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Arts and Creativity for health - Inspiring you to unlock your creative talents. Looking at how Creative expression can impact on our health and well-being and effect change in our lives.

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Arts and Creativity for health - Inspiring you to unlock your creative talents. Looking at how Creative expression can impact on our health and well-being and effect change in our lives.

Posting
Mondays - You are encouraged to dive deep into an inspired thought

Wednesday - Arts & Wellness - Arts, interviews, strategies & resources for those living with Dementia & their Carers.

Friday - Inspiration Shorts is a top-up reflection suggestion.

Want to make a Donation to the podcast & improve the production?
paypal.me/amandatrought
realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com

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Inspirational Shorts - Artfulness
Welcome to Episode 158 of the Podcast and Fridays Inspiration post to get you set for the weekend and the week ahead. Today the title is Artfulness. The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): https://www.patreon.com/realityarts www.youtube.com/amandatrought twitter.com/Realityarts www.instagram.com/realityarts/ www.facebook.com/realityartss/ http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
01:56
November 15, 2019
Arts and Wellness Wednesdays - Book Review - Creative Awakenings
Welcome to the Episode 157 of the Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays.  I will be reviewing the book - Creative Awakenings, Envisioning The Life of Your Dreams Through Art.  It is definitely worth having a look at and you can see it on Amazon HERE On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests. Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and interact with other organisations and individuals working in and around the NHS. For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott, and also check out the artists and events listed on Bajan Art - https://bajanart.com There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening      each week and leave a comment, Subscribe to      any or all of my channels, visit the YouTube      channel (remember to hit the notification bell) Let me know      how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make      changes/additions to your work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura
18:00
November 13, 2019
Creating in Faith - Space
Welcome to Episode 156 and Creating in Faith. Today's word is Space.  I look at perceived space which can be from both the mental or physical point of view. Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both. _____________________ There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening each week and leave a comment, Subscribe to any or all of my channels, visit the YouTube channel (remember to hit the notification bell) Let me know how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make changes/additions to your work or life. Patreon Blog - https://www.patreon.com/realityarts YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura
19:45
November 12, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Willingness
Welcome to Episode 155 of the Podcast and Fridays Inspiration post to get you set for the weekend and the week ahead. Today the title is Willingness The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): https://www.patreon.com/realityarts www.youtube.com/amandatrought twitter.com/Realityarts www.instagram.com/realityarts/ www.facebook.com/realityartss/ http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
01:46
November 8, 2019
Arts and Wellness Wednesday - Creative Befriending with Resonate Arts
Welcome to the Episode 154 of the Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays.   Today we hear about a great initiative - Creative Befriending by Resonate Arts Black Cultural Archives, based in London - with International Mens Day on the 19th November we hear about the talk with Kwame Alexander speaking to Inua Ellams, about his career.  Tickets £8 - Check out the talk HERE On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests. Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and interact with other organisations and individuals working in and around the NHS. For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott, and also check out the artists and events listed on Bajan Art - https://bajanart.com There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening each week and leave a comment, Subscribe to  any or all of my channels, visit the YouTube channel (remember to hit the notification bell) Let me know how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make      changes/additions to your work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura
14:05
November 6, 2019
Creating in Faith - Confidence
Welcome to Episode 153 . Today's word is Confidence Where does your confidence come from, are there things that you are holding yourself back from doing that you now need to step up to? Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both. _____________________ There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening      each week and leave a comment, Subscribe to      any or all of my channels, visit the YouTube      channel (remember to hit the notification bell) Let me know      how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make      changes/additions to your work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura
12:24
November 4, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Connection
Welcome to Episode 152 of the Podcast and Fridays Inspiration post to get you set for the weekend and the week ahead. Today the title is Connection The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): https://www.patreon.com/realityarts www.youtube.com/amandatrought twitter.com/Realityarts www.instagram.com/realityarts/ www.facebook.com/realityartss/ http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
01:34
November 1, 2019
Arts and Wellness Wednesdays - Art News and Art Journal Tips
Welcome to the Episode 151 of the Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays, In today's episode I have some Arts in Health News and will also be sharing some Art Journal Tips that you can get on with TODAY. Arts Council England - EU Exit Guide  The Baring Foundation – Age friendly Cultural sector found here. On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being.  looking at activities that you can do to be more creative  I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests. Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and interact with other organisations and individuals working in and around the NHS. For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott, and also check out the artists and events listed on Bajan Art - https://bajanart.com There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening      each week and leave a comment, Subscribe to      any or all of my channels, visit the YouTube      channel (remember to hit the notification bell) Let me know      how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make      changes/additions to your work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura
14:40
October 30, 2019
Creating in Faith - Mothers
Welcome to Episode 150 . Today's word is Mothers.  What memories do you have of your mother, if you are a mother, what similarities or differences can you see? Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both. _____________________ There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening each week and leave a comment, Subscribe to any or all of my channels, visit the YouTube channel (remember to hit the notification bell) Let me know how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make changes/additions to your work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call HERE
10:27
October 27, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Integrity
Welcome to Episode 149 of the Podcast and Fridays Inspiration post to get you set for the weekend and the week ahead. Today the title is Integrity The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): https://www.patreon.com/realityarts  www.youtube.com/amandatrought twitter.com/Realityarts www.instagram.com/realityarts/ www.facebook.com/realityartss/ http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
01:37
October 25, 2019
Arts and Wellness - London Arts in Health Forum (LAHF), Art Reflections & Art Practices
Welcome to the Episode 148 of the Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays.  - Apologies for the late posting.  In this episode I will be sharing information about the London Arts in Health Forum (LAHF) and organisation that works with Artists and Health Professionals to make art and art activity accessible to all.  I will also be sharing with you some creative writing reflection, and finally briefly sharing about some of the materials  that I work with. On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests. Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and interact with other organisations and individuals working in and around the NHS. For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott, and also check out the artists and events listed on Bajan Art - https://bajanart.com There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening each week and leave a comment, Subscribe to any or all of my channels, visit the YouTube channel (remember to hit the notification bell) Let me know how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make  changes/additions to your work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura
15:43
October 24, 2019
Creating in Faith - Fruit - What Are You Producing?
