hello. my name is jessica.
originally from ontario, i have made vancouver island and the west coast my home for the last twelve years (with a few years in the beautiful prairie). while finishing my ba degree in anthropology and intercultural education, i became passionate about museums and spent a few years working on developing, designing and delivering programs, resources, and services for museum professionals across saskatchewan.
i have always loved arts and crafts — making things on my own and collaborating with others is restorative, delightful, and inspiring. during my time in saskatchewan, i started making art again and practicing yoga. now these two things are what i spend most of my time doing!
i moved back to the island and now, most recently, am living on the sunshine coast. i have completed my yoga teacher training. i am passionate about the way art and yoga can help us accept and listen and change and create – individually, in community, and globally. i am curious and committed to learning about the ways in which we hold and manifest creativity and resilience throughout our lives. my next step is to learn how to combine yoga and art for healing for myself and others that i work with.
i love painting, drawing, reading, felting, days on the beach, my family, brunch with friends, baking vegan, gluten-free cookies, helping people move, dancing in the kitchen, listening to soulful music, listening in general, collaborating on projects, researching, and studying.
i created this blog to explore
* community-based arts and crafts projects, processes, and experiences
* arts and crafts, yoga, spirituality, social justice
* creativity, collective processes and experiences
* connect ideas and dreams and art and social justice
* and offer links to awesome websites and articles about arts, crafts, health, social justice, community-based arts, spirituality and more!
i also share my own arts and crafts (photography, visual art, needle-felted creatures) and offer reflections of my own healing journey.
please share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences on the sharing and learning page! what is happening in your communities? what do you think and feel about arts and crafts in your daily life? what is most important to you?
Let’s share… I would love to hear from you.
FB: heart as home – yoga and art: (https://www.facebook.com/HeartAsHome)
FB: arts and crafts collective: (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arts-and-crafts-collective/174991905872706 )