Everyone has an inner artist.

Everyone has an inner artist.

Self-judgment can impede the enjoyment of creating art. It’s possible to put the inner critic aside and approach art as play—a time to enjoy exploration of color or line or form without the pressure to create a masterpiece. The goal is fun. More fun equals less stress. Fun and play equals happiness.

Coffee – a pleasurable addiction..

I’ve made it a significant part of my life’s quest to eat healthily and focus on food with benefits.However, I am far from perfect and... Read More "Coffee – a pleasurable addiction.."

A new day..

So Valentine’s Day was a huge sugar and saturated fat hit; I enjoyed every minute of the love and deliciousness and today I make amends.I... Read More "A new day.."

Pre-School during Covid and Resources for Parent

What are we to do? Are we safe to send our children to school? It certainly doesn’t appear so; why can’t we make an effort... Read More "Pre-School during Covid and Resources for Parent"

Butternut squash, a starchy carb with benefit

Roasted butternut squash prepared this way is one of my favorite things in life! I’ve had a lifelong quest to find ways to have vegetables... Read More "Butternut squash, a starchy carb with benefit"

Fresh Fruit First

The anti-inflammatory breakfast first course...in the best of all possible worlds. Organic, in-season fruit salad, eaten by itself, 25 minutes before the protein and a... Read More "Fresh Fruit First"

Health

Quick-to-Disappear GranolaThis recipe is my version of the granola recipe in Peter D’Adamo’s Diet by Blood Type book. I use organic ingredients whenever possible but... Read More "Health"

Childhood

Tasse is an amazing early childhood educator with a flair for acting and hilarity. I always wish I had known her when my children were... Read More "Childhood"

Virtual Classes

Online Art Class to Improve Health

In today’s world, mental health is more important than ever. Art is one great outlet you can take advantage of to improve your health, and Stephanie Shorr wants to help. She offers her virtual art class to improve health for anyone of any skill level. Whether you want to simply improve your art skills or experience a healthy change of lifestyle, her class can help.

Take Advantage of an Online Art Class to Improve Health

You may not want to leave the comfort and safety of your home, which is totally understandable. That’s why Stephanie Shorr offers her classes online. She offers one-on-one sessions and group sessions, so you can choose which option is best for your needs.

Art helps you connect your inner world to the outer world. The process of creation supports mental, physical, and spiritual health, and Stephanie believes that practicing art is a great way to bring positive outcomes into your life. Don’t let self-doubt or judgment stifle your inner artist. No matter how much skill you have at the moment, you can benefit from Stephanie’s professional lessons.

And don’t worry; she doesn’t have grades or expect masterpieces. The goal of her online art classes is for you to have fun, feel good, and improve your health, so join Stephanie in her Mixed Media MeetUps or for One-on-One Mentoring for Art and Health.

Connect With Stephanie Shorr Today

Stephanie has years of experience as both an artist and a health advocate. She’s done everything from studying and working in the arts to developing fitness programs for the community. Her goal now is to combine her two loves in a way that helps others. Her virtual art classes can improve your health and help your love of creativity blossom.

Connect with Stephanie today by filling out the online contact form. You can also email her directly at stephanieshorr@me.com. You’ll love her art classes.

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At Least 8 Hours of Sleep to Improve Health and Productivity

I was amazed when I spent 8 1/2 hours in bed, 7 1/2 hours were sleeping, 1 hour was meditating, and I had so much more energy for the entire day. I even tackled (and completed) projects I had procrastinated about! It was very satisfying.
Something so simple, and obvious improves mental and physical health..and it’s free! This is a no-brainer. I know I need to pay more attention to the care and feeding of my physical body. I’m often distracted by the non-stop interference of my busy, busy mind, always ready with something else I ‘“need” to do.. with my body running behind, trying to keep up with my right-brained non-stop torrent of what I need to do next.

A book I read while quarantining in a sublime straw-bale house I rented while in northwest Colorado taught me to observe my mind from my awareness. It changed everything for me! Instead of constantly reacting to my thoughts, I positioned myself behind them, taking them all in and letting go where appropriate. Now there was a light going on – I had thought my mind was directing me; I learned that the mind is always trying to improve your situation and sometimes it’s hard to get clarity in the middle of all that hubbub. I found that viewing my mind from my awareness, like a calm and silent Buddha, allowed me to review and resolve situations and improve outcomes. Much better for mental and physical health..

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Coffee – a pleasurable addiction..

I’ve made it a significant part of my life’s quest to eat healthily and focus on food with benefits.
However, I am far from perfect and I have to admit, finally, I have an extremely addictive personality – although it goes much deeper than “personality” – it seeps into the deep recesses of the my visualized soul/cell barrier (kind of like the blood/brain barrier).
I realized this yesterday, as I suffered through a day of headache pain so severe I was sure I could die, that had the nerve to occur because I had cut back on coffee (which I adore) too quickly.
I couldn’t eat the entire day and for me, that never happens! If I don’t have breakfast I become sad and morose. I may eat less some days but food is required. I believe in intermittent fasting, but only from after dinner til breakfast, ideally like 7 or 8 pm to 7 or 8 am.

Vivid and Vibrant Gallery of Watercolor & Drawing


Title: Rooftop Cat on a Mission
Size & Medium: 12.5″ x 16″, Watercolor
Description: Lucky cats at this house – a sloping coral rock wall leads easily to the roof making for easy and frequent adventures..

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Title: Wes Anderson Movie Dream

Size & Medium: 14″ x 10″, Watercolor

Description: My dreams fell under the influence of Wes Anderson’s memorable movie sets; they evoke the same reaction in me as beautiful paintings.

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Title: Color Play

Size & Medium: 16″ x 12″, Watercolor

Description: Washes in water color on an abstract background creates beautiful detail in color-oncolor and many “happy accidents”.

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Title: Fantasy Counterscape with Cats

Size & Medium: 16″ x 12″, Watercolor

Description: This is a fantasy collage of my kitchen counter with cats added from great poses in photos. Fantasy because cats are not ok on the counter!! Ever!

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Title: Flowering Seedlings

Size & Medium: 18″ x 24″, Watercolor

Description: Plant forms have always fascinated me, especially as a bud opens into a flower.

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Title: The Tulips and the Swan

Size & Medium: 18″ x 24″, Watercolor

Description: Flowers and swans symbolize beauty on the planet to me.

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Title: Blue Cat on a Roof

Size & Medium: 10″ x 14″, Watercolor

Description: Cats find the best vantage point to observe their territory.

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Title: The Llama and the Egg

Size & Medium: 14″ x 10″, Watercolor

Description: The Llama and the Egg is the title of a children’s book I haven’t written but want to..

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Title: College Fantasy

Size & Medium: 14″ x 13.75″, Ink (Vintage!)

Description: Fascination with detail and odalisques by Ingrès were influences, as well as a love for Mucha, Magritte and whimsical art.

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Title: 36th Street, Hampden, Baltimore

Size & Medium: 20″ x 14″, Ink (Vintage!)

Description: I would sit on a bench on 36th Street and sketch storefronts to use in my illustrations drawn with Rapidograph pens. Hampden was funky before the rebirth; not so many beehive hairstyles then but I’m sure the waitresses still called everyone “hon.”

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