Welcome to Episode 147 of the Podcast.  In Creating in Faith today the word is Fruit.  What fruit do you want to be known by? Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both. _____________________ There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening each week and leave a comment, Subscribe to any or all of my channels, visit the YouTube channel (remember to hit the notification bell) Let me know how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make changes/additions to your work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura
11:28
October 21, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Justice
Welcome to Episode 146 and  Fridays Inspiration post to get you set for the weekend and the week ahead. Today the title is Justice The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought twitter.com/Realityarts www.instagram.com/realityarts/ www.facebook.com/realityartss/ http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
01:28
October 18, 2019
Art and Wellness - The Importance of Creating
Welcome to the Episode 145 of the Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays, on today's episode I touch briefly on the Importance of creating and how creativity enables you to express in ways you may not be able to vocalize.  Let me know how you use creativity. On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests. Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and interact with other organisations and individuals working in and around the NHS. For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott, and also check out the artists and events listed on Bajan Art - https://bajanart.com There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening      each week and leave a comment, Subscribe to      any or all of my channels, visit the YouTube      channel (remember to hit the notification bell) Let me know      how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make      changes/additions to your work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura
12:56
October 17, 2019
Creating in Faith - Patience
Welcome to Episode 144 of Creating in Faith. In today's Episode I talk about having Patience, we all need a bit of it sometimes, and most of all we have to be patient with ourselves and the things that we want to do.  When you think about it, what are the areas in which you need to exercise more patience with yourself or others and how has it been presenting itself in your day to day activities? Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both. There are more podcast recordings available that you can listen to - To listen to the podcast www.anchor.fm/realityarts If you would like to support my Realityarts Podcast you can do so at - https://www.paypal.me/amandatrought You can check me out on the following platforms, Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought www.twitter.com/Realityarts www.instagram.com/realityarts/ www.facebook.com/realityartss/ http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com https://www.pinterest.co.uk/realityarts
18:47
October 14, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Savour
Welcome to Episode 143 which is entitled Savour Welcome to today's Podcast, to give an insight for the weekends, These Friday podcasts will be typically under 3 minutes, and just a pit stop. Each Friday I share with you an insight or revelation and I hope that It will bless you as it blesses me. Today the word is - The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms A great way to make the most of these recordings is to check out the accompanying blogpost and have a journal or art journal handy, so that you can either make notes or create something from what inspires you. You can check me out on the following platforms, Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): Patreon - https://patreon.com/realityarts YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too.
01:29
October 11, 2019
Arts and Wellness Wednesdays - Book Review - Art Saves
Welcome to episode 142 and Arts and Wellness Wednesdays Art is for all and everyone should be able to have access to some kind of creative activity.  In this episode I share a review of a book called Art Saves.  I did many moons ago talk about this on my blog, but this is from a fresh perspective.   I hope that you are able to check out the book which you can get on amazon as a paper back or as a kindle copy, though art books always feel better when you can hold them.   Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and interact with other organisations and individuals working in and around the NHS. There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening each week and leave a comment, Subscribe to any or all of my channels, visit the YouTube channel (remember to hit the notification bell) Let me know how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make changes/additions to your work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura
20:37
October 9, 2019
Creating in Faith - Joy
Welcome to Episode 141. Today's word is Joy   I have always been a half full type of girl and tried to go into every situation trying to look at the positives that can be seen, and this I guess calls for a particular state of mind, but I think you also have to make a decision with the way you choose to see things. Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both. _____________________ There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening each week and leave  a comment, Subscribe to any or all of my  channels, visit the YouTube channel (remember  to hit the notification bell) Let me know how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make changes/additions to your  work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an  Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura ____________________ If you want to financially support the work and content I put out each week you can do so in the following ways: you can join me on Patreon  and pledge as little as $1 per month - I have some great rewards for each of the different tiers, You can set up a regular  monthly payment on Paypal - https://www.paypal.me/amandatrought   You can purchase your art/Creative supplies through my Amazon affiliates store at no extra cost to you (I receive a commission) See my recommended titles and lists - https://www.amazon.com/shop/realityarts   You can purchase the art work I create on my Website - http://www.realityarts.co.uk   You can purchase a print or other accessory via Redbubble site -https://www.redbubble.com/people/realityarts   Either way, I appreciate you being here, and look forward to seeing you for the next recording.
22:05
October 7, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Community
Welcome to Episode 140 Welcome to today's Podcast, to give an insight for the weekends, These Friday podcasts will be typically under 3 minutes, and just a pit stop. Each Friday I share with you an insight or revelation and I hope that It will bless you as it blesses me. Today the word is - Community The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms A great way to make the most of these recordings is to check out the accompanying blogpost and have a journal or art journal handy, so that you can either make notes or create something from what inspires you. You can check me out on the following platforms, Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): Patreon - https://patreon.com/realityarts YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too.
01:35
October 4, 2019
Creating in Faith - Restore
Welcome to Episode 138. Today's word is Restore When I think of restoration I often think of those large works of art having being damaged through age and the passing of time.  Methodically the painting is sectioned off and the original paint and chemicals analysed and compared matching the type of paint that was used all those centuries ago.... Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both. _____________________ There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening each week and leave  a comment, Subscribe to any or all of my  channels, visit the YouTube channel (remember  to hit the notification bell) Let me know how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make changes/additions to your  work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an  Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura ____________________ If you want to financially support the work and content I put out each week you can do so in the following ways: you can join me on Patreon  and pledge as little as $1 per month - I have some great rewards for each of the different tiers, You can set up a regular  monthly payment on Paypal - https://www.paypal.me/amandatrought   You can purchase your art/Creative supplies through my Amazon affiliates store at no extra cost to you (I receive a commission) See my recommended titles and lists - https://www.amazon.com/shop/realityarts   You can purchase the art work I create on my Website - http://www.realityarts.co.uk   You can purchase a print or other accessory via Redbubble site -https://www.redbubble.com/people/realityarts   Either way, I appreciate you being here, and look forward to seeing you for the next recording.
