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I’ve been a professional artist for the past 20 years and it was at my solo surf art show where I was invited to teach skateboard art in West Seattle four years ago that first sparked my love of teaching art.
I discovered that I was good at sharing what I know about the creative process so I started traveling up to Canada, Oregon and in Washington teaching adults Intuitive art journaling and drawing and painting the portrait and fashion art and skateboard art to youth and it was when I was teaching a group of at-risk youth that it came clear to me that I have more to offer than just facilitating creativity.
From 1990 and for the next 12 years, I lived in China, Malaysia and the Philippines it was in Manila where I studied with Master Li Jun Feng. He taught me how to cultivate happy chi in my body, a Sheng Zhen practice that I taught for many years there, in Canada and in the United States.
Then 9 years ago I started studying with the Dhyan Vimal Academy in Canada and Malaysia and I learned that living a life obsessing about myself and my little bubble of reality is a very small way to live. So last year, I took the teachings about mindfulness and meditation and created the content for the Brave Art workbook so that my students could be reminded of the many tools of self-awareness and healing that are available to them. I then created the art program, lecture content and started traveling with it and what an amazing year it has been.
It has been enormously rewarding to see the fabulous responses my in-person teachings have cultivated and that is what has inspired the e-course as it is my hope that more kids can harness these tools for maturity and happiness so that they may blossom into beautiful adults.