Thursday, January 13, 2011


I had an awesome experience yesterday, witnessing the healing power and potential of art making @ a homeless shelter in oakland california. I was able to see glimpses of this path I'm choosing to take in life, emotionally and heart breaking at times. The experience really opened my eyes and blew me away, I'm so eager for many more of these moments.

In reflection, these words by Dr. Kent M. Keith uplifted me,

People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Year, New Sketchbook!

This sketchbook is dedicated to me just having fun with what I love to do!

spray paint & colored pencils on paper ©2011 ℕO⊻∧

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Street Art Finds Me

I went home for the holidays & during my visit my mom and I went to NYC to see my aunt and explore! During the trip I came across 5 Pointz- "Graffiti Museum" in Queens! Even though I've been to Queens many times to see my Aunt, I'd never seen this vibrant collection of street art on a huge warehouse that incloses artist's studio, so cool. Like all kinds of street art, this no different: are stored like files in my brain. This whole concept of street art & art therapy is continuing to evolve for me and I'm 100% sure I'll be doing my thesis on this. (More exciting news on this topic will be posted shortly.) For now, some pictures!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Slideshow of Postcards!

International Postcard Art Exchange Update!

A couple days ago I decided to sit out on my balcony on a sunny day and finished all my postcards! I absolutely love this experience! I sent out all my postcards yesterday & it was such an awesome feeling! I'm excited for everyone to get a postcard from me & I'm excited to see the surprises in my mailbox from other art therapists/students from around the world.

ALL of these postcards are recorded in my facebook album, so make sure to add me & check each one out! I made a total of 26 postcards, two extra for a couple friends from Marywood that went on to graduate school for Art Therapy (Alexandria, VA & Portland, OR) The rest were all assigned to me from ATWB from the following places: Lakewood, OH, Beverly Hills, MI, Seattle, WA, Plainville, CT, Saint Louis MO, Buena Vista, CO, Sarasota, FL, Dallas TX, Newmarket, NH, Carmel, NY, Marietta, GA, Astoria, NY, Annandale, VA, Mayfield Heights, OH, Peabody, MA, Mississauga, ON, Bundoora Australia, Castanheira do Ribatejo Portugal, Tseung Kwan O.N.T Hong Kong, Kingston Jamaica, Lancashire UK, Singapore, Piario Italy.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sacramento Artwalk!

Opening night for the juried NorCATA member only art exhibit Soul Awareness at the Old Weatherstone in Sacramento!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

To Write Love on Her Arms Day

I just wanted to take some time to write & reflect on this awesome non profit movement- TWLOHA & their awesome vision. I love the video below: individuals express how the stigma of depression, addiction, or any mental health struggles can really prevent people from getting help. This group exists to share with you the vision that you're not alone. This stigma must be broken. Just as people struggle with diabetes or asthma, those with mental health struggles are no different, you were born this way. It is so strange, our world. That mental health has this stigma. To Write Love on Her Arms's vision is that collective community and hope can replace secrets and silence. The vision is that you were created to love and be loved, and that your life matters so much! The vision is to reduce the suicide rate. The vision is hope & that hope is real. You should never have to feel like your on your own. TWLOHA exists to promote finding help and treatment for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. If you know anyone suffering from any of these, tell them about this movement. Your life is worth fighting for.


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