14:45
September 30, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Commitment
Welcome to Episode 137 Welcome to today's Podcast, to give an insight for the weekends, These Friday podcasts will be typically under 3 minutes, and just a pit stop. Each Friday I share with you an insight or revelation and I hope that It will bless you as it blesses me. Today the word is - Commitment The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms A great way to make the most of these recordings is to check out the accompanying blogpost and have a journal or art journal handy, so that you can either make notes or create something from what inspires you. You can check me out on the following platforms, Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): Patreon - https://patreon.com/realityarts YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too.
01:39
September 27, 2019
Creating in Faith - Strength
Welcome to Episode 135. Today's word is Strength Physical strength is something that we all possess to varying degrees and we can build upon it through training and exercise.  Inner strength is something far different built up from the trials we have been through and calls on reserves from a place that at times can be tested to the limit,.... Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both. _____________________ There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening each week and leave  a comment, Subscribe to any or all of my  channels, visit the YouTube channel (remember  to hit the notification bell) Let me know how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make changes/additions to your  work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an  Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura ____________________ If you want to financially support the work and content I put out each week you can do so in the following ways: you can join me on Patreon  and pledge as little as $1 per month - I have some great rewards for each of the different tiers, You can set up a regular  monthly payment on Paypal - https://www.paypal.me/amandatrought   You can purchase your art/Creative supplies through my Amazon affiliates store at no extra cost to you (I receive a commission) See my recommended titles and lists - https://www.amazon.com/shop/realityarts   You can purchase the art work I create on my Website - http://www.realityarts.co.uk   You can purchase a print or other accessory via Redbubble site -https://www.redbubble.com/people/realityarts   Either way, I appreciate you being here, and look forward to seeing you for the next recording.
17:04
September 23, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Leadership
Welcome to Episode 134 Welcome to today's Podcast, to give an insight for the weekends, These Friday podcasts will be typically under 3 minutes, and just a pit stop. Each Friday I share with you an insight or revelation and I hope that It will bless you as it blesses me. Today the word is - Leadership The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms A great way to make the most of these recordings is to check out the accompanying blogpost and have a journal or art journal handy, so that you can either make notes or create something from what inspires you. You can check me out on the following platforms, Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): Patreon - https://patreon.com/realityarts YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too.
01:33
September 20, 2019
Arts and Wellness Wednesdays - Angel Watches over Me Sculpture plus interview with Artist Kia Redman
Welcome to the Episode 133 of the Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays. In Todays Episode I will be talking about the sculpture Angel Watches Over Me which reminds us that we are never alone in our walk, we just have to have the courage to step out and not worry about what other people may say or think.  I will also be sharing short interview that I did with Artist Kia Redman - Video comes out on Friday YouTube. On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests. Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and interact with other organisations and individuals working in and around the NHS. For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott, and also check out the artists and events listed on Bajan Art - https://bajanart.com There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening      each week and leave a comment, Subscribe to      any or all of my channels, visit the YouTube      channel (remember to hit the notification bell) Let me know      how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make      changes/additions to your work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura
14:15
September 18, 2019
Creating in Faith - Water
Welcome to Episode 132. Today's word is Water Water is something that none of us can do without.  Our bodies are made up of around 75% and as well as hydrating internally, we need to hydrate externally as well.  It can be comforting to soak in after a hard days work and also refreshing drink. Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both. _____________________ There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening each week and leave  a comment, Subscribe to any or all of my  channels, visit the YouTube channel (remember  to hit the notification bell) Let me know how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make changes/additions to your  work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an  Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura ____________________ If you want to financially support the work and content I put out each week you can do so in the following ways: you can join me on Patreon  and pledge as little as $1 per month - I have some great rewards for each of the different tiers, You can set up a regular  monthly payment on Paypal - https://www.paypal.me/amandatrought   You can purchase your art/Creative supplies through my Amazon affiliates store at no extra cost to you (I receive a commission) See my recommended titles and lists - https://www.amazon.com/shop/realityarts   You can purchase the art work I create on my Website - http://www.realityarts.co.uk   You can purchase a print or other accessory via Redbubble site -https://www.redbubble.com/people/realityarts   Either way, I appreciate you being here, and look forward to seeing you for the next recording.
20:19
September 16, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Generosity
Welcome to Episode 131 Welcome to today's Podcast, to give an insight for the weekends, These Friday podcasts will be typically under 3 minutes, and just a pit stop. Each Friday I share with you an insight or revelation and I hope that It will bless you as it blesses me.  Today the word is - Generosity The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms A great way to make the most of these recordings is to check out the accompanying blogpost and have a journal or art journal handy, so that you can either make notes or create something from what inspires you. You can check me out on the following platforms, Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): Patreon - https://patreon.com/realityarts YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too.
01:27
September 13, 2019
Arts and Wellness Wednesday - Art Saves and The Gift
Welcome to the Episode  130 of the Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays. In today's episode I will be talking about the sculpture - The Gift and also a book Review - Art Saves On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests. Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and interact with other organisations and individuals working in and around the NHS. For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott, and also check out the artists and events listed on Bajan Art - https://bajanart.com There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening      each week and leave a comment, Subscribe to      any or all of my channels, visit the YouTube      channel (remember to hit the notification bell) Let me know      how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make      changes/additions to your work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura
30:57
September 11, 2019
Creating in Faith - Wind (Poetry in Motion)
Welcome to Episode 129. Today's word is Wind - in this episode I share a poem that I wrote, I hope that it is a blessings. Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both. _____________________ There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening each week and leave  a comment, Subscribe to any or all of my  channels, visit the YouTube channel (remember  to hit the notification bell) Let me know how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make changes/additions to your  work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an  Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura ____________________ If you want to financially support the work and content I put out each week you can do so in the following ways: you can join me on Patreon  and pledge as little as $1 per month - I have some great rewards for each of the different tiers, You can set up a regular  monthly payment on Paypal - https://www.paypal.me/amandatrought   You can purchase your art/Creative supplies through my Amazon affiliates store at no extra cost to you (I receive a commission) See my recommended titles and lists - https://www.amazon.com/shop/realityarts   You can purchase the art work I create on my Website - http://www.realityarts.co.uk   You can purchase a print or other accessory via Redbubble site -https://www.redbubble.com/people/realityarts   Either way, I appreciate you being here, and look forward to seeing you for the next recording.
