Telling challenging stories in new ways
Stories tell us what we already knew and forgot, and remind us of what we haven't yet imagined.
Anne L. Watson
Exploring stories with common materials.
A tale, however slight, illuminates truth.
Telling them can:
celebrate triumphs, tackle fears and embrace change
help us shift perspectives
shine a light on what is important
free us from shackles that can bind us
People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact it's the other way around.
Fracturing my portrait.
Telling part of my story in a new way - exploring how to integrate media - voice, image, drawing and sound
Story is the vehicle we use to make sense of our lives in a world that often defies logic.
How will we tell
Individually with me or in small groups (in person or online):
taking an art-full and metaphorical approach overlaying different story structures like fairytales and myths onto our personal stories
using digital tools to tell your challenging stories in new ways by integrating music with your words in your voice with your artmaking or found images.
absolutely no experience is necessary! I will be your guide.
Using digital tools to support the story
If we are not aware that we are living a story, it's likely we are stuck inside a narrow and constricted one, a story bound tight around us by other people's definitions and expectations. Robert Moss
why talk to me?
passionate about stories and guiding others to tell theirs
patient, flexible, innovative, and learning all the time
neither judgmental nor do I interpret
respectful always and playful when appropriate
I tell the truth even if my voice shakes
I listen well, am present, and love collaborations
trained specifically in expressive arts - a field of practice grounded in evidence-informed and sound theoretical principles