While Innerland is just beginning, my awe and reverence for the creative process is decades old. Before I was consciously aware of it, I was using the creative process to cope with being a sensitive person in a bewildering world. As a kid, it was my sanctuary - a place I could go where everything made sense. When I was teaching art to teenagers in the beginning of my career, I realized that they were also using the creative process to make sense of their worlds, to inspire meaning and to move through difficulty. Pursuing a master's degree in Transformative Arts allowed me to deepen my own painting practice and further solidified how profoundly powerful the creative process is. I then spent five years working in the corporate world applying creative problem-solving skills and unconventional methodology to managing people. I started Beam & Anchor with my husband in 2011 and discovered that the same concepts applied. To the degree that I can leverage my imagination to envision something new, take risks and wade through chaos is to the degree that I will be able to innovate original solutions and evolve beyond what's no longer working.
Rainer Maria Rilke says, "You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born." We all have images that want to be seen. They want to be cultivated and brought into being. These images hold the key to moving beyond what limits us. They usher us forward, drawing us deeper into ourselves and into life.
I am called to do this work because I believe whole-heartedly in the power of what's possible when we give birth to our images.
In addition to working with individuals, and groups, I also do onsite creative-problem solving workshops. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. If you'd like to read more about my background, you can do so here.