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Stop Look Breathe Create 3 Challenge - A free mindful art course

Stop Look Breathe Create 3 Challenge - A free mindful art course

The Stop Look Breathe Create book will be on bookshelves soon

And to celebrate my new creative mindfulness book – I’m launching a new FREE three week creative mindfulness course you can do online and at home. It starts on the 5th of June and I’m inviting the Art of Mindfulness Community to do it TOGETHER between the 5th and 25th of June (2017) as a follow up to our Mindful Drawing Month. Here’s how it works…

Creativity, Mindfulness and Art Education: Live Online Webinar

Creativity, Mindfulness and Art Education: Live Online Webinar

This is the first time I’ve done a live interactive webinar, and I’ll be talking about creative mindfulness, what it is, how we can practice and leading both a live guided mindful drawing meditation and a Q & A. Now’s your chance to try creative mindfulness in action and ask any questions you may have about it.

#artforaleppo – Artists Auctioning Art Online for Syria

#artforaleppo – Artists Auctioning Art Online for Syria

This morning on social media I saw posts about things I could do to help the civilians of Aleppo, but they didn’t seem enough. This morning I crouched, naked, vulnerable, and I thought about the mothers crouched in that city with dead children in their arms, the families crouched trying to shelter from the bombing. This morning I thought of women crouching giving birth. This morning I thought of all the things I might do that didn’t seem enough – and I made art and I tried to show up for the grief and the helplessness I was feeling. But it still wasn’t enough.

So I decided to do this… I decided to do #artforaleppo. And I’m going to ask you to help me do it too. We’re going to do it. They say artists are dreamers, so here’s what us dreamers are going to dream up. It’s simple – we’ll use social-media to auction our art for the people of Aleppo. It doesn’t matter if there’s only 1 of us or 1,000 – because I believe that even a little bit of compassion, empathy and action can make a difference in the face of suffering.

Here’s what you can do to be part of #artforaleppo

    An #ensoaday: My month of Zen Circles and how it went global

    An #ensoaday: My month of Zen Circles and how it went global

    On the first day of June, I made an enso. You can read more about that here. After a few days of loving them, I decided to make an enso a day for a whole month.  A few days after that, I invited other people to join in on social media. Since then the project’s gone global and I’ve decided to extend it for another month. (More about that here.)

    But beyond all of this, it’s just been me, living, breathing, creating day to day, and discovering more and more about the magic of this ancient meditative symbol as time went by. Enso, I have discovered, are a gateway and a threshold, they are the point where the empty, luminous, awake nature of reality takes form. They are completeness and wholeness and the peace that brings. They are a point in time and space, utterly unique and utterly impermanent.

    An #ensoaday – Mindful Drawing Project for Everyone

    An #ensoaday – Mindful Drawing Project for Everyone

     * The #ensoaday project has gone global! And I’m continuing for another month – through July. So come and join us. From New Zealand to the USA, from Italy to Scotland – we’re all making zencircles and practicing mindfulness and creativity together.*