WHAT’S NEW

UPCOMING TOUCH DRAWING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
My next workshop is a deep five-day creative retreat at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland, Sept 29-Oct 3. Register soon if you want to join us because it is almost full. I will also hold workshops in New York, Whidbey Island, San Francisco, Massachusetts, Los Angeles and the Boulder/Denver area. And mark your calendar for the 22nd Annual Touch Drawing Gathering, July 14-19. It opens for registration in January. I will be Interpretive Artist at Findhorn’s Co-Creative Spirituality Conference and the Parliament of the Worlds ReligionsSee the full schedule with links to register. To be notified if I come to your region, join the mailing list. I am also exploring live video workshops and better ways to support Facilitators. 

SEE THE 2018 TOUCH DRAWING GATHERING GALLERIES
Journey through the 2018 Touch Drawing Gathering in a series of galleries focused on the essential elements of the experience.

‘I LOVE SOULCARDS’ VIDEO
I had so much fun putting together this 3 1/2 minute video featuring SoulCards users from around the world. 

DAWN OF INTERSPIRITUALITY LATIN AMERICA CONFERENCE – INTERPRETIVE TOUCH DRAWING
I was blessed to attend this intimate international gathering in Costa Rica as interpretive artist and musician. See photos and all 66 drawings I created as i listened to deep spiritual practitoners from  a great spectrum lineages. 


SOULCARDS INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION
I recently discovered a new generation of SoulCards users on Instagram and Youtube – read some of their stories. 

FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM!
Instagram is a beautiful context to share images. I am posting new work.

‘TOUCH DRAWING UP CLOSE’ VIDEO AND MORE  
Watch me create a Touch Drawing in one minute. This link will take you to my video page where I am collecting all my demonstrations, talks, and video interviews. Lot’s to explore!  


I
NNER PORTRAIT GALLERIES 
One of the deepest streams of my work opens up when I sit with someone with the intention of creating a series of Touch Drawings inspired by their presence. I have created Inner Portraits primarily through word of mouth since 1982. I know now that this work can happen in all it’s fullness via live video sessions. I am ready to make an appointment with you if you would like to experience this profound work. Explore the new Inner Portrait Galleries that help communicate some of the dimensions of this process.

INDIGENOUS ROOTS OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS
The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association and the Winnipeg Holistic Expressive Arts Therapy Institute collaborated to co-host the IEATA 12th Biennial Conference. It was held in Winnipeg, Canada, traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Nehiyawak/Ininowak, Dakotah and the Homeland of the Metis Nations. This was a groundbreaking opportunity to dialogue, create, and celebrate our Indigenous roots and move forward collaboratively to promote healing through the arts.
 
GAIANEERING: A CONFERENCE OF HOPE AND WHOLENESS
This gathering focused on the pioneering work of forming partnerships with the multiple dimensions of Earth’s living ecologies. This effort we call Gaianeering – exploring collaboration with: the life and intelligences of nature,  subtle and spiritual realms, our “cousins” the Sidhe, plus human environments and technologies. Hosted by the Lorian Association, which is dedicated to furthering research and exploration into Gaianeering as a form of Incarnational Spirituality and as an effective practice of world service. Find out more about Lorian Association.

DRAWING DURING DRUMMING WITH ARTHUR HULL
At the Expressive Therapies LA Summit. This was memorable – doing Touch Drawing in the center of who-knows-how-many drummers, percussionists & dancers! We also had a group of Touch Drawers around the edge of the circle. The gallery includes a video!

 

WOMEN OF WISDOM DRAWING RETROSPECTIVE 1995 – 2017
I have finally added the last seven year’s galleries to complete the retrospective of drawings created during my long relationship with this landmark women’s spirituality conference. See images inspired by many of the great women authors and teachers of our time.

 

 

SOULCARDS THRIVE FOR TWENTY TWO YEARS
Little did I know when I published SoulCards in 1995, how deeply rooted they would become in lives of so many. In my travels to teach and draw, people often tell me how important SoulCards are in their lives. It is not uncommon for them to have been using them for many years. At times they share that SoulCards helped them through the challenges of adolescence. This is what happens when a creation has been in the world for over a generation! 

SOULTOUCH COLORING JOURNALS
 
Online Special $10ea 
For years I have been asking how I might harvest the wealth of images in my archives. I finally received a surprising answer –  coloring journals. We are starting some pilot projects to develop examples of how they can be used for cancer, grief and creative writing groups. Contact us if you would like to help open the way for new contexts in which to use them. Find a free digital sample of Creative Awakening with four pages to color.

Interview with Herbalist Susun Weed
This was more like a conversation between friends than an interview.  Susan asked about the process of creating the SoulTouch Coloring Journals, and other probing questions about my work. We just had a great conversation. It;s the last 30 minutes of her 90 minute show. 

Authentic Messengers Interview
A wonderful hour-long conversation with Catherine Van Wetter on the theme Strengthening Your Soul Through Creativity.

Online SoulCard Reading and Ecards
Give yourself an Online SoulCards Reading. We also have a better ecard program. The receiver sees the image in their email without having to click to an unknown site. Send any of over 200 images to a loved one with your own personal message. Send an ecard now.

With Blessings,
Deborah Koff-Chapin,

Founding director,
The Center for Touch Drawing

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