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Welcome to Minette’s blog where she shares about what matters to her, makes her curious or invokes wonder and awe. Plus poetry, she loves poetry.

SoulCollage: Making friends with my Monsters

SoulCollage: Making friends with my Monsters

SoulCollageĀ®: Making friends with my Monsters If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I am passionate about art, collage and personal development. I love using SoulCollageĀ® and intuitive art practices to tame some gremlins and make friends...

How do you practice the art of appreciation?

Core Values in Action: How do you practice the art of appreciation? We can talk about our core values all day long, we can make a list and hang it on our fridge (I did) but if we don't understand how to put that value into action, we are not genuinely embracing or...

Intuitive Collage and Spring Cleaning for a Woman’s Spirit

Intuitive Collage and Spring Cleaning for a Woman’s Spirit

Spring cleaning for your Spirit! by Dr. Minette Riordan If you are anything like me you are experiencing a bit of spring fever! Spring is my favorite time of year. At the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, our minister commented that "Spring in Santa Barbara is like...

Deep Necessity: The Secret of Success for Artists and Creatives?

Deep Necessity: The Secret of Success for Artists and Creatives?

Iā€™ve been cleaning out my studio and office this week in preparation for a few girlfriends who are coming for art camp next week. And in one of the piles of paper I came across an article written by Brendon Burchard for Success magazine on the topic of Deep Necessity....

Make Time For Your Art

Make Time For Your Art

Do you wonder how to make time for your art? How much time are you willing to invest? What else are you willing to let go of to make space for your art? I found this mandala I drew in 2011 - 10 years ago. That's how long I've been on my creative journey to being able...

Painting to Heal

Painting to Heal

There are many, many paths to healing the wounds, doubts and stories we hold in our hearts and bodies around creativity. The one that has transformed my own life most dramatically is painting. I love painting to heal stories and create wholeness out of the fragmented...