These are times of change and challenge for many of us. I too, along with so many in the country was taken by surprise this week, when I was laid off, permanently, from my position of over 28 years, as adjunct faculty teaching at Santa Rosa Junior College. There is a hole in my heart for the curriculum as well as the students and program I have taught in for so many many years. And for the field of Art Therapy.
Transformation Through Time
Supporting people, with the powerful healing aspects of artmaking, and being able to facilitate creative growth, has been deeply enriching and rewarding for me. I have been blessed to witness transformation on many levels, over and over, with artmaking as the catalyst.
I am in mourning, but also filled with hope and possibilites for opportunity. It is time for me to take my skills on the road and to share in different ways and venues. Fear definitely rears its head, but along with it is transformation and surrender.
Things I am grateful for:
- The opportunity to witness so many people grow, change and transform through art
- The beautiful, tragic, and inspiring individuals I have met, taught and befriended.
- The community and staff I have worked with through Disability Resources Dept.
- My creativity, strength and resourcefulness.
- Art, ART, AND MORE ART
- The stories of so many individuals
- The opportunity to grow, change and develop professionally with like minded individuals.
- Many many mentors and friends.
- My family, husband, son and cohorts.
- The synchronicity of the universe.
- My dog chelsea.
- Vision and creative impulses.
- Living and living in beautiful northern California.
- Beeswax!!! and the bees.
- The sanctuary of mandalas.
- Time for artmaking!!!!!! And Visioning...and dreaming!
- And on and on and on into the future.