Welcome to Blackbird Trace

 Blackbird Trace offers art clinics and seminars for supporting healing through expressive art.

Professional and team building programs and courses are offered for small business, industry and leadership development.  



Supporting Healing Through Expressive Arts

Professional and Team Building Programs

Participant Creations from “Finding the Fire Art Clinic”





Sandra Moss presented her training, Creative strategies for Program Planning, in my senior level course for Program Planning and Implementation in Community and Public Health.

The students were heavily engaged and completely enthralled by her presentation. I could see a new level of energy infused into them when she was finished.

Sandra’s training Creative Strategies for Program Planning was eye opening and has also helped me revisit the way that I engage students. ~read more

Heather Harmon, MPH, CHES

Associate Professor of Instruction and Program Coordinator of Community and Public Health undergraduate program, Ohio University Athens, OH 45701

You have such a kind, beautiful way of speaking to people and you immediately made everyone feel comfortable. We had differing levels of artistic ability in the room, but your Finding the Fire Art Clinic made it easy for everyone to create something beautiful, unique and meaningful to them.

You instruct just enough to point us in the right direction and explain the importance of each step. I love that each step engages a different part of the brain, which you truly begin to notice about halfway through the project (or at least I did). ~read more

Emily E. Neel

Director of Operations and Community Engagement, Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Relief Services, Elizabethtown, KY

Sandra’s “Finding the Fire Art Clinic” provided a safe environment to explore my deep held trauma and reflect on how it currently affects my health and shows up in my life.

Stephanie R

Participant, Finding the Fire Art Clinic

Here’s what Happens When I do 12 Minute Art

When I do 12 Minute Art my brain slows down. My breathing becomes steady. My focus is right in front of me, not on the bajillion things I have to do. And you're thinking ~"so what?" What does that possibly have to do with me? As it turns out, it has a ton to do with...

Silverleaf Embraces Art for Their Self Care Evenings

Self care, as a healing practice, encourages healthy eating, exercise, getting plenty of rest and placing priority on doing things that re-energize. Self care is also a component for healing from trauma and abuse. Trauma and abuse quickly divert attention from healthy...

Messy Flowers for 12 Minute Art

12 Minute Art can begin with any mark, swash of color or smudge you make. Just jump from one little thing to the next and watch what your amazing brain and heart begin to show you. Messy Flowers really did start out with coloring in random spaces on the page. Those...

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