In this interview with Tonia Jenny from 21 Secrets Face Time, I share how my form of artistic expression has taken different outlets over the years, and also the ways I look forward to my path continuing to unfold.
I was delighted to be a guest on the University of British Columbia’s Learning Circle. I share teachings from my Squamish culture on how everything can be medicine, how making art has many medicines to share, and how we can meet the medicine half way. In this interview, I facilitate an art activity where we create a Mind, Body, Spirit collage on cardboard.
I was thrilled to spend half an hour talking with Galia Alena about the joy of creating and the practice of kindness in our creative process. I also share why I create art, my journey in becoming an artist, what is inspiring me, what my creative practice looks like, how I keep it fresh, and how it has evolved and more.
Bringing art on the road can be a great way to ground, relax and enjoy while you are away. What is hard, is deciding what to bring!! Do you ever bring art supplies on a trip? Unsure what to bring? Do you want to bring them all?? Are you expectations high on what you will create and how often you will create while you are away? I share 5 tips for creating art while on the road and what supplies to bring.
I am so excited to be giving away 1 free spot in Make Create Express: The Creative Journey Continues. Read more to find details on how to enter.
I LOVE acrylic inks. Have you tried them before? I share a short video (6 minutes) where I create a vibrant acrylic ink background.
Every struggle with a painting? In this free art lesson, I share my struggle and how I worked through it.
I love creating in a series. In this time lapse video, I share the making of a mixed media Raven and Crow series. I used wood cradle boards in various sizes and created 7 pieces at one time. Each piece has its own inspirational saying.
I'm so excited to be able to give away 1 spot on Life Book 2019 next year! Do you want to win a spot? Read more on my blog.
With many expectations surrounding us from multiple sources—work, children, and spouses— life is stressful, fast-paced and overwhelming at times. It can be challenging to remain grounded and focused on the real priorities of life. Making art is an effective way to bring balance, feel energized and restored.