The one thing you have that nobody else has is your story

Posts tagged “expressive therapy

Services for Seniors

Posted on February 17, 2017


If you know of someone who could benefit from creating art stories with us, please utilize this brochure by handing out to residents in your community, as well as families who have loved ones struggling with complex age-related issues:


Magazine Heads

Posted on May 4, 2016


Made by seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s a great exercise in creativity and story telling. This project is also a good assessment to see where an individual is at in regards to constructing a figure and remembering body parts.

Art Stories Studio: Now Living in a Postcard

Posted on October 2, 2013

Sometimes, you have to leave what you know behind, all the while embracing hope.

Cleaving to different, exciting, overwhelming, scary, essential, joyful, great… You won’t know until you step out into the unknown.

It could be quiet or loud; small or big

It could be expansive, eye-opening and brimming with beauty…

This new story could be simple or complicated. It could be deep or shallow… You won’t know until you step out into the unknown.

I stepped out… and it’s made me stronger. It’s made my story richer; my heart full!

It’s a beauty to see and behold; it’s a tangible taste of glory and heaven.  (Ps. 18:19 He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.)

I’m in love with where the Lord has brought me; where he has opened doors, allowing me to share my gifts in Anchorage, Alaska.  (Ps. 16 You hold my lot; the lines have fallen for me in pleasant places. Indeed I have a beautiful inheritance.)

Starting this business, Art Stories Studio, has been the beginning of living out a good story and using art to bring healing and life to others; from Birmingham to Anchorage. Not the story I intended to write, but a story I’m thrilled to be living out; adventures around each turn. New perspective, new joy, new hopes and visions for life. (Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.)

The mountains change every day and I am a witness to them.

I am a witness to something so grand and beautiful and large and scary… this must be how ants feel.  (“The perspective of smallness that cultivates surprised wonder–grows gratitude, yields joy…” From Ann Voskamps book, 1000 Gifts).

Thanks for supporting Art Stories Studio with your thoughts and prayers! Our first year in Birmingham, Alabama was great and filled with opportunities at UAB,  Samford University, Childrens of Alabama Hospital, VSA Alabama, various schools and senior facilities around the city, and many individual clients. I’m so thankful to continue the vision for this place wherever the Lord leads. Please continue to lift up the work being done through this facet!

Get out there and live your art stories!

Girl Time/ Tween Time Sessions –Don’t miss out!

Posted on September 24, 2012

October is around the corner. How did fall get here so quickly?! Time really is like sand going between fingers sometimes! I want to take a minute and invite you to make the most of your Tuesday and Friday afternoons; if you have a daughter in the age  bracket of 6-12, then one of these two classes might be just what you need to slow down the clock and get to know your girl in a new way. Supplies are provided. Click on the links below for additional details. Do you have questions? Just email me at

Girl Time (moms + daughters, ages 6-9) During the month of October, join me on Tuesday afternoons as I work with mamas and their girls. Moms, your daughter is a person who is growing and changing. Get to know each other better through fun and interactive art enrichment activities.

Tween Time (moms + daughters, ages 10-12) During the month of October, join me on Friday afternoons as I facilitate interactive groups for moms and their daughters. Moms, It’s important to be intentional about spending time getting to know your daughter. It’s important to be away from home where you can talk and share experiences together.