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Art in Living

Art in Living

By Barbara Mosher

Are you ready to step into you own power? Creativity is a resource we all have within ourselves, we can find that inner creative and healer that can be elusive. Using the arts to take control of past hurts, solving mental blocks, coping with unexpected health issues, grief or just those emotions that keep us up at night. We will discuss Increasing ones awareness, solving mental blocks, and finding other ways to get beyond what is preventing you from living your fullest life.

In this Podcast we will talk about the creative self and talk to others connecting with their inner artist.
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Let's Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Let's Go on a Scavenger Hunt
With the holidays coming up, planning a scavenger hunt for the family or to entertain a group of kids, seems like a great way to spend the time. If you are creative, maybe get a group together and find elements for a collective piece or art. So many ways this could be devised and created. What about a cooking scavenger hunt with the final collection of items is used to create a meal, or dish or even a pizza. I’m just having fun in thinking of all the ways and ideas for a scavenger hunt. I haven’t been involved in one in such a long time I thought it might be fun to get everyone that listens to play along. While we can’t get together as a group or divide into teams, this one will be an individual event. So here goes, if you aren’t driving, jot down this list for your own scavenger hunt. Find someone that needs a hug. Find something that is your favorite color Find a newly fallen leaf and look closely at its color and detail Follow the smell of someones fireplace fire and pause and send them warm wishes (no need to knock on the door…just anonymously while outside) Find something you can make a gift for someone Find something to make a piece of art with Find someone and ask them about them. Find a tree and thank it for its strength and wisdom Find something to give to someone else that makes them smile. Find something that makes you happy. See my Art
05:08
November 09, 2022
Catastrophe and Dysfunction
Catastrophe and Dysfunction
There have been times, especially lately where I feel like a whirling dervish with all of the upheaval strife and chaos happening. Yes, there has always been societal issues, but it sure feels like a 10 fold increase. Is it the news media propagating it, or is the world itself a whirling dervish. Every day there seems to be another catastrophe. From violent weather to human toll of war. It is overwhelming the tragedy that seems to be increasing that people are living through. Then, I look around and see so much dysfunction on display that I feel there is something going on that is creating this lack of normalcy. I have a few thoughts of my own, but this is not at the forum that I want to get into that and debates on. I just want to bring an awareness and possibly some solutions that could help each of us individually. I believe if we make a small change, it will have a ripple effect to the greater mankind. Ripple effect has been defined as an abstract metaphor to describe how our actions (or Non- actions) reverberate throughout the physical and social world. We are all connected and these connections stretch like an incredibly interwoven and complicated tapestry. Each of us exists within our own tapestry. Thoughts and actions are like stones dropped in a pond and they create the ripples that travel and reach outward. View my new art pieces
05:14
November 01, 2022
The Sounds that Matter
The Sounds that Matter
Ancient recognize sound, vibration, and frequency as powerful forces that influence influence life all the way down to the cellular level. The gifted Greek philosopher Pythagoras prescribed music as medicine, asserting that the musical intervals he discovered are clear expressions of sacred geometry. He stated that music is the phenomena of numbers in time reflecting the structure of nature and has the power to restore balance in an organism. Theories suggest that stressed out or diseased cells change frequencies, and develop discordant vibrations from the rest of the body. Sound healing may help cells operate in harmony once again. Sound healing may consist of deep and resonant sounds or discordant buzzing that some may find more noisy than musical. So, sound healing is not always what modern ears consider “music,” but the vibrations and frequencies are related My Art
06:07
October 25, 2022
The Power Of ...
The Power Of ...
