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Mary Barrett
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  • North Falmouth, MA
  • United States
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Barrett May 6, 2008.


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My interest is in
Touch Drawing Personal Use, SoulCards Personal Use, Facilitating Touch Drawing, Facilitating SoulCards
What brings you to an interest in Touch Drawing or SoulCards?
My interest in creative art and expression forms of healing, discovery and fun. A path of renewal as well as deeper knowing of self and other.
Now, many years later, I am bringing TD into my work in Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching.
My experience applies to:
Therapy, Art, Creativity, Education, Spiritual, Intuitive, Children, Teens, Aging, Health, Abuse, Childbirth, Hospice, Grief, Hospital, Meditation, Family, Cancer, Expressive Arts, Creative Art Therapy, Other
Other areas of interest & experience
Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching
Equine Reiki
authentic movement
creative writing
girls self esteem and self awareness
Have you done Touch Drawing?
How did you find out about the Touch Drawing Community?
Researching for my B.A.
Have you facilitated Touch Drawing?
In what setting have you facilitated?
In my home and at a local bookstore
Share a special experience with Touch Drawing or SoulCards.
When I first learned about TD I had returned to College for my bachelors degree. I misunderstood the instructions and thought it was done with eyes closed exclusively. Despite this, incredible faces emerged including one of my paternal grandfather. He died when I was 5. I rarely thought of him and only recall his face because of snapshots.
I don't remember any emotions or thoughts when I was drawing. At that time it was the body sensations I was experiencing.
When I saw the drawing, I was startled. Where did it come from and why? At the time I was amazed and pleased. Now, several years later, I experience a warm feeling and a sense of ancestry.
I remember being small and I'm sitting in his lap. My grandfather is very old. I look down at my legs lying along his wrinkled black trousers. The skirt of my party dress is stiff and ruffled and sticks up in the air. My legs reach all the way to his knees. I see the lace of my short white socks around my ankles. This is all I see. It's all I remember of my grandfather.
He is the past and I am the future. Both of us are on the edge of a life. My grandfather is very old and faces the edge death and I am just becoming aware of myself, just beginning my life.
Do you facilitate SoulCards with others?
Not yet but I plan to.
City, state, zip and/or region and country
N Falmouth, MA 02556
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Please excuse me for not using m y blog. For now I am going to keep it in sleep mode, always with the possibility of waking up. Bye, Mary

Please excuse me for not using m y blog. For now I am going to keep it in sleep mode, always with the possibility of waking up. Bye, Mary Continue

Posted on February 24, 2008 at 3:46pm

I appreciate the responses from my last, and first, entry!I am embarrassed to confess that I have not done any drawing for at least two months. This is like telling my parents, when I was a child, th…

I appreciate the responses from my last, and first, entry!

I am embarrassed to confess that I have not done any drawing for at least two months. This is like telling my parents, when I was a child, that I broke something precious. Oh no,what will happen? They'll be mad!

Not that I think anyone will be mad. I fear judgment - being seen as a failed drawer. I've lost my sobriety. I stepped of the path!!

But of course I am the one judging myself.

Avoiding doing… Continue

Posted on February 11, 2008 at 3:20pm — 3 Comments

First entry

Dear Blog Readers - I will see if this works out for me - and you. I already have a blog that keeps me busy. But I want to stay in touch with this community.

I joined about 6 months ago after a wonderful workshop with Debra at Omega. Soon after, I started aTD and Grief group. I was quite excited. I also was part of the Omega workshop group and contributed to the forum. And I invited folks to be my friends. After several months there wasn't much connection happening. This could have been… Continue

Posted on January 28, 2008 at 10:39am

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At 2:50pm on May 15, 2008, Denise said…
Thanks for the add! I saw some of your posts, that's how! ;)
Sorry to hear about your accident! Thoughts and prayers for a full recovery!
At 12:38pm on May 3, 2008, Amanda Koh said…
Wow, Mary - sorry to hear about your accident! I wish you for a speedy and solid recovery!
At 10:26am on February 26, 2008, Jan Thompson said…
Aum vajra guru padma siddhi om -- may we encounter our drawing tables with the help of Padma's sword of light and clarity
At 10:12am on February 26, 2008, Shemaya Blauer said…
Hi Mary,
Thanks for teh connection. As you are going through this transition in your life are you using touch drawing or any other expressive tool to support your process? I have found a variety of ways to reach out, through, up and down through the most challenging life experiences, and touch drawing has been a consistent companion. Best wishes, Shemaya
At 6:11pm on December 10, 2007, Shemaya Blauer said…
Hello Mary. Touch Drawing has been a companion to me through many grief experiences. Recently after graduating from graduate school I felt that the rug was pulled from under me by a supervisor (who got the support from my school advisor. I felt lost and shattered and somehow I was supposed to begin a new career and find work. Instead I took my first solo retreat for a week to unravel and the only thing I knew to do was touch drawing. I had a dark night of the soul, that felt as though it would never end. I trusted the process of touch drawing and held onto it as my lifeline, and it too held me. As the drawings appeared I remember smiling, raging, was all there. And when I was done, I was done, complete, weary, and I had gained access to a deeper place within and an expanded whole. Your words of creativity and touch drawing speak to me and I look forward to sharing. Touch drawing will be a wonderful companion to you through your journey. Sending you light and warmth. Shemaya





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