Sunday, July 23, 2017

River Tore

River Tore, 24 x 32, Acrylic On Vinyl

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Plant The Flower And Let It Breathe

To help others use their creative process requires three  main ingredients which are  people, process and place.
One area can’t grow properly without the other.  People will flourish and reach their maximum potential with the creative process if the place is warm and inviting.  Let’s talk about this place.  Creative endeavors need a safe space that is comfortable, positive and inviting for all.  Individuals need a space that is nourishing for the soul and their input matters that’s the healthiest way to serve others.  Often ask the individuals who are painting questions. They are changing and this helps to find out their real needs.  Comfort comes from all the senses.  What they hear, what they see, what they feel and smell are all mixed together to create a space that feels good to all who are creating art.  This is healing.  Maximize your time, money and energy and go for the right space right off the bat. Comfort, inclusiveness and encouraging added to the space will flourish the creative process and this aids in the healing process. Encouraging words will take you and the people you serve on a wonderful journey and the rewards are endless. Plant the flower and let it breathe!  Copyright © RaNae Couture 2016


Sunday, November 29, 2015

National Center For Creative Aging

The National Center for Creative Aging is about creative expression and using creative expression within the aging process. The creative process plus aging process will equal a full life with a flourishing spirit.  Flourishing spirit is a flow a movement from within.  A life force that is self- advocating. Different from a life that is not moving forward and not thriving. Moving forward doesn't need to take a lot of physical movement.  Just moving an eyebrow up and down to the beat of the music playing is better then nothing. Give it a name, "The Eyebrow Dance", now find a few friends, show them how to do, The Eyebrow Dance, and there you go!  There might even be a few smiles created along the way.  The National Center for Creative Aging has developed an online tool for caregivers to use to help themselves and the person they are caring for flourish, renew, and grow while they help each other during the aging process.  The creativity is there! Often creativity has just been closed up for so long it just needs a bit of nurturing to get out and bloom.  And the National Center for Creative Aging is there for help!  Location doesn't matter either at home, working in a facility, at a hospital, in a  senior center, any place that has an ipad or a computer.  The creative caregiving tool are creative modules that you select and follow along for about 15 to 30 minutes to complete a creative experience that will bring comfort and love with art, music, dance and poetry. This is a free tool and you can access it through  So keep moving forward no matter what even if it's just with an eyebrow!  Happy painting!

Quiet Sounds, by RaNae Couture, oil on canvas