Contemplative Creativity | January 21

“Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans.”

– John Lennon

Art, Hospitality, and Human Resilience

Art is hospitality – it’s the space where mistakes are welcomed guests, where vulnerability is a badge of honor, where external control is seen as a breach of good manners, and where the artist’s inner life is the multi-course feast of self-expression. Making art is about giving and the measure of transformative art is found in the artist’s ability to combine both highs and lows of the human experience and express them with empathy.

In our second session of Intuitive Painting, we’ll be exploring the practice of Stress Tolerance, a term used in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and other mindfulness-informed therapies. Combining the intentional practice of Stress Tolerance with creative exercises that foster adaptability can expand our capacity to be present and more responsive to difficult situations in life.

Take a chance – we can’t avoid stress, but we can express and transform it with loving- kindness.

Suggested Materials:

  • Acrylic paint – black, white, blue, red, yellow, green, orange, purple, and any other colors desired.
  • Canvas or Canvas board – at least 18×24 or larger.
  • Brushes – a variety of flat and round brushes for acrylic paint.
  • Water container and paper towels, a cloth to cover working area.

Thursday, January 21 at 5 pm PST via Zoom.


Our guide: Fabricia Lima – contemplative artist, spiritual practitioner, mystic and mother. She has a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from UFG (Federal University of Goiás) from Brazil. She is a certified spiritual director by the Haden Institute, certified (in all levels) children’s spiritual formation teacher by the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd National Association, certified SoulCollage® facilitator, Veriditas trained labyrinth facilitator, and creator of Art as a Spiritual Connection™ programs. 

Fab brings the gifts of creativity, contemplation, and hospitality in all that she does – serving as a sacred container by holding space for others as they seek spiritual awareness. She believes that art as soul expression is for everyone and the creative process can be a pathway to self-reflection and restorative healing. Her preferred art mediums are: acrylic paint, colored pencils, watercolor, polymer clay and collage. Connect with Fabricia at http://www.spiritedhandstudio.com.


Visit our Contemplative Creativity page to learn more about this program and to catch up on previous lessons.

Contemplative Creativity | January 21