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Artists and creative professionals thrive in unconventionality. They reinvent themselves and find their way through impossible situations. In these interviews, we explore the grit and grace of their journey and discover what they hope to experience next!

Creative at the Wheel Julie Claire

    • Arts
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Artists and creative professionals thrive in unconventionality. They reinvent themselves and find their way through impossible situations. In these interviews, we explore the grit and grace of their journey and discover what they hope to experience next!

    How A Wasp From Texas Discovered Peruvian Shamanism with Barbara Snow

    How A Wasp From Texas Discovered Peruvian Shamanism with Barbara Snow

    Barbara Snow was born and lived most of her life in the States; she now lives in Villa Banba, Ecuador  with her dogs and is a writer of what her friends call "science faction", crafting stories of process that enlighten and entertain. She has written and published around 20 books.
    Her biggest transformation came early on, when her bridegroom of 6 weeks had a stroke and she took care of him until he died.  Coming through the dark night, Barbara was introduced to Shamanism through a Peruvian Shaman named Oscar Miro-Quesada and she credits this spiritual path as saving her life.
    Barbara shares how she has followed her guidance and given herself a lot of permission to be wildly creative, periodically reinventing herself and finding new ways of living fully expressed. 
    Barbara's Info:
    Barbara's Amazon.com page:  https://www.amazon.com/Barbara-Snow/e/B01N7OK0BK/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
    https://www.facebook.com/barbesnow
    Twitter @barbarasn
     
    Julie's Info:
    Mentoring/Coaching /Experiences for creatives of all kinds: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com
    The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/
    Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/
    https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig

    • 52 min
    From Zimbabwe To Scotland Against All Odds, Making and Teaching Art with Donald Hargrove

    From Zimbabwe To Scotland Against All Odds, Making and Teaching Art with Donald Hargrove

    Donald Hargrove's most recent collection of digital paintings "The Landscape of Origins" is an exquisite testimony to his connection to nature and the essence of life. 
     
    From a young age, Donald Hargrove knew he wanted to be an artist.  Born and raised in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia then), Donald's life was shaped by deep friendships with his neighbors, his love of the land, and the joy he first experienced at the Mzilikazi Art Centre.
     
    Most recently, he survived extraordinary surgeries that saved his life from a disease that took his right arm, shoulder girdle and major musculature on one side, and reconnected him with his love of art making during the intense lockdowns of Covid in Scotland.
     
    He is exhibiting again, and shares his journey of healing and creative discovery here with Julie.
    Donald's Info:
    https://www.donaldhargrove.co.uk/https://www.instagram.com/donald_hargrove_art/
    https://www.facebook.com/donald.hargrove.71/
     
    Growing up in Zimbabwe during such an intense period of history. (When it was still Rhodesia)
    Finding his dream of being an artist
    Attending art school in Scotland and then living in London as an active artist
    Surviving a catastrophic health event and returning to art teaching
    The gift of COVID and his new relationship to art
     
    Julie's Info: 
    Mentoring/Coaching /Experiences for creatives of all kinds: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com
    The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/
    Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/
    https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig
     

    • 56 min
    My Surprising Life With Poetry with David Coleman

    My Surprising Life With Poetry with David Coleman

    David has been a ski patroller, has skied 21,000 feet in the Andes, has travelled to Tibet, Peru and to other parts of the world, has been a full time potter, an inventor and more recently a school bus driver.  Through all of his different iterations, poetry has come with him, and has given him a sense of purpose and a way to explore the world that keeps him sane and gives him a soulful way to be with people and be seen.
    David shares what it was like to eventually meet Robert Bly and Mary Oliver and how his own poetry has developed over the years and how what he calls "the language of dreams" shapes his poetry life now.
    David's relaxed and yet potent experience with reading and writing poems  is a refreshing and accessible lifelong journey, full of many surprises.  
     
    David's Contact Info:
    primarymotion.one@gmail.com
    To contact David about buying his 2005 self published poetry book "And All This Time" or about the ongoing weekly poetry circle, please email him.
     
     
     
    Julie Claire Info:Mentoring/Coaching /Experiences for creatives of all kinds: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com
    The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/
    Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/
    https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig
     

    • 50 min
    Gathering The Forces of Friends and Art Making with Poet Joan Logghe.

    Gathering The Forces of Friends and Art Making with Poet Joan Logghe.

    Joan Logghe has lived a life of poetry in La Puebla, New Mexico.
    Santa Fe's poet laureate from 2010-2012, she is an exuberant story teller and well known around the world for her poetry and her art classes.
    In this conversation with Julie, she shares her experience of dealing with the harshest of realities—that of clinical depression. In the last couple of years, Joan let go of writing and everything she had been doing as her daily life reinvented itself around the simplest of pleasures and good friendships.  Her story is an uplifting testimony to how the Universe can step in when we have no idea what to do. 
    Joan's Info:
    www.joanlogghe.com
     
    Steven Skoczen's book:  No B******t Guide to Depression 
     
    Julie's Info:
    Transformational coaching for individuals: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com
    The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/
    Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/
    https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig

    • 44 min
    The Gospel of Thomas As My Workbook with Hannah Rappaport

    The Gospel of Thomas As My Workbook with Hannah Rappaport

    Hannah Rappaport made a dramatic exit from her conventional life as housewife and mother and entered the world of Gnosticism at the age of forty. 
     
    Always someone who experienced visions, she experienced this initiation as her entrance into what she knew was her life's work, living true to her soul's purpose from the inside out.
     
    Now living in Taos, New Mexico, Hannah and Julie uncover the spiritual thread of her life and where it has taken her.
     
    Born in Israel Jewish
    Being raised in California with loving parents in the time of sex, drugs and rock and roll
    Being a housewife and a mother
    Releasing her identities and roles and becoming a mystic
    Being guided every step of the way
    What life looks like now
     
    Hannah's Info:
    Website:  https://house-of-freedom.com/
    The book----Gospel of Thomas:
    http://gnosis.org/naghamm/nhl_thomas.htm
    Also a good website for anything pertaining to Gnosticism.
     
    A good printed book of Rumi
    https://smile.amazon.com/Essential-Rumi-Jalal-al-Din/dp/0062509586/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
     
     
    Julie's Info:
    Transformational Coaching and Mentoring for creatives of all kinds: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com
    The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/
    Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/
    https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig

    • 52 min
    Decoupling My Identity From Work And Money with Danielle Cadhit

    Decoupling My Identity From Work And Money with Danielle Cadhit

    This transformational tale is a fairy tale for modern times—how the young successful consultant found her way back to her love of life.
    After being successful as a corporate consultant to big pharma, Danielle Cadhit experienced burnout and went on a sabbatical where she prioritized her gut experience and her playful side.  She ultimately reinvented herself in a way that honors her playfulness, and creativity as much as her work savvy and innovation. She is no longer defined by her money or her job. 
    This tale inspires all of us to heed the signs of deep discontent and not be lured by external success; instead, to find another way to live, even if it means leaving something you're good at.
    The gifts and challenge of being born to immigrant parents 
    The script of success
    Her big pharma consulting success at an early age
    Burnout
    Her turn towards nonprofit work
    The ball pit and her return to play
    A seven month sabbatical
    No longer being defined by her job/money
    Coming home to herself
    Danielle's Info:
    https://twitter.com/danecads
     
     
    Julie's Info:
    Transformational experiences for creatives of all kinds: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com
    The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/
    Intuitive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/
    https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig
     

    • 51 min

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