Healing the Soul with Art

Good Morning… For the past week, because of the fires in my community, we have not been able to leave our home but for picking up essentials at the market. My seven year old granddaughter and I have been playing lots of games and making art.

We decided to make our own collage papers. One thing we have an abundance of in our home is paper and lots of art supplies.

We painted on watercolor paper and then made photocopies for later use. We laughed a lot and inspired one another and thoroughly enjoyed each others company. Lasting fun memories through a difficult time.

Here is the beginning of some collage work.


Good Morning…I’ve been off line for a few days because of devastation in my community of Thousand Oaks, CA. Starting on Wednesday, we had a mass shooting at a local restaurant, 12 people were killed. As our town was coping with that horrendous matter, on Thursday two fires broke out and as of right now more than 80,000 acres have burned causing horrible destruction of homes, businesses and terrain. One of the fires has some containment, but the other is out of control and making its way through the Santa Monica mountains down to Malibu Beach area. More than 250,000 people have been evacuated.

Our family is very grateful and lucky that we didn’t have to evacuate. We ┬áhad our bags packed and we were ready if we needed to leave. We only live a few miles from some of the worst damage.

Everyone here knows someone who has lost their home, or is evacuated not knowing what they will return too. We will now be helping those who need it most.

Your good thoughts are needed for this part of the country. Thanks so much.

Patterned Sycamore Leaf