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Expressive Exchange: Self Expression Through Color & Art

A few weeks ago I did something REALLY different for me. I did art. Let me break this down for you another way… I can do stick figures, very good ones too, with boobs and skirts and shoes. I don’t do art. I doodle.

My friend Debbie Lockie has a company called Expressive Exchange. Fancy huh? She invited me to a workshop. I said yes. The day came and I thought ,’I’m so super screwed on this one.’ But I made a green tea to go, tossed on old tenny’s, and went.

On January 29th YOU can express yourself through the medium of art at Debbie’s next  Expressive Exchange Workshop!!! You can reserve your spot HERE, but hurry there are only 9 spots left!

I sat down to my supplies! Q-tips and make-up sponges. Huh… that’s not too scary. Debbie went on to ask each person why they were there. I told the truth. “Ill do anything Debbie tells me to.”

Our first “piece” was about being in a garden. As I listened to Debbie encourage us to blend our colors, I forgot the whole garden situation and just painted. My intention was just to chill the eff out and put some color down. I did it! Crazy part…I just didn’t care what it looked like.I know it’s not much of a garden. But it blends dammit!Debbie then placed our work in the front of the room. She asked us about how the process was and what we felt. I then realized this  process has NOTHING to do with skill, it just had to do with expressing ourselves withOUT judgement. By the way…I know it is not supposed to matter, but the other work in this room was beyond amazing and truly beautiful!Oh no! Another canvas. And it was BIGGER!!!!!!! This canvas was to represent all the things I was balancing in my life. Debbie asked we only paint one at a time.This represented my MTV show, Chelsea Settles. Stressful, hectic, & very emotional. This represents my clients. Simple, fun, & easy.This represents ME. The yellow is just me… being shiny. The red is all the crap I let affect my sunshine.This is what it would feel like to let go of my red craziness.This is how it would feel IF I let the red go away. Open. Full of love. Life. Peace.My final work! I’m proud of it. Because of what it means! I’m also proud I was able to express how I was feeling through art. I often will run, or workout, or just work. But this was a very new way to feel.los angeles personal trainer, santa monica personal trainer, santa monica boot camp, los angeles boot camp, fitness santa monica, personal training, personal trainer, workout program, chelsea settles diet 11And…this is Debbie! Creator of Expressive Exchange & a very talented boot camper of mine! So very lucky to have her as a client, friend, & teacher! los angeles personal trainer, santa monica personal trainer, santa monica boot camp, los angeles boot camp, fitness santa monica, personal training, personal trainer, workout program, chelsea settles diet 12

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