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Shelley Klammer
Intuitive Art Explorations
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What I am Reading I recently interviewed Expressive Arts Therapist Marilyn Hagar author of Finding the Wild Inside for my Creative Process Portal. I asked Marilyn: "How is your creative process presently supporting you to grow, change and transform?" Marilyn shares: "In her book, Centering, the potter M.C. Richards wrote,... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at Shelley Klammer
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Expressive Arts Process - Temporary Vision Board Recently, I have been creating casual vision boards in my studio. I use push pins to fasten my magazine images onto a corkboard. I love these temporary works of art because as I shift internally, I can also shift my vision board. This... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at Shelley Klammer
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Loosening the Stuck Places "Focusing is a path of self-inquiry that welcomes nuanced experiences that we often overlook. We gently bring awareness into our bodies, which is where feelings and sensations reside. We allow and befriend whatever we are experiencing in a way that permits the stuck places to loosen... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at Shelley Klammer
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About a year ago, I discovered an older and sometimes glitchy collage app online, and I began processing my emotions through digital collage. Being an empathic person, I find that I can easily get emotionally accumulated by the energies of other people, and I was amazed at how much "emotional... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at Shelley Klammer
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An Intuitive Poetry Journal is Experimental I invite you to begin a very easy spontaneous creative practice and to take a journey deep into your body's spontaneous wisdom. In my one year expressive art and writing course, you will be invited to develop an experimental, intuitive journal, and fill it... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2022 at Shelley Klammer
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Over the years, my creative practices become simpler and simpler - sometimes to the point of sometimes just picking one image from a magazine a day, and meditating upon what it means to me. The Simplicity of Gluebooks Have you heard of gluebooks? I have been making gluebooks for over... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2021 at Shelley Klammer
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For as long as I can remember, I have longed to feel joy. In my twenties, I created "joy journals" by cutting and pasting beautiful things that sparked joy for me. Eventually, my life started to shape around my consecration to joy. The old fell away, and the new arrived.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2021 at Shelley Klammer
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The Bridging of Two Inner Worlds To be human is to be vulnerable in your humanness and indestructible in your spirit at the same time. In therapy, you can open up to the loss, limitation and conditioning of your human life. It is from your humanness that you are able... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2021 at Shelley Klammer
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What is Intuitive Painting? Do you know what intuitive painting is? Intuitive painting for the process instead of the end result. You can choose to suppress your emotions or accept and express them so that they can transform. Emotions hold tremendous energy, and when you paint your emotions out intuitively,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2021 at Shelley Klammer
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Over the years, it has been my honour and pleasure to share my expressive arts practices and principles with so many wonderful people all over the world. And, I have created a webpage of all my interviews and art demos for you HERE! Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2020 at Shelley Klammer
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I recently sent this lesson from my e-course 100 Days of Art Journal Therapy to someone I care about, and I thought this lesson should be more widely shared. An Emotional Approach to Healing Illness The emotional struggles that you cannot work out consciously will often work their way through... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2020 at Shelley Klammer
Thank-you Mairim!
Hi Ella - the sketchbook I am using is 9x6 inches. So glad you love the Collage Landscapes!
There is a creative practice course in the works Patricia!
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"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way." ~ Edward de Bono Are You Feeling Stuck in a Trauma Loop? Are you feeling stuck in repeating trauma patterns from the past that you cannot seem to think or feel your way... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2020 at Shelley Klammer
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"Eventually, you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is." ~ Gary Zukav It has been such a strange year, hasn't it? A year ago I was invited to present my approach to Depth Therapy at the Mind Body Spirit Conference in Toronto Canada,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2020 at Shelley Klammer
Hi Deliah, You can find the worksheet here: https://www.expressiveartworkshops.com/drawing-symbols-worksheet/
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2020 on Draw Your Inner Symbols at Shelley Klammer
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As promised, here is the creative activity I contributed to Rayne Lacko's new book for Teens, Dream Up Now! I share more about my personal life as a teen in the book. "Teens feel a wide range of sometimes-overwhelming, often-fluctuating, intense emotions. To help teens understand, manage, and channel their... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2020 at Shelley Klammer
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I have spent my summer editing my new book, and I have been longing to create some expressive art! I recently went to the thrift store and bought myself some old books to alter and expressively scribble in! Expressive Art Process - Messy Collage These free and messy collages are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2020 at Shelley Klammer
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Celebrations! My book is available on Kindle today! If you did not have a chance to see my interview with my friend Dawn Montefusco, we had such a great chat about my ten-year journey writing my feminine and nurturing interpretation of the 365 lessons in A Course in Miracles -... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2020 at Shelley Klammer
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I am releasing my new book only on Kindle, and so many of you have written me to say you prefer paper books! So, if you have been resistant to trying Kindle books, this article is for you. I became a "Kindle-Convert" because I love to read books here, there... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2020 at Shelley Klammer
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Did you know that I have created a compendium of 365 Self-Love Healing practices inspired by A Course in Miracles? I love to think about, write about and practice emotional healing techniques. This one, #274, from my book, "A Course in Creating Confidence" is such a beautiful healing practice, inspired... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2020 at Shelley Klammer
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I recently had such a good deep conversation with my friend Dawn about why I wrote a book about Self-Love. If you would like to listen to my interview about my new book with Dawn Montefusco, it can be easily accessed for one week. You can sign up for free... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2020 at Shelley Klammer
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Over the years, as a collage artist, I have become increasingly dissatisfied with the quality and quantity of the imagery in magazines. For this reason, I prefer to purchase older magazines from thrift stores, as the quality of paper and imagery is so much better. Magazines are also so much... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2020 at Shelley Klammer
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Recently in my Intuitive Collage Facebook group, a member posted an art demo by a young artist named Berber van Gorp. This is how she introduces herself on her YouTube channel: "My name is Berber I'm a 19 year old girl from the Netherlands." I started watching some of Berber's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2020 at Shelley Klammer