05:58
September 9, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Clarity
Welcome to Episode 128 Welcome to today's Podcast, to give an insight for the weekends, These Friday podcasts will be typically under 3 minutes, and just a pit stop. Each Friday I share with you an insight or revelation and I hope that It will bless you as it blesses me. Today the word is - Clarity The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms A great way to make the most of these recordings is to check out the accompanying blogpost and have a journal or art journal handy, so that you can either make notes or create something from what inspires you. You can check me out on the following platforms, Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): Patreon - https://patreon.com/realityarts YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too.
01:27
September 6, 2019
Angel Walks - Arts and Wellness Wednesdays
Welcome to Episode 127 and Arts and Wellness Wednesdays. In today's Episode I will be sharing information about the sculpture called 'Angel Walks, an Award winning mixed media sculpture and its significance.   There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast Listening each week and leave a comment, Subscribe to any or all of my channels,  Visit the YouTube channel (remember to hit the notification bell) Let me know how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make changes/additions to your work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards I create on Pinterest  I also have an Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura ____________________ If you want to financially support the work and content I put out each week you can do so in the following ways: you can join me on Patreon and pledge as little as $1 per month - I have some great rewards for each of the different tiers, You can set up a regular monthly payment on Paypal  - https://www.paypal.me/amandatrought You can purchase your art/Creative supplies through my Amazon affiliates store at no extra cost to you (I receive a commission) - https://www.amazon.com/shop/realityarts You can purchase the art work I create on my Website - http://www.realityarts.co.uk You can purchase a print or other accessory via Redbubble site -https://www.redbubble.com/people/realityarts What ever you choose to do, I appreciate you being here, and look forward to seeing you for the next recording.
12:59
September 4, 2019
Creating in Faith - How Does Your Garden Grow
Welcome to Episode 126. Today's word is How Does Your Garden Grow My garden also reflects the amount of work that has been lovingly put into it over the years and is full of palm trees, scented flowers, evergreens and a plum tree..... Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both. _____________________ There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening each week and leave  a comment, Subscribe to any or all of my  channels, visit the YouTube channel (remember  to hit the notification bell) Let me know how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make changes/additions to your  work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an  Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura ____________________ If you want to financially support the work and content I put out each week you can do so in the following ways: you can join me on Patreon  and pledge as little as $1 per month - I have some great rewards for each of the different tiers, You can set up a regular  monthly payment on Paypal - https://www.paypal.me/amandatrought You can purchase your art/Creative supplies through my Amazon affiliates store at no extra cost to you (I receive a commission) See my recommended titles and lists - https://www.amazon.com/shop/realityarts You can purchase the art work I create on my Website - http://www.realityarts.co.uk You can purchase a print or other accessory via Redbubble site -https://www.redbubble.com/people/realityarts Either way, I appreciate you being here, and look forward to seeing you for the next recording.
18:44
September 2, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Listening
Welcome to Episode 125 Welcome to today's Podcast, to give an insight for the weekends, These Friday podcasts will be typically under 3 minutes, and just a pit stop. Each Friday I share with you an insight or revelation and I hope that It will bless you as it blesses me. Today the word is - Listening The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms A great way to make the most of these recordings is to check out the accompanying blogpost and have a journal or art journal handy, so that you can either make notes or create something from what inspires you. You can check me out on the following platforms, Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): Patreon - https://patreon.com/realityarts YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too.
01:33
August 30, 2019
Arts and Wellness Wednesdays - Art Journal Tips 1
Welcome to the Episode 124 of the Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays. Today I am giving you tips on working with your art journal.  and ways in which you can get over the initial fear of working in a book with loads of blank spaces, and get over it you will.   Art Journals can also be used where words are hard to find or you want to express yourself in texture, colour, or what ever else you decide to create with in your art journal.  If you give it a try you will soon be making your own designs,  or even using those ones that you brought that seem so precious on yourself. Check out some of the videos that I have created to help you with backgrounds HERE and also looking at a series of art journals I created HERE On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests. Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and interact with other organisations and individuals working in and around the NHS. For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott, and also check out the artists, pop up exhibitions and events listed on Bajan Art - https://bajanart.com - also has Exhibition details for Season of Emancipation at St George Parish Church. 9am - 5pm. You can also find me in other places on social media: YouTube Instagram Pinterest Website  Blog Twitter Facebook
20:37
August 29, 2019
Creating in Faith - Revelation
Welcome to Episode 123. Today's word is Revelation We can constantly be fighting to change how we think about ourselves and then out of the blue some random person says something and that opens a door up to our understanding. Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both. _____________________ There are so many FREE ways in which you can support the podcast and the work that I do on some of the other channels and it is always a blessing when you connect - listening each week and leave  a comment, Subscribe to any or all of my  channels, visit the YouTube channel (remember  to hit the notification bell) Let me know how the content impacted you and if you were inspired to make changes/additions to your  work or life. YouTube www.youtube.com/amandatrought Blog - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com Twitter - www.twitter.com/Realityarts Instagram www.instagram.com/realityarts/ Facebook www.facebook.com/realityartss/ Check out some encouraging boards on Pinterest  I also have an  Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and connect with others who are passionate about the arts in health too. Creative Encourager - If you want to talk about creativity and the direction your going and need an ear, sign up for a FREE 30 minute call http://bit.ly/Encoura ____________________ If you want to financially support the work and content I put out each week you can do so in the following ways: you can join me on Patreon  and pledge as little as $1 per month - I have some great rewards for each of the different tiers, You can set up a regular  monthly payment on Paypal - https://www.paypal.me/amandatrought You can purchase your art/Creative supplies through my Amazon affiliates store at no extra cost to you (I receive a commission) - https://www.amazon.com/shop/realityarts You can purchase the art work I create on my Website - http://www.realityarts.co.uk You can purchase a print or other accessory via Redbubble site -https://www.redbubble.com/people/realityarts Either way, I appreciate you being here, and look forward to seeing you for the next recording.