The other day, I woke in the middle of the night and these three words came to me. The Power of _____.  So the the next morning I continued to give it some thought. Those three words in themselves give a powerful message. Power defined by Webster is “ to give power to, make powerful” I began to think of the suffix that resonated with me, and boy did I end up going down that rabbit hole.  The first I thought of was the Power of Love. Yes, and also the song by Huey Lewis and the News jumped out as well. But lets dig deeper. My Art
04:56
October 11, 2022
The Place Between Light and Dark
The Place Between Light and Dark
That place where we can make a choice. between choosing to be happy and confident and the one where we doubt ourselves or others. As an artist this is a constant struggle. Is my art anything that people will like, or should I quit altogether. Is it any good. Those inner conversations that take us to either into the darkness or the light.  For some reason that little voice of doubt and negativity has such a profound effect, that squelching it is a constant battle. Finding that loving voice, the one that acknowledges your gifts, that is kind and nurturing. See my Art Follow me on Instagram
04:42
October 05, 2022
Will Art Evolve?
Will Art Evolve?
Technology versus manual art creation.  Using the computer or using hands in paint.  What will the future bring? See my Art
03:43
September 06, 2022
What is Psychometry?
What is Psychometry?
Have you ever felt as if a certain place felt "off" or gave you a negative feeling.  You may have experienced Psychometry. Today I talk about this and more! My Art
06:11
August 23, 2022
Ready for a Studio Tour
Ready for a Studio Tour
August 20th and 21st is the Whidbey Working Artists 2022 Studio Tour. Catalog for this years tour.  Studios are open 10:00-5:00 each day. My Art
04:31
August 16, 2022
Where Are You Running?
Where Are You Running?
Are you running towards or away from? My Art
04:42
August 09, 2022
Arthur Arthur
Arthur Arthur
Citizen Ashe.   A profound documentary outlining the life of tennis great Arthur Ashe. From losing his mother at the age of six to contracting AIDS via a blood transfusion.  He lived a life of grace. My ART Follow Me on Instagram
04:09
August 02, 2022
What About Bunny?
What About Bunny?
Today on my drive home from taking my dog to dog camp, I asked :  How do we communicate with our pets and animals?  What about Bunny is Sheepadoodle that has learned through stepping on buttons to communicate.   My Art My Blog
05:22
July 26, 2022
Let’s Talk about Ice Cream!
Let’s Talk about Ice Cream!
National Ice Cream day was on Sunday July 17th.  What flavors do you love and why does ice cream give us that feel-good feeling? Be sure to visit the Ice Cream Museum Check out my ART Classes starting soon!
05:39
July 19, 2022
Wild Wishes
Wild Wishes
Wild Wishes are different for everyone.   For me, one wish is learning how to connect with myself and rethink self-care. See my Art Follow me on Instagram
04:57
July 12, 2022
Stone Soup
Stone Soup
A story of coming together to collectively experience a situation. See my Art Follow me on Instagram  
05:26
July 05, 2022
Famous Artists Fun Facts
Famous Artists Fun Facts
Join me for a few nuggets of fun facts about famous Artists.  Leonardo de Vinci, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollack, Michelangelo, Georgia O'Keefe, Wassily Kandinsky, Jean Michel Basquiat, Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. Relax with Art, with my Art for Relaxing Toolkit Check out my Art Follow me on Instagram
06:05
June 28, 2022
Why Earthing?
Why Earthing?
Our bodies operate electrically.  All of our cells transmit multiple frequencies that run your heart, immune system. muscle and nervous system among others.  Grounding boosts our immune system, lowers stress. speeds up the healing process and fights illness. Can't get outside?  There are grounding products you can use inside. See my Art HERE Follow me on Instagram Feeling Stressed? and need to relax?  Get my Free, Art for Relaxation Toolkit
05:07
June 21, 2022
The Artist, the Shaman and the Neurosurgeon
The Artist, the Shaman and the Neurosurgeon
I would not put a Shaman, Neurosurgeon and Artist in the same sentence if it weren’t for the remarkable similarity they have in the healing process. Art makes me feel something, both as an artist and by simply enjoying the art and creativity of others. Every thought, dream or action creates a remarkable chemical dance within our brain. Molecules called neurotransmitters are in constant motion and the brain itself communicates by sending out chemical information from one nerve cell to another.  Listen to how they symphony is created by all three. Get my Art for Relaxation Toolkit Want to see my art? Learn more about my upcoming classes
08:11
June 14, 2022
Should? or Must?
