Creative Living with Jamie: Joan Stanford

Jamie Ridler Interviews Joan Stanford

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 This Week on Creative Living with Jamie: Joan Stanford, author & art therapist

About Joan..

Joan is a board-certified art therapist and full-time innkeeper who has been facilitating creativity groups for over twenty years encouraging people of all ages, especially non-artists, to expand their awareness through playing with art materials. She has been recognized with the Soroptimist “Making a Difference For Women” award for an art-based curriculum she co-created and taught in local schools. Her poems have been published and her art exhibited. She lives in Mendocino, California with her husband, and offers imagination playshops and creativity retreats at their inn and wellness center— The Stanford Inn by the Sea and the Mendocino Center for Living Well.

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  1. Angella says:

    Absolutely loved this interview and was so encouraged and inspired. I also have a problem with just doing it- just getting started. One thing that has helped me a lot with that is your suggestion, Jamie, of keep a space prepared with all the necessary supplies, in a convenient place, so I can just sit down and spend 10 minutes on some artwork anytime during the day.

  2. Bea says:

    I look forward to reading and listening to Jaime’ s Creative Living shows and podcast every week. They are so inspiring and interesting to relax and listen to as I go through my week. Thanks you!

  3. ChristineCassidy says:

    I really love Joan’s idea of using a small journal and doing a collage on one side and then writing about it on the other side, I want to try this. Had one of the most memorable meals of my life at her Raven’s restaurant many years ago!

  4. Pamela says:

    Thank you Joan and Jamie! That was wonderful. What an interesting topic.
    I would like to choose 3 objects from your table and write about them. That sounded like fun!

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