10:51
August 26, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Freedom
Welcome to Episode 122  This weeks post for Inspirational Shorts is entitled Freedom.  What does that word mean to you? Where there is love there is hope, there is always a way, what you have to decide is whether you have allowed yourself to be free to look at your situation and see whether your current state of being is meant to be.  Sometimes the only one stopping us from stepping out is ourselves, what have you been holding yourself back from?   I thought I would give you an insight for the weekends, and prepare you for Mondays. These Friday podcasts will be typically under 3 minutes, and just a pit stop. Each Friday I share with you an insight or revelation and I hope that It will bless you as it blesses me. Today it is to encourage you to go out and do some exercise, in whatever way you want to do it. A great way to make the most of these recordings is to  have a journal or art journal handy, so that you can either make notes or create something from what inspires you. You can check me out on the following platforms, Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought www.twitter.com/Realityarts www.instagram.com/realityarts/ www.facebook.com/realityartss/ http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
01:39
August 23, 2019
Arts and Wellness Wednesday - Interview with Bajan Strokes Survivor - Rochelle Burke
Welcome to Episode 121 in which I am sharing the interview that I did with Rochelle Burke - The Bajan Strokes Survivor earlier this year. Rochelle talks about her challenges, her work in trying to get the voices of stroke survivors heard.  She provides a platform where she talks about her journey and the very practical things that those who have no experience need to hear about so they can understand the tools they need to be more supportive.  Rochelle has a YouTube Channel and a Podcast where she posts regularly.  Follow the links on her site, and support the work that she is doing. The Exhibition - Season of Emancipation is at the St George Parish Church On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests.  Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field. You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded. You can create your own profile on the network and interact with other organisations and individuals working in and around the NHS. For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott, and also check out the artists and events listed on Bajan Art - https://bajanart.com You can also find me in other places on social media: YouTube Instagram Pinterest Website Blog Twitter Facebook
14:00
August 21, 2019
Creating in Faith - Persistence
Welcome to Episode 120 of Realityarts Podcast. The Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both.   In today's recording I look at the word 'Persistence'  - what images are formed in your mind when you think about the word? Do connect and leave your comments,  pop over to the Blog for more of the show notes. Check out the Grove Gallery - Limegrove Lifestyle Center  Also check out - 'SEASON OF EMANCIPATION EXHIBITION 2019' multi media presentation at St George’s Parrish Church, Aug 18th - Sept 1st organised by Artists Alliance Barbados  Open 7am-6pm daily except for services and special events. Friday Aug 23rd will be a day of prayer and reflection at the church  (Apologies I incorrectly said St Johns)  If you would like to support my Realityarts Podcast you can do so  at - https://www.paypal.me/amandatrought You can check me out on the following platforms, Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought  www.twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com https://www.pinterest.co.uk/realityarts
12:07
August 20, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Humility
Welcome to Episode 119 of the podcast, and today it is Inspirational Shorts Day.   The  Fridays Inspiration post to get you set for the weekend and the week ahead. Today the word is HUMILITY The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use.  I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought  twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
02:13
August 16, 2019
Arts and Wellness Wednesday - Book Review - Chocolate Rain!
Welcome to today's episode 118, Arts and Wellness Wednesdays.   Today I will be reviewing a book which is a really great resource if you are caring for someone living with Dementia, or in a care home or day care setting and want to develop a series of creative activities.  The book is called Chocolate Rain The book is filled with some really great tips and ideas, and gets you thinking about the things you are doing and how you can be more mindful with someone who may be at varying stages of the disease.  The arts have always played a key role in impacting on healthcare situations in the home or in a care setting, and there are a variety of organisations that work with artists from a variety of disciplines to deliver sessions - from the arts to music, dance, drama and more. On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests.  Check out the Arts and Health NHS Network for information on activities and organisations working in the field.  You are welcome to join, it is a FREE resource and if you have any activities or want to talk about your work you are welcome to send me the information and I will see that it gets uploaded.  You can create your own profile on the network and interact with other organisations and individuals working in and around the NHS. For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott, and also check out the artists and events listed on Artist Alliance Barbados. You can also find me in other places on social media: YouTube Instagram Pinterest Website Blog Twitter Facebook
43:27
August 14, 2019
Creating in Faith - Food (Feeding the Mind, Body and Spirit
 Welcome to today's Episode - 117   I still look at the numbers and am amazed at how you can have an idea and see it grow over time, it is a very fulfilling feeling and really great to look back at the growth. How are you feeding yourself?  If you drive you have to have your car serviced and maintained to ensure that it will take you where you want to go.  So with our bodies, in total we have to be mindful about how we are treating it as we expect that it is going to work for us. ***** Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both.  There are more podcast recordings available that you can listen to -  www.youtube.com/amandatrought  also check out my Gardening channel while you are there www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com https://www.pinterest.co.uk/realityarts
15:27
August 12, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Diversity
Welcome to today's slightly later episode 116 of the inspirational shorts. The Inspirational Shorts will get you set for the week ahead.  Today the topic is Diversity, what does that word mean to you. The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use.  Remember - You are precious, a gift, you touch the heart of many. So many miracles have come from you - through your smile your warmth, your heart. Keep believing, patience is the key that comes in many forms and you hold the key to unlock the many blessings that are waiting for you. Everything will come together for good at the right time! I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platform s Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought  http://www.realityarts.co.uk - my art website www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
02:05
August 10, 2019
Arts and Wellness Wednesdays - Sculptural Dresses
Welcome to Episode 115 of the Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays. Today I will be sharing about two dress sculptures that I created, and look at the story behind them.  You will be able to check them out on my blog and website in the next few days. On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests.  The Print Exhibition is in full swing and you can see a peek HERE, For the T-Shirt Exhibition you can check it out HERE For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott. You can also find me in other places on social media: YouTube Instagram Pinterest Website  Blog Twitter Facebook
