Thursday, July 22, 2021

Udemy Art Therapy : Prompt 4

 * vision board *

These are the things that matter to me : art, love, community.

And these are the skills that I feel empowered by—the ability to make good decisions, to believe in a better future, and to create change and connection through creativity.

The 4th prompt from @udemy in my art therapy course, this task was a little intimidating ! (Ooo, a whole “vision” board. Right now ? Like, I have to tell you what I want ??? Yikes.)

Lol It took me forever to get started, but once I began plucking those words and images from the paper, I really started to relax. Like, ah yes. This is what I’m meant for. 

And the video lesson was great at reminding the viewers of just that—the process is just as important as what you make. That answering these big questions of “What is a happy life to you ?” and “What are your goals for the future ?” really brings the mind home to your core values and helps you settle feelings that might previously have felt like mishmash.

Sooo if you’re needing some comfort and clarity, I highly recommend this exercise. All you need is some scissors and a magazine !

Find yourself in your art. 


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Greetings ! in ASL

I love to share the things that I love to do with other people and signing is one of those things.

I’ve been meeting with Ms. Jordan Gonzalez of Arts First Creative Studios, virtually for the past month, going over vocabulary and grammar, so that SHE can share it with her wonderful students—the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, @young_singers_palm_beaches.

Jordan is the director of their awesome summer program this year and is giving the students a fantastic introduction into the arts—singing, theatre, dance, set design, and more.

I’m so happy that I could offer my ASL skills to her program and I can’t wait to see what these talented kiddos create with it. Find out more about their inspiring work at :

And you can learn more about Jordan here : 😃👉
@artsfirstcreativestudios & @joybyjo_art

(Captions : “Hello ! My name is what ? René. (Sign name is an R on the heart.) I feel what ? So excited to be sharing ASL with you all. Thank you ! ILY. Bye.”)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

West End Booth

👀 Here’s a few new elements added to our booth experience.

* Plastic sleeves for prints,
🖍 an interactive coloring table for artists of all ages,
[ ] and helpful signage !

Thankful for the support (and patience !) of my family on hot, sweaty days when set-up and breakdown seem to take as long as the event. (Not really. But yah. Phew. 😅)

And a big thank you to @cryptidcreatives and @westendpopups for hosting the artsy event on the 4th !