Eve-Marie Elkin, LCAT, LMSW
Painting Inside Out  |  Family Constellations  |  One-on-One  |  About Eve-Marie  |  Schedule
Through the simple medium of Tempera paint, we learn to express our true nature and to explore our potential.
Give yourself that! Experience the joy of rediscovering yourself and the freedom this can bring to your life.
Family Constellation 
There are times in our lives when we must look beyond our selves to the places and people we come from - to where the exclusion began - in order to resolve and heal our creative blocks and our lives. 
Constellations offer the opportunity to experience and heal the relational entanglements that may be in the way of our true potential. 

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"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself."

- Alan Alda
   Painting from the Inside Out  
What makes someone want to come to Painting from the Inside Out? Why not sign up for a class where you can walk out with new painting skills?

Because YOU count, not the painting. Granted, in a painting class you walk out with a painting you like. It makes you feel good. You hope the next painting will make you feel at least as good, if not better. And so it goes on, finding ways to make you feel better about yourself. How many remedies are offered to help us feel better! But what is really happening? Down under you are feeling stuck in your life. Perhaps now you are thinking Painting from the Inside Out can be an easy way to unplug blocked creativity without having to work and learn another skill. You have worked hard enough and now you want to have fun. You want to feel better about yourself. Perhaps this class will help.

But what if it doesn't make you feel better, but worse?

Questions arise: What color should I pick/ what should I paint? How easy it would be if we were told from the outside!

We can spend our lives running away from feeling worse. As mentioned, there are enough quick fixes and remedies that have promised this in the marketplace. What if it wasn't about better or worse but about inhabiting all of yourself.

How does this work?

Face it: wherever you go, whether you like it or not, you bring your self with you; you show up with all of you - with your frustration, your hurt; with your joy and your love; with your anxiety, your confusion and your not knowing.

You are the vehicle that holds all your life experience - including feelings and thoughts. The canvas remains empty without you dipping the paintbrush in a color and you moving it on to the canvas.

How can I show up with all of who I am? How does it work?

What is happening inside of you right here right now? What does your frustration/hurt/anger/sadness look like? What does your joy, humor, excitement look like? Does it have a color, a shape, an image, texture? What does this feeling, thought, sensation want to do? How does it want to be expressed? Or how does your "not knowing', your anxiety, your confusion feel and look? Can you just paint dots and not know? Can you trust that a knowing will emerge, a desire, an urge perhaps?

In this way you are making your inner space bigger to hold all of you. As your inner space becomes bigger, there is space to create.

If you could do anything you wanted now, what would it be? How would it look?

Try bringing all of you here now? 


Eve-Marie Elkin, LCAT & LMSW


PS - Thank you to all of you who answered last month's one question survey. Getting to know what is helpful to you will be of great benefit.


This month, the question is for everyone. I hope you'll participate: take the ONE question survey here.   



Please join me for . . .



Saturday, June 7: 10-4pm. Tarrytown, NY
Cost: $90. Materials included. No skills required.

May 31-June 1: In Natick, MA.
Cost: $200. Materials included. No skills required.


June 14: 1-4:30pm in Tarrytown, NY
Cost: $70 (Couple: $100)

June 28-29 in Philadelphia  
Cost: $175
Contact Caren: cborowsky@comcast.net 

Please call Eve-Marie at 914.844.6213 to reserve your space or for more information.


See Painting Inside Out and Family Constellation Workshops

Private Sessions also available by appointment.

Final thought: Creativity is a natural process that comes out of inner spaciousness.