From Detritus to Delight. Whidbey Life Magazine. Profile of the art and artists of the 2nd Annual Creative Recycled Art Projects show at WICA.
Went Dumpster Diving at WICA—found some C.R.A.P.… Profile of the art and artists featured in the Creative Recycled Art Projects show at WICA, March 4-5 and March 11 - 12, 2016.
The Inner Work of Partnership: Tools for Making the Personal Shift from Domination to Partnership. By Susan Carter and Sara Saltee. In the Interdisciplinary Journal for Partnership Studies, Vol 2, Issue 2.
Excerpt: "...we tend to think of “basic needs” in terms of bare bones survival: food, shelter, sex, etc. But the truth is that our needs for learning, connecting, and creating are just as foundational to our well-being as human animals. These are drives that are innate in our natures – if you have children or watch children you can see the basic truth of this – we want to know and understand, we want love and belonging, and we want to manipulate the stuff of the world with our hands and our minds as a way of making meaning, finding and expressing love for the world, learning who we are and what we can do, and leaving some kind of distinctive mark.
When, as adults, we cut ourselves off from any of those drives, we diminish our own humanity. In particular, when we don’t give ourselves permission or space to create, we cut ourselves off from our inner life and from the processes of meaning-making and we become alienated from ourselves. And that disconnection from our own inner lives creates tremendous hurt."