RECOVERING OUR BIRTHRIGHT TO JOYFUL MOVEMENT
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SURPRISED BY ART
My most pleasurable discovery in recent years has been uncovering my previously-thought-to-be-nonexistent ability to draw. Steeped in the AT tradition of staying with process rather than concern for outcome, I spontaneously drew one of my cats.
My 2018 original art cat calendars are available from me directly or through
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it it will never exist through any other medium...the world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you, keep the channel open. ~Martha Graham
To my surprise and delight, the result was unambiguously a cat. Continuing to draw, mostly my cats, I have benefited by allowing the process to unfold, often in unexpected directions.
A friend helps me model and sell my art at a cat show.
Alexander Technique teacher
Do you resist change?
The next shift might be hiding
A great adventure.
I enjoy sharing the results, especially with those who appreciate the feline mystique, through tees and other crafty items, note cards using my drawings, a calendar, and of course framed original art. Should you be interested in seeing more of my art, I am preparing a separate website, its publication to be announced in this space. If you are interested in purchasing blank note cards, holiday cards (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah) or a calendar before the website is up, feel free to email me for specifics or samples.
I have other items for sale there, mostly cards, including a generous selection of holiday greeting cards.