate existing issues in working in isolated work … Read More

Creative Conversations Series

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Live from your highest power as a human being – to Create! Explore what it takes to live in the creative realm more of the time, and obtain support for your creative endeavours through group discussions and fun exercises.   Session Process: This is a 1-2 hour facilitated group session where attendees will develop their capacity for creative thinking and … Read More

Creative Reflections Cards

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Want to Master Your Creativity and Access Your Inner Creator?  Try these Creative Energy Cards. Are you curious about your creative abilities? Do you desire fulfillment in authentic self-expression? Are you looking to infuse new innovative approaches into your work? Explore new ways to overcome creative blocks, build innovative capacity, and grow your authentic self-expression through these 48 creative energy … Read More

Creative Canvas Painting Lessons

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  Join me for Creative Canvas Painting Sessions at JD Access Creative Studio Play –  Each session will include painting in acrylics with fun creativity exercises. Build on and expand your painting skills. Obtain new ideas and fresh approaches to your projects. Connect and share in your creative expressions with others. Location: In my studio at 15822 106A Ave, Surrey. … Read More

What does it take to stay true to your creative vision?

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Sometimes I’m vision challenged.  I’ve spent years here and there working on a vision for my future.  I’ve put together copious notes in multiple journals building my visions, my dreams, and my intentions that I have for the future.  I have many art projects, business ventures, health plans, learning activities, and retirement plans in my head.  They are all up … Read More

Why Original Art is Good for Business

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The arts are fundamental to our humanity.  They inspire us – fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty.  When businesses have no visuals on their walls, their offices are uninspiring and their business can appear to be stagnating. Showing beautifully executed examples of contemporary art in a business creates a hyper-stimulating environment that fosters innovative and collaborative thinking for its employees, and … Read More

“What happens if…” How do I get past my fears and share my creative work?

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Ah yes, our feelings of vulnerability.  That conscious or subconscious fear that you will be attacked verbally or physically for something you have done/not done. When we create, we put our passions and love into our art form and that which we have created, so the mere chance that it might spur any kind of attack is overwhelming.  Even minor … Read More

“I’m overwhelmed and I don’t know where to start” How do I deal with this overwhelm?

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How have feelings of overwhelm impacted your creative works?  In today’s world, with a constant flow of ideas and unrealistic to-do lists, we wrestle daily with narrowing our choices.   Variety is both seductive and destructive to our focus.  Most creators have more ideas than lifetimes to fill on the activities that their ideas produce.  As we continue to generate new … Read More

How do I manage my inner critic so that I can move forward with my projects?

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Our self talk often includes words that judge, accuse, create doubt, remove hope, and even give up on the things that we want most for ourselves.  Our creative abilities can provide us with our greatest fulfillment in life, and yet we don’t exercise it, thanks to the inner critic.  Creativity can be stopped in an instant with the simplest of … Read More