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Close Up Radio Spotlights Jodi Gonzales of Jodi Rose Studio

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Sister Bay, WI – Jodi Gonzales is an artist and art therapist and the founder of Jodi Rose Studio where she helps empower people through creativity.

Using techniques as simple as the common doodle, Jodi can help people gain clarity, manage stress and elevate their performance.

“Everyone has the potential to be creative,” says Jodi. “People seem to define creativity narrowly as being artistic, playing an instrument or dancing, but creativity is about resourcefulness and innovation and ingenuity and new ideas. We all make creative decisions. And certainly with the pandemic, we all had to raise the bar with our own creativity, just to manage the uncertainty. So it's really about convincing people to give themselves permission.”

For people whose creativity has fallen away over time or those who identify as not creative, working with Jodi is a way to claim that freedom.

“Michelangelo could look at a piece of stone and ‘see the angel within,’” says Jodi. “That is how I love to work with people: finding their angel within, helping them to identify for themselves. I have complete faith that when people connect with their creativity, they can come out the other side and be so much the better for it.”

Jodi experienced art therapy herself for the first time in her early 20s.

Creative expressions come from a part of the mind that is not analytical. It’s more intuitive and more emotional. Oftentimes these ideas haven't been fully developed in the conscious mind. If we can capture them as pure expression, we can work with it.

For more information, visit www.jodirosestudio.com