Imagine a holding space

to tenderly place down the grief & loss of the

past several years.

This intimate workshop is self paced and available to you is indeed a very tender & healing holding space...

And this is exactly what my art journaling process is to me: a holding space.

I have always had an intimate relationship with change, loss and joy.

I could hold all three in my heart, but intuitively I knew I needed to place the "heavy" down ever so tenderly. And that in doing so, the joy could expand & grow.

Although I have shared my art journals online and in real time workshops, I will be sharing something much more intimate here. This workshop is about the words...and about "how" they spill from us...and then capturing them on pages.

This will be the first time I share these these journals and the way I find my own words and way in them.

We will hold hands and I will teach you how to put down some of the heavy...if even for just a little bit.

This is my private practice that has changed and shifted my life and my life force. It is the way I navigate through this world.

 I know this is the work I was born to do.

 I am not a therapist. I am an artist, writer and lifelong journal keeper who has experienced loss of loved ones through death and also to life many times. And I know we all experience loss in so many ways.

There is the grief that is visible to others, but there is also grief we experience that is quiet and unknown to others.

This is a workshop about that kind of grief...about placing it down between pages in numerous creative ways, and walking toward our own light.

*The image of the eye in the journal cover above is from a box of matches that I saved. I carefully cut it out, taped it on the page with masking tape, and added in gold washi tape as water filled tears. I do not know who drew this eye originally. I love to reuse packaging.

What people who have taken this course say about the experience of being in it...

"Your class has to be experienced as it is is in the details, the nuance, the words spoken just when they are needed, a smile, a nod, a gesture; and that subtle nudging to do exactly what we feel we need to is all okay."-Susan

"A Holding Space is a love letter to life; its beauty, pain, joy and sadness are all to be cherished, all are threads woven through our life, creating the one life we have."-Kim

"When I signed up for your class, I knew my mom was on a downward slope. Little did I know your class would help me prepare for her death as it did…she passed Jan 13th this year on a Friday! All the feelings that I got out in the journal pages, allowed me to be more fully present for her passing, which was really beautiful and one of the most sacred moments in my entire life. Spirit has a way with us, presenting us with gifts (your class) to help us in this life. Your class made a difference for me. I will also tell you, my grief journal of transfers weighs about 1-2 pounds in the physical realm and in the energetic realm it weighs a ton".-Denise

"Your words right through to the end resonated within me in so many ways. Thank you again, for your vulnerability throughout this richly deep class!"-Val

"I go over and replay and replay your sessions. Your words for me are gold."-Deborah

"This! Oh my heart! This just so resonates with every fiber of my being."-Susie

"Thank you for giving me back my words, and the ability to bring the light to the darkness."-Kelly

"I SO LOVE my recipe book. It has given me a place to place the heaviness, darkness, the joy and hope."-Venita

This will be an intimate online workshop. I am very accessible through comments in the class and also in our private group.

*Course content will be accessible to you indefinitely.

  • This course is self-paced and ready for you to begin today.
  • The content is available to you indefinitely to process & return to.
  • We will be able to communicate in our private chat group as well as in the class comments. Access to our group will be accessible in the lessons.
  • My "Lost & Found" workshop is a prerequisite for this offering. (You can use the code THISFIRST for 20% off Lost & Found). I will be going over techniques and adding new ones, and if you are already familiar with the way I work, we can reach some beautiful deeper depths together.

Getting our words out.

I will share the ways in which I create a safe space

on my pages for the truth to fall

gently from my heart.

Creating healing heart journals.

We will play with several different ways of art journaling to create pages and vessels that will both hold and release our stories.

Putting bits of us us in the pages

We become part of

our own altered pages

books as we mend and stitch

bits of us on our clothing.

How is this workshop different from "Lost & Found"?

That workshop was preparation for deeper heart work...the type of journaling that I do and have done for 14 years, to put my self back together joyfully and whole.

This is the workshop many of you have asked me with a deeper connection and a community. I will share my experience of placing my stories of grief and loss down, so I can be lighter in the present moment. I still feel the pain of loss but I have a space to hold it so my heart can be more spacious & joyful.

This is my most intimate offering.

You will feel as if we are sitting side by side.