30:14
August 8, 2019
Creating in Faith - Holy Spirit
Welcome to Episode 114  of Creating in Faith, it is so good to have you here today.  Here in Sunny Barbados the clouds are decending and a potential tropical rain storm is heading our way, but that will not stop the Bank Holiday Festivities from taking place, and the garden is lapping it up showing its gratitude in the tremendously in the growth of plants. Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both.  There are more podcast recordings available that you can listen to -  To listen to the podcast If you want to catch some of my creative pursuits then check out my YouTube channel where I share a range of art activities and tutorials www.youtube.com/amandatrought  Here are some other social media platforms that you can find me on, I would be very happy to see you. www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com https://www.pinterest.co.uk/realityarts
13:22
August 5, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Authenticity
Welcome to Episode 113 and this week's Friday Podcast. I thought I would give you an insight for the weekends, and prepare you for Mondays.  The topic for today is Authenticity. These Friday podcasts will be typically under 3 minutes, and just a pit stop.  Each Friday I share with you an insight or revelation and I hope that It will bless you as it blesses me. Today it is to encourage you to go out and do some exercise, in whatever way you want to do it. A great way to make the most of these recordings is to check out the accompanying blogpost, or you can watch the video on YouTube, and have a journal or art journal handy, so that you can either make notes or create something from what inspires you.  You can check me out on the following platforms, Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought  www.twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
02:02
August 3, 2019
Arts and Wellness Wednesdays - Decisions
Welcome to the Episode 112 of the Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays.   In today's episode I look at ways in which we can get ourselves in and out of feeling overwhelmed by the things that we do.  Our creative projects and challenges can make us feel stressed out if we have given ourselves too many things to do.  I found that when I did the pastel challenge I underestimated how I would feel at the end, but because I knew the feeling I was able to better manage things.  How do you manage your work flow?  The Good news for the podcast is that I am going to keep the format the same for the time being - I like having the 3 different episodes each week rather than everything all lumped into one.  You have a choice to listen to just one or all three, you can also download the episodes for future listening.   Let me know if there were any specific arts and health topics that you would like me to cover on the show, and I will add them to the list. As the pastel challenge has come to an end I have created prints and other accessories that you can take a look at HERE If you want to look at some ways in which to get back into your creative projects, I have posted two videos on my YouTube channel working in your Art Journal and working with leather - chamois and creating your own stencils - great fun. On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests.  For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott. You can also find me in other places on social media: YouTube Instagram Pinterest Website Blog Twitter Facebook
16:54
July 31, 2019
Creating in Faith - Longing
Welcome to Episode 111 and Creating in Faith  In today's Episode I speak about Longing and the different forms that present with different emotions.  You are also getting some great news about the podcast, which I hope you will be pleased about. See where you relate to some of the points in the podcast and get in contact with me about how it impacted on you.  Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both.  There are more podcast recordings available that you can listen to -  www.anchor.fm/realityarts www.youtube.com/amandatrought  www.twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com https://www.pinterest.co.uk/realityarts
18:54
July 29, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Gratitude
Welcome to Episode 110 and Fridays Inspiration post to get you set for the weekend and the week ahead. Today I talk about Gratitude.  Can you think of things that you can be grateful for this weekend.  It helps us get a better perspective on our lives when we daily identify some of the things that we are grateful for. The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought  twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
02:43
July 27, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Forgiveness
Welcome to Episode 109 and Fridays Inspiration post to get you set for the weekend and the week ahead. Today I talk about Forgiveness.  Is there something that you need to forgive yourself for? The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought  twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
02:17
July 20, 2019
Arts and Wellness Wednesday - Making Time For you
Welcome to Episode 108 of the Realityarts Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays. On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests.  For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott. I am coming to the end of the 100 Days of Pastels and will be making the originals and prints available which you can see on my Facebook Pastels Album and my Red Bubble Page for Prints You can also find me in other places on social media: YouTube Instagram Pinterest Website Blog Twitter Facebook
18:44
July 18, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Health
Welcome to Episode 106 and Fridays Inspiration post to get you set for the weekend and the week ahead. Today I talk about what you are doing to your Health.  We can often take our bodies for granted and be racked with aches and pains because we are doing something that does not edify the body.  There are millions of people around the world that are waiting to hear from you - how are you going to look after yourself today by investing in some way to your health. The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought  twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
02:08
July 12, 2019
Arts and Wellness Wednesday - Expression
Welcome to the Episode 105 of the Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays. On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests.  If you would like to check out the Arts in Health Network you can do so HERE  ( https://www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-networks/arts-in-healthcare ) Where I list a wide range of resources in the Arts and Health field including some of the organisations that I named - Arts4Dementia and the London Arts in Health Forum, among a host of additional ones. For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott. You can also find me in other places on social media: YouTube Instagram Pinterest Website Blog Twitter Facebook
34:20
July 10, 2019
Creating in Faith - Abilities
Welcome to Episode 104 of the Realityarts Podcast.  It is great that you can join me for the Monday episodes and a blessing to know that you took the time out to listen. In today's Episode I speak about Abilities, the ones that are recognised at an early age and the ones that lay dormant sometimes and we see them at later life formed by our experiences, choices and all the rest in-between.  And there are some with Super Hero abilities!!! Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both.  There are more podcast recordings available that you can listen to -  To listen to the podcast www.anchor.fm/realityarts Join me on one of the other platforms below.  I will be posting the show notes on my Blog and it would be great to hear from you.  Remember to take out your Art Journal/Journal  and see what comes up for you! . . www.youtube.com/amandatrought  www.twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com https://www.pinterest.co.uk/realityarts
14:24
July 8, 2019
Inspirational Shorts - Courage
