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Always interested in the meaning of people, places, and things.

Biography

Carla Huffman, author of Myths Symbols Sandplay, is a licensed MFT and artist. She earned her BA in art at California State University Northridge where she learned silk screening, textile design, metalsmithing, print making, ceramics, and more. She also holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed psychotherapist. For eight years she wrote and distributed a quarterly journal about myths, symbols, and sandplay. Her interest in art and the psyche have been at the center of her studies and her creative adventures.

How I ended up here ~ writing this blog and creating art.

In 2005, I closed my private psychotherapy office in California and moved to Colorado. My plans were to complete the garden design and plantings at my newly constructed home while I thought about my next step as a psychotherapist. The week I planted the last native tall grass, I was rushed to the hospital with a ruptured brain aneurysm.

Fortunately, the surgery was successful. With the help of family and support from my friends, I worked toward adjusting to my "new normal". Now, things may take a bit longer, I rely on notes to organize my day, I am kind to myself and schedule time to just "be".

I decided that due to mild cognitive deficits and on-going fatigue (results of the brain incident) that I would semi-retire from my profession as a therapist. I turned to the one passion that had always been present in my life ~ art.

My time and energy is spent writing about sandplay, drawing, making collages, cards, and jewelry. In 2014, I opened my online Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyArtStudio1

Now, I am tackling this new adventure ~ the Myth Symbol Sandplay blog.

Interests

the psyche, good books, gardening, quirky movies, good conversation, music