Get a glimpse of the artist’s paintings on display located inside the Halton Hills Cultural Centre upper and lower deck. The art exhibition will run through to September 2nd.
Thank you to Judy Daley, curator of the Gallery for providing the space and ensuring our 1st annual exhibition would be a success.
Congratulations to the artists!! Your participation in helping raise awareness for the organization has certainly left an impression. Being my first experience organizing such an event, it was a pleasure to see the end result.
The art exhibition was one of three events put on this summer by the HBHAS. Come see and experience The Colours of Ontario ~ Four Seasons, in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. You’ll be delighted you did. Happy 150th Birthday CANADA!
Here’s a list of all the artists who participated in the exhibition.
Fall Schedule 2017
Excited to share the Fall line up of harp workshops.
Fri Sept 22 – Introduction to Harp
Fri Oct 20 – Introduction to Harp
Fri Oct 27 – HARP CIRCLE
Fri Nov 17 – Introduction to Harp
Fri Dec 8 – HARP CIRCLE
Introduction to Harp – Cost: $45/per
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play the harp? Would you like to experience something NEW? Learn to play the harp for comfort, healing, and relaxation. No prior music training necessary. Learn the basics and play on your very own harp.
Harp Circle – Cost: $35/per
Join in for a different harp experience! Harp circles start with a set of 6 small rainbow harps used in a group. Our goal is to bring people together for creative music making, socializing, and adding to their harpers’ journey. This workshop experience is perfect for your mental health and to de-stress from the daily grind and relax with the soothing sounds and vibrations you create on your own rainbow harp.
All workshops are delivered in a safe and positive environment reflecting the different needs of the group and individuals.
Space is limited so sign up today!
Call: Francesca 416-505-4014
Visit JCHAC for more details: http://www.joshuacreekarts.com/2017/03/10/harping-for-wellness-workshop/
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Who Can Resist The Northern Lights Harp Fest?
Excited to be part of this year’s event…finally. I’ve waited for what seems like forever for the right time when everything would fall into place so I can attend. Well, 2017 is the year I get to see what all the talk is about. Even better, this year I’ll happily be representing the Harp For Healing program with Director, Mary Stevens.
I’ve signed up for workshops with Diana Rowan, Ray Pool, and Frank Volt to name a few of the presenters, artists, and musicians over the weekend. Out of my comfort zone? Maybe, but it’s good to try new things so I’m delighted to join in and participate. How exciting!!!!
Here’s the link for more information: northernlightsharpfest.com
Could This Be You?
To all my friends who are introverts and the extroverts who try to understand.
In case you’re wondering, yes, in the picture you get a glimpse inside my happy place.
Where can you escape from everyday life and feel completely free and at ease? That could very well be your happy place. For me, that’s here at home in my music room, and the place where I create, consult and mentor. As you can see if it’s colorful I’m in.
The beauty of happiness is subjective. And in my opinion, it is also a state mind.
My happy place is made up of music and MARI®. It brings the ultimate in peace and joy. Even better, I’m able to share that joy in community facilitating MARI® workshops at the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre.
Having a set of rainbow harps not only tickles me pink, sharing harp music, facilitating workshops and playing for myself and others allows a return to inner peace. At least that’s how I feel.
Taking a moment to be creative is a joyful experience. Becoming a MARI® practitioner is the best education I could give myself. For me personally, it has provided more joy and happiness than I ever could have imagined. Most recently, having a client call to book a session for herself and her daughter, as a gift for her daughter’s 21st birthday, let’s me know I’m on the right path. To hear a young lady of 21 say, “I loved it” is music to my ears.
Her mother, a graphic artist, is creator of the beautiful mandala you see in the photograph. I’m always amazed at what clients create during a session. I alway say, “…surprise yourself.” Well, this client certainly did.
Finding your happy place is pleasurable and freeing. It’s as if one becomes lost in the moment and time stands still. Having an emotional connection with nature is important too. I love spending time walking in the woods before a client visit.
“The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.” ~ Thucydides
Over the years I’ve come to appreciate my happy place. And it started with a return to self finding inner peace.
If you’re looking for your happy place ask yourself, “Am I free? Am I being me?”
Should you ever slip, or lose sight of your happy place, fear not. Instead, welcome a new and exciting journey before you.
What I know for sure, simplicity is key. Stay optimistic about the future.
Our hearts crave joy and happiness. Life will provide more than you could ever imagine. First, recognize and connect, and for some reconnect, to your happy place.
My workshops will start again in September 2017 @Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre. For more details visit:
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Inner work and reflection is an ongoing process. To move through different stages in life, some more pleasant than others leaves room for more growth and personal development. Leadership from within and being your very best IS the heart of making positive change. Only then can we inspire others around us to take that same leap of faith.
To develop a purpose-filled identity will take time. More important, it’s essential to shine from the inside out while feeding your spirit with authentic heart connections.
Hit the pause button slow down a little and take the time to reflect. On a recent trip to the east coast, that’s exactly what I did. What I know for sure is the time away was worth it.
Is it time for you to be the heart of change?
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A beautiful card with a simple message. Enjoy!
Love yourself. Make peace with who you are and where you are at this moment in time. Listen to your heart. If you can't hear what it's saying in this noisy world, make time for yourself. Enjoy your own company. Let your mind wander among the stars. Try. Take chances. Make mistakes. Life can be messy and confusing, but it's also full of surprises. The next rock in your path may be a stepping stone. Be happy. When you don't have what you want, want what you have. Make do. That's a well-kept secret of contentment. There aren't any shortcuts to tomorrow. You have to make your own day. To know where you're going is only part of it. You need to know where you've been too. And if you get lost, don't worry. The people who love you will find you. Count on it. Life isn't days and years. It's what you do with time and with all the goodness and grace that's inside of you. Make a beautiful life... The kind of life you deserve.
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Another good read.
Have you been called to awaken to beauty? To see more deeply? To cultivate practices of attentiveness? “Mandala: Path To Beauty” written by Joan Kellogg is an inspiring book thoughtfully written and perfect to support MARI® practitioners.
Let beauty penetrate your heart by creating more of the same in your own life and sharing the experience(s) with others.