Building Community With Mandalas

  One of the expressive arts activities facilitated during our recent “Creative Renewal Retreat” was a group Mandala project. Participants were invited to work together to create an image that represented their prayers for self, local community, and the world. I share the intuitive process of how this project unfolded below.  My intention is that Read more about Building Community With Mandalas[…]

How to Make a Recycled Journal

Turn your recycle bin into a work of art! Rev. Jeniffer Hutchins shares her step by step process from raiding the recycle bin, adding color, and binding the project together. Recycling has never been so much fun! Gather up paper and cardboard from your recycle bin. Items with a bit of weight such as post Read more about How to Make a Recycled Journal[…]

Ripples of Kindness

Spreading ripples of kindness in our community and beyond! Unity Arts Ministry participated in creating a special “Kindness Rocks” project in partnership with Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village and Hazel Grove Elementary School. This project concept came as a response to do something positive following the Las Vegas shooting on October 1, 2017. Unity Arts Ministry Read more about Ripples of Kindness[…]

Why its OK to Get Messy

One of the most beautiful things about keeping a Visual Journal, is that it doesn’t need to be beautiful!  A journal is meant as a private place for processing life – the good, the challenging, the joy, the pain. This week I want to remind you that it is OK to get messy in your Read more about Why its OK to Get Messy[…]

Using Your Hands

Your own hands can be a lovely place for starting a Visual Journal page.  Your hands allow you to feel and sense the world around you.  With your hands you connect and to communicate through text, a letter, a handshake or a hug.  Consider all your hands do; how they serve; what they create; and who Read more about Using Your Hands[…]

Wishes & Dreams

“Dreams and wishes, wishes and dreams… Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t.  you never know how they’ll turn out in the end.” -Audrey Wood, Jubal’s Wish December is often a time of creating wish lists.  Usually they are in the form of potential gifts we would like to receive from family or friends. This Read more about Wishes & Dreams[…]

5 Must Haves For Your Creativity Basket

Studies show that creativity thrives in a safe and supportive environment.  What better way to tell your creativity that you care than by setting time to be together and bringing a little gift. Today, I am going to share with you some of my favorite materials to have on hand for working (playing) in my Read more about 5 Must Haves For Your Creativity Basket[…]

Gratitude Journal

Inspired by the upcoming holiday, I created a Visual Journal page dedicated to all the blessings in my life.  In the following video I share with you the step-by-step process of the creation of my latest journal page.  It was such fun to fill my page with all I am grateful for and to play Read more about Gratitude Journal[…]

Blank Canvas

For more than 10 years, I have engaged in the practice of keeping a Visual Journal.  It has become one of my favorite creative outlets for processing life, exploring emotions, and tuning into the center of my own being.  Not only have I found tremendous healing and personal transformation through this process, but I have Read more about Blank Canvas[…]