creativity

  • Spring collage Spring collage
    by Libby | Here's a photo of a collage I did last year around this time of year, when it finally began to feel like spring would come to southern Ontario!
  • Altered page with soy wax resist Altered page with soy wax resist
    by Libby | I fell in love with altered pages at the wonderful, rich, joyful and delicious blog Raven Moon Magic.
  • Repurposing failed projects Repurposing failed projects
    Some watercolor experiments don't turn out well so I use the paper as background or scraps for other projects.
  • Using wax as a 'resist' in watercolor paintings Using wax as a ‘resist’ in watercolor paintings
    by Libby | I've tried a number of different waxes as a 'resist' to use with watercolor paints. My favorite wax so far is soy wax.
  • Jubilant Jubilant
    by Libby | Happiness is being able to express what's in your soul!
  • Find what brings you joy Find what brings you joy
    by Libby | Shifting my focus to the things that bring me joy has been an essential part of my healing journey.
  • Coloring fun! Coloring fun!
    by Libby | I like having a few coloring pages on the go - it can help me get unstuck on a main project. I think that any artist could benefit from freeing up their inner child!
  • MCS book to become a radio series in the near future MCS book to become a radio series in the near future
    Two professional actors have been hired. A moderator has also been hired to coordinate the recordings. The whole book has been set to music and accompanied by background music.
  • The joy of creating handmade gifts The joy of creating handmade gifts
    A handmade gift lets someone know that they are valued, that they mean enough to us that we spent time creating a gift.
  • Green your art! Ecojot Sketchbooks and Journals review Green your art! Ecojot Sketchbooks and Journals review
    by Libby | Ecojot sketchbooks and journals are AWESOME! I totally love them.
  • Defining home Defining home
    We can experience some amount of healing by recreating our vision of home and reestablishing a connection with "home" being a positive thing in our lives.
  • Home is... Home is…
    Plants, sunlight, windows and animals are all things that are important and make a house a "home" to me. I invite you to explore your relationship to the idea of "home."
  • Call for submissions: Scarsongs Call for submissions: Scarsongs
    Submit your writing and art for an anthology articulating the terrain of trauma and resilience - a collaboration of the Icarus Project, the Bay Area Radical Mental Health Collective, and Activist Trauma Support.
  • One Thing I'd Change About My Chemical Sensitivity One Thing I’d Change About My Chemical Sensitivity
    What's one thing you'd change about your chemical sensitivity? We posed this question to our members and the video responses are beginning to come in.
  • Shameless: The ART of Disability Shameless: The ART of Disability
    Bonnie Sherr Klein's film presents a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals with diverse disabilities. Watch the film and then join our live chat to discuss disability, art, and creativity.
  • Chicago Tribune features chemically sensitive artist Chicago Tribune features chemically sensitive artist
    The Chicago Tribune presents an inspiring account of one woman's struggle to overcome severely isolating and disabling chemical sensitivity.
  • Artists: Win a 3 Bedroom House in Maine! Artists: Win a 3 Bedroom House in Maine!
    One lucky artist may be the new owner of this 3 bedroom house located in Sanford, Maine -- if they can write the winning essay for the Artist's House Essay Contest.
  • Interview with performance artist Julie Laffin Interview with performance artist Julie Laffin
    Moving Beyond MCS, a blog about recovering from environmental illness, has published an interview with performance artist Julie Laffin that explores how her work has evolved due to her illness.
  • MCS Art MCS Art
    A selection of museum-quality works reflecting the experience of life with environmental illness.