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Jill Lopes
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anne hitch left a comment for Jill Lopes
"Hi Jill, You contacted me in August and I apologize for not getting back to you sooner; you were wondering about what I do art therapy wise with autistic children. I no longer work with children but now working with adults with developmental…"
Sep 1, 2009
Tinky Timmons left a comment for Jill Lopes
"Hi Jill, Nice to hear from you. I am loving my work with the therapeutic harp and seem to be drawn to Hospice work with it. That work has also opened a new venue for Touch Drawing as I am finding the staff at the Hospice need some down time and…"
Aug 28, 2009
Susan Bakaley Marshall left a comment for Jill Lopes
"Hi Jill, Thanks for your e-mail. Montville is between belfast (20 miles) and Augusta (30miles). Blue hill is about an hour or so from here. Yes, let's talk further about a possible touch drawing workshop or assisting you doing one! Would that…"
Aug 28, 2009
Jill Lopes left a comment for Kuumba Sankofa (Kelly)
"Kuumba: Hi, my name is Jill (Lopes). I live in Stonington, ME. I am trained as an art teacher but have not had much success upon moving home finding a position. I currently work as an Ed Tech III in a private school for emotional/behavioral and…"
Aug 28, 2009
nitya left a comment for Jill Lopes
"hi jill, lovely to hear from you. i am from india but have lived a lot of my life in germany. i'm currently doing an msc in art psychotherapy in berlin. keep in touch, nitya."
Aug 28, 2009
Jill Lopes left a comment for nitya
"Hi, Nitya: My name is Jill (Lopes). I live in the United States in the State of Maine. I am writing to introduce myself. I have a co-worker who is from India. Paul is an amazing person. I ask him a lot of questions about India. I would love to have…"
Aug 28, 2009
Jill Lopes left a comment for Cindy "Drina" Arnold
"Hi Cindy: I am seeking out fellow Mainers who are in the TD community. I was curious where and with whom you used the process. Have you used it in Hospice? I been interested in this type of work for some time after helping a friend pass over. I…"
Aug 28, 2009
Jill Lopes left a comment for Susan Bakaley Marshall
"Hello Susan: I was hoping I would find some fellow Mainers in the community. I live in Stonington, ME. I had to say I am not sure where Montville is. I actually was raised here. I come and go. I went south to get an art teacher certification in an…"
Aug 28, 2009
Jill Lopes left a comment for Tinky Timmons
"Tinky: Hello from Maine. I find your career very interesting. A friend from work is a musician and is interested in Music Therapy. I am trained as an art teacher but currently work as an Ed Tech III at a private school with emotional/behavioral and…"
Aug 28, 2009
Jill Lopes left a comment for brima
"Brima: Hi. I discovered touch drawing while I was attending John F. Kennedy University. Their arts annex was in Berkeley. The program has since been transition to California College of Intregal Studies I believe. I was enrolled in their M.A.…"
Aug 28, 2009
brima left a comment for Jill Lopes
"hi jill...it sounds like you're venturing into some adventurous transition. though i don't know you, i'm open to making potentially meaningful connections through the touch drawing community. how did you discover touch drawing?"
Aug 27, 2009
Jill Lopes left a comment for brima
"Hi Brima: My name is Jill. I am writing from the coast of Maine. I wish I was back in San Francisco. I lived in Davis, CA, for a number of years. I won't mind getting back to a larger form of civilization. The job market is pretty limited…"
Aug 27, 2009
Jill Lopes left a comment for anne hitch
"Hello Anne: My name is Jill. I just wanted to introduce myself. I am very interested in using art as a healing modality. I wish I had actually gotten my art therapy certification when UC Berkeley offerred their certificate program. I have a…"
Aug 27, 2009
Jill Lopes left a comment for Abigail Kojola
"Hi Abigail. My name is Jill. I just wanted to introduce myself. I love San Rafael. I was hoping to make it back to California, on a bit of a delay. My friend asked me to move back to Davis. I am originally from Maine but the job market here for art…"
Aug 27, 2009
Jill Lopes posted a blog post

Taking a Wrong Turn

It seemed like today was going to get off to a good start. Then I learned my ex-partner was back in town. I am really resentful since I brought him to Maine and helped him get established. Everything was a lie. Now he is back with someone else who is believing his lies. It seems lately everything is wrong (like the REM song). Work is getting crazy. The best people are leaving. We have had nine so far since the beginning of summer. Why doesn't administration get the hint staff are not satisfied…See More
Aug 27, 2009
Deborah Koff-Chapin commented on Jill Lopes's blog post Reflection #1
"Jill, I wish you blessings and creative inspiration. You might find SoulCards and Touch Drawing to be useful in your work with teens and autistic people. there is a story on the website, in Touch Drawing Stories, about TD's accessibility and…"
Aug 22, 2009

