Author archive: SJP

Heading into Winter 2018

I am down to one lone client in my Psychology practice and still thinking seriously about pursuing art and creativity coaching full time. The problem with this scheme is that the only way I’ve ever made any real money in my life has been by being a Psychologist. Just as I was settling into a…

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Entering a new stage in life

Ever since my father passed away in January, I have been re-evaluating what I want to do with the rest of my life. I was his caretaker for four and a half years while I slowly but surely stopped practicing Psychology and began to spend more and more time doing Creativity Coaching and Painting. Now…

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Four years and counting…

It’s been four years since I started showing and selling my paintings ( after a 30 year gap). I still have a lot to learn and a lot of personal issues to overcome before I will feel that I am fulfilling my potential as an Artist. I am (as usual) finding it easier to coach…

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December 4, 2014

I am finding myself chomping at the bit to get my new creativity coaching business off the ground. Those of you who already know me as a Psychologist, know that I am still working as a Psychologist three days per week in my Chapel Hill office. It’s hard to be in the middle of a…

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Speaking in Tongues

I have been in love with painting and drawing ever since I was a toddler. They say that play is a child’s primary language, and I believe that making ART is an Artist’s primary language, just as making MUSIC is a musician’s primary language.  I painted, sculpted and drew more than I talked or read…

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