Coaching new writers and why I love it…

The two sisters at the window, acrylic on canvas, http://www.carolineallen.com How can I explain the path that has led me here, the journey that keeps bringing me back to the beginning? After 30 years of writing and coaching and teaching, more than a decade as an international newsroom journalist, and another decade plus as a […]

Storytelling: Beauty of the Beast

Beauty of the Beast, click here to learn more: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/artofstorytelling/beauty-of-the-beast I recently moved to Oregon, and for the first time since I was little I am around farm animals. The goat shed on the property was transformed into an art studio, and inside was a trap door that opened to a view of the goats […]

Dirty, Smelly, Noisy

Just after I got my first art studio in a large old Massachusetts factory with 190 other artists, they posted the above postcard. They were having a Dirty, Smelly, Noisy show. Only 24 hours were left to submit art. I remember standing for whole minutes at a bulletin board staring at the postcard and the […]

Two Seattle Workshops in September

On the ocean, acrylic on cardboard, http://www.carolineallen.com Join us for one or both of the following workshops in Seattle in September! The Magic of the Artist and Write Out Loud! The Magic of the Artist Deep down you know you have a profound gift. You want to share it with the world. You’d like to […]