Profile Information

My interest is in
Touch Drawing Personal Use, SoulCards Personal Use
What brings you to an interest in Touch Drawing or SoulCards?
I want to reconnect with myself. My creativity has been dormant for sometime. I want to see how my soul speaks.
My experience applies to:
Therapy, Art, Creativity, Education, Spiritual, Expressive Arts, Creative Art Therapy
Other areas of interest & experience
Reading, cooking, nature walks, mixed-media collage and jewelry making
Have you done Touch Drawing?
Yes
How did you find out about the Touch Drawing Community?
I found out about your community by going to the Soul Card website.
Have you facilitated Touch Drawing?
No
Do you facilitate SoulCards with others?
No
City, state, zip and/or region and country
Stonington, ME 04681, USA

Jill Lopes's Blog

Taking a Wrong Turn

It seemed like today was going to get off to a good start. Then I learned my ex-partner was back in town. I am really resentful since I brought him to Maine and helped him get established. Everything was a lie. Now he is back with someone else who is believing his lies. It seems lately everything is wrong (like the REM song). Work is getting crazy. The best people are leaving. We have had nine so far since the beginning of summer. Why doesn't administration get the hint staff are not satisfied… Continue

Posted on August 27, 2009 at 10:19am

Reflection #1

I started the day of a bit giddy and very light and happy. By the end of the day, I was feeling a sadness from deep within. There has been so much that has happened this year, mostly not in a good way. Last night was a good night though. I began to prepare a visual journal and collage materials for a few projects. It has been a long time since I have felt the creative spirit. I have always loved Soul Cards, and I feel these will help my Muse wake from her fitful slumber.

Posted on August 13, 2009 at 6:52pm — 4 Comments

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At 12:49pm on September 1, 2009, anne hitch said…
Hi Jill, You contacted me in August and I apologize for not getting back to you sooner; you were wondering about what I do art therapy wise with autistic children. I no longer work with children but now working with adults with developmental disabilities. If you want more info. about what I do with them, contact me directly. My e-mail address is magic-art@comcast.net. Thanks Anne
At 2:03pm on August 28, 2009, Tinky Timmons said…
Hi Jill,
Nice to hear from you. I am loving my work with the therapeutic harp and seem to be drawn to Hospice work with it. That work has also opened a new venue for Touch Drawing as I am finding the staff at the Hospice need some down time and something to do that gets their emotions out but at the same time leaving them feeling peaceful and processing what they have been doing with others. Welcome to the world of TD - Deborah changed my life several years ago by showing me her healing process and now I am able to continue to find ways to heal myself and others because of her wonderful spirit of sharing. Good Luck in your life and if you move back to North Carolina I hope you will get in touch. Peace, Tinky
At 5:44am on August 28, 2009, Susan Bakaley Marshall said…
Hi Jill,
Thanks for your e-mail. Montville is between belfast (20 miles) and Augusta (30miles). Blue hill is about an hour or so from here. Yes, let's talk further about a possible touch drawing workshop or assisting you doing one! Would that be with staff at your school? I find the touch drawing very supportive on a deep personal level. i love doing it for my own process. it would be good to meet sometime.
blessings,
susan
At 5:37am on August 28, 2009, nitya said…
hi jill, lovely to hear from you. i am from india but have lived a lot of my life in germany. i'm currently doing an msc in art psychotherapy in berlin. keep in touch, nitya.
At 12:01pm on August 27, 2009, brima said…
hi jill...it sounds like you're venturing into some adventurous transition. though i don't know you, i'm open to making potentially meaningful connections through the touch drawing community. how did you discover touch drawing?
At 6:40am on August 14, 2009, Penny Boyle said…
Hi Jill,

It never ceases to amaze me how I pick a soul card and then something happens during the day that makes the meaning "pop" out from Spirit. I selected a card that portrayed a person's face with a white bird, maybe a dove, coming out from the person's mouth. That day I got a very persistent and pesky phone call from a salesperson trying to convince me to buy his wares for a good cause. I reluctantly agreed and felt awful for the rest of the day. I am in no position financially to buy things that I don't need. Later that evening, as I sat down and happened to look at the card that I set upon my table, it hit me..., the card was saying, "Speak your truth with kindness." And that I did. I called the salesperson back, canceled my order, even though it was for a good cause, and told him kindly that I was not interested. I felt empowered and my little inner child felt supported by me!!! Just thought I'd share!

Love,
Penny
At 6:48am on August 13, 2009, Penny Boyle said…
Hi Jill,

I just joined this site too. I have not yet tried touch drawing, but can't wait to try. I purchased a set of the soul cards and find them remarkable. It seems that when I randomly select a card from the deck, my soul is choosing it to communicate an important message. I would love to share with you! Thanks for the message and I look forward to hearing back from you!

Love,
Penny
 
 
 

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