Kimberly is going to be holding a Valentine's painting workshop here at Nourish in the Parlour Room on Sunday February 14, 2-4pm. To register or inquire about tickets please email Kimberly at email@example.com.
We thought a special workshop led by the talented Kimberly Dean of Templed Mind was perfect way to share some Valentines time with a beloved or a bestie. Kim holds the belief that 'art is a conduit for strengthening community and deepening the understanding of oneself within' and shares her love for the arts with her workshops. It bound to fill the heart with warmth - and you'll have a pretty piece of art to cherish.
1. Tell us your story of starting with Nourish?
I have been teaching Abstract Painting Classes in the Robert Bateman Gallery around the corner in the inner harbour which made Nourish the perfect touchstone for meetings. Nourish quickly became my home-away-from-home once I experienced the cozy upstairs working nooks and the consistently warm service of Nourish's lovable staff.
2. What is your “all in, no holding back” dream in life?
Continuing to build and sell collections of paintings as well as creating original commission art. I am committed to empowering people to experience the therapeutic benefits which come from being in touch with one's own creativity. Releasing self-judgement is a powerful thing!
3. What is your favourite item on the Nourish menu?
Sleeping Beauty Pancakes.
4. What is your favourite thing to eat that is not on the Nourish menu?
5. What does holistic health/wellness mean to you?
Being mindful of what goes in and out of my mouth, as well as balancing my time for work and play.
6. How do you Nourish the mind, body and soul?
I have a rich meditation and yoga/qi gong practice. I do not saturate myself in mainstream news. I treat everyone I meet with kindness and respect. I find opportunities to laugh every day. I juice my creativity on a regular basis.
7. Day to day what brings you happiness, raises your energy levels and leaves you feeling high on life?
Creating art! Eating whole foods. Singing with my uke. Spending time goal-setting, exploring and philosophizing with friends and family.
8. If you were having a dinner people with 3 famous people, who would they be and what would you make?
I would invite Dalai Lama (14th), Esther Hicks and Ellen DeGeneres to dinner and I would make them vegetarian sushi maki.
9. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Part of my time will be spent painting in a cabin on a quiet lake, surrounded by nature, where I have an organic edible garden and fully-equipped art studio. The other part of my time will be spent showing my art in international exhibitions while co-managing Arts and Wellness Retreat Centres in Ecuador and Indonesia, as well as visiting my family and friends in Ontario and BC.
Rapid fire quickie Q/A’s
Savoury or sweet? Savoury
Guilty pleasure? Being out of cell phone range.
Three things you can’t live without? Love, laughter, and restful sleep.
Book? The Eternal Apprentice - Paul Duff (my art mentor)
Place in the world? Ubud, Bali