Posts Tagged ‘posterous’

Now Open: 6 Degrees of Creativity

October 10, 2011

It’s finally open!  Check out this blog post on The Art Therapy Alliance’s posterous about the official launching of 6 Degrees of Creativity.  Yay!

It’s been an exciting, energizing, and inspiring time on my end getting members set up on the site and welcoming them to this new community full of opportunities for creative goodness, connection, and collaboration through art making and social networking.  Love!  Much, much gratitude and love to 6 Degrees of Creativity instructors Kristina, Lani, Cathy, Jen, and Kat for their workshop contributions, energy, hard work, and participation to help support my vision for this.

I am really looking forward to what this experience will bring over the next 6 months.  Stay tuned for more as I post my own art and creative reflections from all the workshops- and of course share some of the happenings within my Artist Trading Card workshop and exchange. Lots to enjoy, create, and have fun with now until March!


21 SECRETS Art Journaling Show and Tell: Cathy Manus-Gray

September 8, 2011

This summer, the Art Therapy Alliance’s posterous started showcasing art therapist and art therapy student experiences from Dirty Footprints Studio’s art journaling workshop 21 SECRETS.  The art therapy community is really enjoying 21 SECRETS!!!

The Art Therapy Alliance’s most recent 21 SECRETS show and tell features Ohio art therapist Cathy Manus-Gray.  Cathy is a graduate of my alma mater Ursuline College and is an art therapist and counselor in the partial hospitalization and in-patient psychiatric departments at Aultman Hospital in Canton.  She is also a book artist and papermaker as well as an herbalist/aromatherapist who educates others about the joys and wonders of herbs.

Cathy has really been making her way through several of the 21 SECRETS workshops!  I’m so impressed and inspired by her art journaling experience so far, especially from the perspective of an art therapist.  Read Cathy’s complete interview via the Art Therapy Alliance’s posterous here.


21 SECRETS is an ONLINE, self guided, art journaling workshop where participants will receive the opportunity to learn different techniques, methods, and approaches to art journaling from a group of 21 artists until January 1, 2012. Registration is still open, but only until the end of this month!  Learn more about each workshop and how to register here.

Art Journaling Goes On!

May 30, 2011

21 SECRETS continues to keep going strong!  Almost 600 participants have signed up from all over the world since its opening in March to learn new ideas and concepts related to art journaling- so awesome!   It seems like yesterday that I was prepping and getting everything in order for ready for revo’lution and anxiously awaiting for the opening of the playground- and now June is almost here!

I’ve been so honored to be a part of this experience, teach among such an amazing group of women, witness the art, transformation & sharing taking place, as well as be part of the 21 SECRETS creative community, including the friends and connection I’ve already made during this time. Another big shout of gratitude to Connie Hozvicka for bringing us all together!  The first three months have been great and I am looking forward to more…

The last day to register for 21 SECRETS has been quickly approaching this month and the playground set to close on July 31.  I’m very excited to reveal that this group of 21 SECRETS classes will now be open for the rest of this year– closing on January 1, 2012!  Woo hoo- A 21 SECRETS Extension! 5 month bonus!  Lots more time for the art journaling fun, sharing, and connecting….

If you haven’t registered yet or thought you wouldn’t have time this spring and summer to play, 21 SECRETS will now be on sale until October 1Nice!

I am also looking for art therapists or art therapy students to interview and feature for the Art Therapy Alliance’s posterous about their 21 SECRETS experience.  Interviews will also be shared with the Alliance’s Materials & Media in Art Therapy subgroup on LinkedIn and in the fall issue of FUSION, an e-zine for Planet Art Therapy. E-mail me at if you are interested or want more information!


21 SECRETS is an ONLINE, self guided, art journaling workshop where participants will receive the opportunity to learn different techniques, methods, and approaches to art journaling from a group of 21 artists through January 1, 2012.

My workshop ready for revo’lution will empower you to use art journaling to  explore concepts of transformation, creating change, and invite intentions of new possibilities through the power of collage, mixed media, journaling prompts & more.  Embrace your revo’lutionary spirit to imagine, create or reclaim your ideas into action!

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