Welcome to Fridays Inspiration post to get you set for the weekend and the week ahead.  Courage Don’t allow what happened in the past to stop you from moving forward, things can change, situations can change, you can change. Change your mind, decide what you do want rather than focusing on what you don’t want.  You have to have courage, once you decide what it is that courage, determination and focus that will keep you going, alongside you taking a stand. It is not going to come over night, it is showing up for yourself each and every day until you achieve what you set out to do. You are not alone, each day millions of people around the world have decided that they too will take a step into living their best life and living with courage, Are you ready? The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought  www.twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
01:59
July 5, 2019
Arts and Wellness - How Does Your Garden Grow
Welcome to the Episode 102 of the Realityarts Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays. On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being, today I share an interview that I did on Urban Jazz Radio on the Money Mob Show with host Paul Muhammad.  In the interview I spoke about the what I am doing in the arts as well as out in my garden, which provides me with a therapeutic haven.  It is hard work but the visual rewards and the edible ones that you get when you grow your own is priceless.  I have been growing a number of things that I then use in my art studio, such as the wood I harvest to use in Mixed media pieces, the fibers - namely sea island Cotton and banana fibers.  You can join me on my Creative Gardener YouTube Channel and see what I have been up to. I mention quite a few  organisations that you can find out more information about - Slow Foods Barbados , Walkers Nature Reserve, Agrofest Crop Over Events, AnimeKon Expo, ECCO - Barbados Sea Island Cotton, Artist Sheena Rose For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott. You can also find me in other places on social media: YouTube Instagram Pinterest Website  Blog Twitter Facebook
44:10
July 3, 2019
Creating in Faith - Generosity
Welcome to Episode 101 of Realityarts Podcast.  I hope that you have had a blessed Weekend.  Today the topic is Generosity. Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both.  There are more podcast recordings available that you can listen to -  To listen to the podcast www.anchor.fm/realityarts If you would like to support my Realityarts Podcast you can do so  at - https://www.paypal.me/amandatrought You can check me out on the following platforms, www.youtube.com/amandatrought  www.twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com https://www.pinterest.co.uk/realityarts
25:33
July 2, 2019
Celebrating the 100th Episode of the Podcast - Inspirational Shorts
Welcome to Fridays Inspiration post to get you set for the weekend and the week ahead.  Today is the official 100th Episode!!! - and today I talk about shining.  I am definitely smiling at this achievement.  I wasn't measuring myself against someone else, but with myself, pushing myself to go even further.  Shine your light and let the world see your uniqueness and step out of your comfort zone and live your life! I said I would do a Giveaway to celebrate, and all you have to do is to Sign Up to my Mailing list HERE and you will receive a copy of my Ebook - 4 Handmade Recycled Journals - You can see what they look like on my blog HERE The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought  Check out my YouTube - Art and Creativity  for some of my pastel sketches and other tutorial videos  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
07:11
June 28, 2019
Art and Wellness Wednesday - Dementia Recognizing the Symptoms
Welcome to Episode 99 of the podcast.  Today on Arts and Wellness Wednesday I will be talking about Dementia and recognizing the signs and symptoms and the use of creativity to help support those living with the disease and those who are caring for those living with the disease. It follows on from my talk about the work I have done in the arts and health field in last weeks podcast, number 96 which you can listen to. I have found that the arts can make a big impact on those who are living with Dementia and their carers and where ever you can put in place activities  it is vital. I have written about my experience being a carer and working through the maze of Dementia and Care on my blog and provided information and tips about some of the things that you can do.  The services available will vary depending on where you live and funding  The majority of carers have experienced the lack of funding for their loved ones, but there are resources that you can access and it is important that you find out as much as you can about the disease and what is available. In the UK you can access Age UK and Alzheimer's Society. In Barbados you can contact the Barbados Alzheimer's Association (BAA) - think about making a donation to the work that they do..  They offer regular training, keeping you updated and informed about the disease and resources available (Participation Program), hold yearly seminars with speakers coming in from all around the Caribbean and further afield and share a lot of important and relevant information, and the work is done by volunteers so they do need your support.   You can give them a call on:  Tel:  246-418-0741 or 824-3365 and see how you can help them further their work. On Arts and Wellness Wednesdays I cover the way that art can impact on our health and well-being and encourage you to find a way to incorporate Art in what ever form you choose into your regular daily practice, so you can come to my YouTube channel and see art videos and tutorials, and be inspired and encouraged. If you would like to get more creative but not sure of what to do sign up for two free 30 minute sessions where you can talk about the things that matter or you want to work through creatively.  More information HERE Please consider sharing this information, dementia effects the whole community and we need to be the bridge of support for those who are directly dealing with the disease, and look at the range of creative resources that we can use. To find out more about the work that I share on the variety of platforms click on one of the links below. YouTube    Instagram    Pinterest    Website     Blog    Twitter     Facebook
54:55
June 26, 2019
Episode 98 - Creating in Faith - Incomplete
Welcome to the Episode 98 of the Realityarts Podcast.  We are nearly at the end of June and in Barbados there are many Crop Over Celebrations and events taking place.  You can find out more information  about all the events HERE  I will play the official Crop Over Jingle. Today's talk is called 'Incomplete'  what are the things that you have left unfinished that could be a blessing to someone else, that book that you wanted to write, the course you talked about doing?  So many things we allow to drift that could be a blessing to not only ourselves but to others as well.  Well, here is the reminder for you to take up where you left off, the promises you made to yourself you are going to honor them, not listen to the naysayers or any excuses, but you are going to GO FOR IT!! and then share what you are doing. Check out the Barbados Visual Art Events in the Monthly online Magazine produced by Artist and Publisher Corrie Scott Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both.  There are more podcast recordings available that you can listen to and different platforms as well -  Check out the show notes on my blog HERE Find me on other social media platforms - www.youtube.com/amandatrought  www.twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com https://www.pinterest.co.uk/realityarts Crop over details for further information go to the National Cultural Foundation website
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June 24, 2019
Episode 97 - Inspirational Shorts - Progress
Welcome to Fridays Inspiration post to get you set for the weekend and the week ahead. Today I talk about Progress - how do you measure your progress, not looking at where others are at, but for you - competing with yourself only. The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought  twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
