Do you know a grieving child? April 23rd, 2013 by Cherie Ray

imagesCAK6R03PDo you know a child who is grieving a loss?  I have a suggestion for you that will support the ones you care about as they deal with their loss.  The loss can be from death of a person, pet or loss of a particular way of life.  Maybe one parent is no longer living in the house?  In the Studio recently, the idea appeared to create a  journal for the grieving child to continue to have a place for them to communicate with the one they love.  Too often the recovery of the grieving process is inhibited due to incomplete emotional communication between the griever and the one they cared about.  The specific journal creates a sacred space for the griever to share what they are feeling, to share news about their life, and to honor the relationship they share.

It’s as easy as getting a composition book from the dollar store and to encourage the child cover it with favorite (color Xeroxes) photos from their times together or their favorite photos of the one that is no longer around.  The action of creating the book supports the griever while the completed book represents a place holder for their treasured connection.

When the book is complete, explain to the child that their creation is for them to communicate everything they wish to share.  The book is theirs and theirs alone to honor and collect their thoughts.  If the person they miss is alive but not close, they can use this book to collect everything they’ve wanted to share when they weren’t together.  When they do get the opportunity to connect the child has so much ready to share.  If the one they love is departed, they have permission to continue to honor their relationship in their way.

Too often, losses are too quickly glossed over.  This tool honors the griever, their relationships, and supports their recovery.

Don’t Miss this! January 12th, 2012 by Cherie Ray

If you have plans to be in Dallas soon, don’t miss The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the Dallas Museum of Art through February 12, 2012. The curation of the exhibit is as interesting as the works!

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dm-art.org%2F&ei=PO8OT5vRIPD0sQKlptjEAw&usg=AFQjCNGuJ4UfORVnna55OD-I99E573PciQ&sig2=j1M9EVZQAcpjaOJ5Fms9wg

The Stars Tonight are Big & Bright! January 11th, 2011 by Cherie Ray

Visionary Vision Boards were rockin’ and a rollin’ tonight! The sky is brighter tonight because many dreams were launched to the heavens. Thanks to all who set their dreams in motion!october2008-016

Beach Trees in Bloom May 5th, 2010 by Cherie Ray

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Neil Young August 28th, 2009 by Cherie Ray

neilyoung“I don’t think you can get there if you don’t aim at it.” Neil Young

A great definition of Intention. Love the truth in his statement.

Neil explains a bit about his creative process in these interviews:
http://www.charlierose.com/view/clip/9532
http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/9176

COSM – Allison and Alex Grey August 13th, 2009 by Cherie Ray


2009 Visionaries at Omega
Check out the vision Alex and Allison are creating, COSM.
http://www.alexgrey.com/

Love the Creativity here! June 10th, 2009 by Cherie Ray

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even more Eye Candy from the Art Car Parade May 9th, 2009 by Cherie Ray

Peacock Mobile

Peacock Mobile

more Art Car Eye Candy May 9th, 2009 by Cherie Ray

The Peep Mobile!

The Peep Mobile!

more Art Car Eye Candy May 9th, 2009 by Cherie Ray

Texas School Bus....whoa!

Texas School Bus....whoa!