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The Tao of Art Workshop II: Comics!

The Tao of Art Workshop I

 

Purple Cloud is excited to announce that art therapist Katharine Houpt (of Katharine Houpt Art Therapy and Counseling) and acupuncturist/meditation teacher Sonny Zaide will be teaming up together again for “The Tao of Art II: Comics!” on July 28th, 2016!

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The Tao of Art Workshop

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Purple Cloud is proud to announce a unique workshop entitled “The Tao of Art,” featuring art therapist Katharine Houpt and licensed acupuncturist and meditation teacher Lorel “Sonny” Zaide. In this class we will be marrying the therapy of creating visual art (drawings/paintings) with the Taoist philosophy of “Wu-Wei,” or effortless action. Meaning, you’ll learn how to peacefully create beautiful drawings that are reflective of your inner brilliance without getting in your own way.

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The Amazing Potential Energy of Water

So many times, I’ve told friends, patients, and even my own Mom that in order to build energy, you must have water. People have always asked me why, or how I know this, and I’ve never had a clear way to explain it, other than my use of Taoist principles of Yin and Yang… that is, up until a colleague shared this Ted Talks presentation about water.

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My love for Paris, France.

On the streets of Paris, 2003.
On the streets of Paris, 2003

Back in 2003 while I was living in Las Vegas, my childhood friend James called me from Germany where he was stationed in the Air Force, and told me that he had been taking college courses during his time there and was going to graduate in May, and that he’d love if I were to be there with him while he walks down that aisle of academic achievement. Of course, I exclaimed… I’d never been to Europe, and he was there for my graduation at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, so it’d be an honor to return the gesture of support to be there with him.

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