Should? or Must?
"Shoulds" are in our life from an early age, But what is your "Must"? Feeling Stressed, anxious? Healing wounds, health issues?  sign up for my waitlist for my upcoming HeART for Healing Workshop.
04:29
June 07, 2022
The Elephant in Plaid
The Elephant in Plaid
Looking for that roadmap to artistic Nirvana? Try your creative hand at igniting it with a creative writing prompt. This weeks prompt:  Why is that yellow and grey plaid elephant in my kitchen, eating grapes.  And where did he get that Divine outfit? Go ahead and give it a go...If willing, please send what you have written to me. Links, as mentioned in this weeks podcast. "Stories from Women Who Walk" Podcast and stay current with Diane and Quarter Moon Story Arts and on LinkedIn.
04:05
May 31, 2022
Have you lost your fire?
Have you lost your fire?
Have you lost your fire?  You know the fire in your belly when that spark of creativity is so overwhelming that you just have to create? It happens to all of us.  How do your feed that spark of inspiration to get that fire blazing again?  Take a listen. Links to other amazing things... My Art My Coaching and classes Want to find a way to reduce worry, anxiety and stress?
05:14
May 24, 2022
Left Brain? Right Brain?
Left Brain? Right Brain?
Are you Right-brained? or Left-Brained?  Can a person be both left and right-brained? Some contend that right-brained and left-brained people is a myth.  What do you think? Take a listen and let me know. To help support this podcast go HERE Are your Worried?  Anxious? Stressed?  Get my "Art for Relaxation Toolkit" and ease those emotions.
05:44
May 17, 2022
20 Things Life Has Taught Me
20 Things Life Has Taught Me
Life is a series of lessons.  Here are 20 of mine.  Leave me a message with yours! Don't forget to get a bargain at the last few days of my Mothers Day Sale  To view my Art Help an artist out :-)  If you like my episode and want to support my efforts, Here is a link to to do so, or just buy me a cup of coffee.  Thank you!
15:39
May 10, 2022
Million Dollar Flea Market Finds
Million Dollar Flea Market Finds
There are hidden treasures and collectable items at your thrift store and flea markets.  Here about some of those success stories and get your list of the 10 best flea markets in the US. Download 10 Best US Flea Market list Check out my Mothers Day art Sale HERE See my latest art here.
05:24
May 03, 2022
The Alpinist.
The Alpinist.
The story of Marc-Andre Leclerc takes us to the heights of his solo climbing, where he tested his limits.  He pushed himself to enjoy every moment. Testing one's existence, acknowledging your life is finite and that it is going to end at some point can help you lead a more intentional life. Get your 9 Ways to live an Inspired Life HERE Shop art at the  Mother's Day Sale at www.affordableartmarket.com To view my collector pieces: www.barbaramosher.com
04:14
April 26, 2022
April is National Stress Awareness Month
April is National Stress Awareness Month
Good and Bad stress.  How to identify and ways to reduce stress effects. Get your "Art for Relaxation Toolkit" HERE
07:46
April 19, 2022
Popsicles and Fireflies
Popsicles and Fireflies
Finding the space between.  Pausing to savor a life.  Taking time to be mindful and finding the way to more peace. Link for my "Art for Relaxation Toolkit"  HERE
06:30
April 12, 2022
Laughter - What's so funny?
Laughter - What's so funny?
Laughter really is the best medicine.  Let's break it down in this episode. Link To find Laughter Yoga near you  Get my Art for Relaxation Toolkit HERE.
09:25
April 05, 2022
Was Van Gogh colorblind?
Was Van Gogh colorblind?
Painting after blindness.   Today we talk about a few blind artists and how they have overcome their lack of sight.  We also delve into the theory that Van Gogh may have been colorblind. The link to the Sargy Mann video.