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June 21, 2019
Episode 96 - Arts and Wellness - with Artist and Host Amanda Trought
Welcome to Episode 96 and Arts and Wellness Wednesday.  Today I am sharing about the work that I have been doing in the Arts and Health field.  It all started for me when my mother began showing signs of Dementia and we had to put something in place to manage - I needed to find a way to cope through it all.  I have found creativity to be a lifesaver and not only helped me cope with the ever increasing demands on my time, but also was a great tool for my mother to be able to express herself in different ways. The more I got involved into the connection between art, creativity and health the more opportunities opened up to be able to talk about the work I was doing and people who were impacted. On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests.  For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott. The Mixed Media Play Date is in full swing, You can sign up for the course HERE or click on this link - http://bit.ly/MMPAT19 to get the bonuses (email me once you have booked) You can also find me in other places on social media: YouTube   Instagram   Pinterest   Website  Blog  Twitter   Facebook Check out the website for the show notes and other links.    If you would like to support Realityarts Podcast and the work you can do so at - https://www.paypal.me/amandatrought
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June 19, 2019
Episode 95 - Creating in Faith - Pots of Clay
Welcome to Episode 95 of the Realityarts Podcast.  On the Creating In Faith Episode I will be talking about Pots of Clay.  I have come across a wide range of talented artists here in Barbados and closer to home - Family - Melissa Chin - her work is beautiful!! I list in the show notes on my blog details of a few of the artists and share a couple of videos of their work.  You also have to check out  I speak about one of my favorite firing methods - Raku and have a Pinterest Board of some beautiful work, and have also put together a list of the books I could find on Amazon for you to check out. Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both.  Also check out some of my clay work on my website Check out the links and thank you for joining me. Show Notes - http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com - for Show notes Raku Inspiration - https://www.pinterest.co.uk/realityarts/raku-inspiration/ Amazon - Amazon Raku Book Inspiration -  https://www.amazon.com/shop/realityarts  Video Inspiration - www.youtube.com/amandatrought  Website: http://www.realityarts.co.uk
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June 17, 2019
Episode 94 - Inspirational Shorts - Peace
Welcome to Episode 94 and Inspirational Short.  Fridays Inspiration post is to get you set for the weekend and the week ahead. Today I talk about Peace - we all need some right?  Can you carry peace with you where ever you go?  Even in the midst of it we can find those moments of peace, quieting our minds and leaving the chatter at the door.  Let me know how you approach it. The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought  twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
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June 14, 2019
Episode 93 - Artists Talk - Aaron Hamilton
   Welcome to the Episode 93 of the Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays. In this Episode I speak to artist Aaron Hamilton at the Caribbean Fine Art Fair.  Aaron is an artist and native of the island of Dominica. He enjoys creating images using a wide range of mediums, and his inspiration is found in his childhood home where the rivers and mountains with the variety of tints and shades of colours drive his thoughts; this is what compels his art.  Aaron was one of the participating artists at CaFA  On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests.   You can contact him at tel: +1 767-614-1583  Facebook - http://facebook.com/Ayewalks For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott. The Mixed Media Play Date is in full swing, You can sign up for the course HERE or click on this link - http://bit.ly/MMPAT19 to get the bonuses (email me once you have booked) You can also find me in other places on social media: YouTube Instagram Pinterest Website Blog Twitter Facebook
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June 12, 2019
Episode 92 - Creating in Faith - Thankfulness
Welcome to episode 92,  and thank you for joining me.  Today the topic is Thankfulness.  What is it that you can think about to be thankful for?  Are there things that you take for granted day in day out that you need to reflect upon.   Creating In Faith Encouraging Recordings are to bless and inspire you to be the best of yourself. It can be really great to pull out your art journal/Journal and express what comes up for you either with images and colour, with words or with both.  There are more podcast recordings available that you can listen to -  To listen to the podcast www.anchor.fm/realityarts www.youtube.com/amandatrought  www.twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/   Come and check out the 100 Day Project that I am doing creating a Daily pastel painting. www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com https://www.pinterest.co.uk/realityarts
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June 10, 2019
Episode 91 - Inspirational Shorts - Tranquility
   Welcome to Fridays Inspiration post to get you set for the weekend and the week ahead. Today I talk about being Tranquility.  When was the last time you did something to nurture yourself? Well it is time to start! The best way to utilize these weekly 'Friday Shorts' is to spend time meditating on the words and allowing them to permeate your inner consciousness. Think about the changes you would like in your own life and the step or steps you would like to take. Take out your art journal and be creative, use colour, texture, whatever you feel inspired to use. I love to hearing from listeners and you can connect with me on a number of platforms Amanda Trought on Social Media (Realityarts): www.youtube.com/amandatrought  twitter.com/Realityarts  www.instagram.com/realityarts/  www.facebook.com/realityartss/  http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com
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June 7, 2019
Episode 90 - Artists Talk - Francks Francois Deseus
Welcome to the Episode 90 of the Podcast and the Arts and Wellness Wednesdays. On Wednesdays we focus on the Arts and how it can impact our health and well-being. I will be talking with artists, looking at activities that you can do to be more creative across the board and for those who are carers tips and strategies that you can use. I will also be sharing reviews, resources and other insights. I will be looking at the nuggets that the artists share and see how we can apply it in some way to our own lives, what ever your interests.  In this Episode I speak to artist Francks Deceus at the Caribbean Fine Art Fair.  Born in  Haiti Deceus and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York when he was 9 years old.  His work incorporates many of the influences and aesthetic forms of the 40's and 50's visual artist like William Johnson and Jacob Lawrence.  His modernist style combines figurative, abstract and layered elements and relies heavily on a simplification of form and function. You can check him out on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fdeceusart and his website - http://deceusart.com/ For information on arts events in Barbados check out the Barbados Visual Arts event online Magazine Published by Corrie Scott. The Mixed Media Play Date is in full swing, You can sign up for the course HERE or click on this link - http://bit.ly/MMPAT19 to get the bonuses (email me once you have booked) You can also find me in other places on social media: YouTube Instagram Pinterest Website  Blog Twitter Facebook    If you would like to support Realityarts Weekly Podcast you can do so HERE
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June 6, 2019