07:25
March 29, 2022
Journaling with Elizabeth Hambleton
Journaling with Elizabeth Hambleton
Journaling provides a safe environment that enables one to face fears, stress and trauma as well as the good things.  When that happens remarkable healing can occur.  Indeed, studies find that journaling can reduce pain, improve depression and even lower markers for inflammation. Join me today as we chat with Elizabeth Hambleton about journaling and her group called The Transformational Journaling Collective. Link for more information on the Transformational Journaling Collective:  HERE Link for my Art For Relaxation Tool kit
13:44
March 22, 2022
Mend a Broken Heart
Mend a Broken Heart
A broken heart can be a real health issue.  We usually think of a lost love or unrequited love. The University of Washington speaks about Takustubo Cardiomyopathy which is a real condition that mimics a heart attack, but that is caused by a severe emotional trauma or natural disaster. Listen to learn about it. To get more information on my heART for Healing Workshop download it HERE. Support is always welcome.  Donate to buy me a cup of coffee 
07:30
March 15, 2022
The Frogs are Back!
The Frogs are Back!
Spring is a very busy time around the yard and garden.  What it signifies to me is all the seeds I have planted, both realistically and metaphorically can thrive and grow. Have you planted any seeds?  Started a new project? Worked on your autobiography?   Come along with me while we check in on the buds of spring. Get your Creative Spring Gardening Tips HERE See my artwork Want info on classes and coaching?  www.art-in-living.com 
05:15
March 08, 2022
Discover Harmony
Discover Harmony
Harmony occurs in everyone's life at some point. Seeking to be in harmony behooves us into actions within our grasp. Balance in our inner life will be reflected in our outer life. So take this journey with me to see how we all can tackle and achieve harmony.
06:59
March 01, 2022
Synesthesia- Interview with Kim Tinuviel
Synesthesia- Interview with Kim Tinuviel
In this interview Kim Tinuviel discusses her ability to "hear" color, or synesthesia (Chromesthesia).  Synesthesia is a rare experience where one property of a stimulus evokes a second experience not associated with the first. Kim Tinuviel is a gifted musician, artist, graphic designer and photographer.   She may be reached via her website, Instagram or Facebook www.kimtinuvuel.com and dragonfy-vmd.com Instagram: @kimtinuvuel facebook:  Kim Tinuvuel Get your free Art for Relaxation Toolkit HERE
12:35
February 22, 2022
Color in the Midst of Chaos
Color in the Midst of Chaos
Color has healing properties, and has been used throughout history. Discover how to use it in today's world. Take the Quiz to see what your healing color is?
07:27
February 15, 2022
Shake that Booty
Shake that Booty
Movement is not just for the professional dancer.  Did you know that if you spend only 3-5 minutes first thing in the morning dancing, it has tremendous physical and psychological benefits?  Take a listen and try it! Here are 23 Wake-up songs to get you moving. Get my FREE "Art for Relaxation Toolkit Visit my Website
05:36
February 08, 2022
The Dance Between the Mind and the Soul
The Dance Between the Mind and the Soul
Creativity and art renews and re-aligns and  is the link between the mind and the soul.  Our inherent deep-rooted creativity can sometimes be diminished as we get older.  Step into your creativity and release those "feel good" endorphins. Enjoy my Free Art for Relaxation Toolkit, download it here. 
06:19
February 01, 2022
Abstract Art and the Truth About Pickles
Abstract Art and the Truth About Pickles
You may not think there is a connection between abstract art and pickles but this podcast will break it down. To receive the ‘Art for Relaxation Toolkit’ go to: https://relentless-designer-7800.ck.page/a942dccc8e
05:41
January 25, 2022
At so it begins.
At so it begins.
Art can be a roadmap to resolving and lessening anxiety, grief and can be healing on a cellular level. Today we will begin to peel back those layers and see what is within.
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January 18, 2022
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January 16, 2022