The Inaugural Art and Soulie Spot

Stories from the Creative Path

Introducing….Clache Raong

How exciting! Clache is our Inaugural Art and Soulie sharing her creativity story with us in the Art and Soulie Spot.

We hope to inspire you to begin or continue on your own creative journey.

The delightful Clache appeared in Creative Heart playshop series a few years back, bringing with her an irrepressible sense of wonder as she danced through the ups and downs of creativity … and life.

She discovered plasticine (modelling clay-type-stuff) hiding at the bottom of the art trolley. She began to paint with it. As a creativity coach, I have the privilege of seeing an endless variety of approaches to art materials and processes. Each creator and creation is unique.

But for me, this joyful act of Painting with Plasticine was new – a revelation!

Painting with Plasticine Clara Cheong

Painting with Plasticine
Clache Raong

paint with plasticine

Painting with Plasticine
Clache Raong

In Clache’s words…

One day on the side of a mountain in India, I began painting and painting… feelings and emotions and memories…

It was time to start creating and communicating through alternative mediums…

I Fell in Love with an Elephant Clara Cheong

I Fell in Love with an Elephant
Clache Raong

Clara Cheong

I Fell in Love with an Elephant 2
Clache Raong

A recovering office worker, I came to know Sally Swain… and encouraged by Creative Heart Sessions embarked on a new journey discovering a new world of art making and learning about myself at the same time…


My latest project is bringing to life a trumpet that has not been played for 20 years…. recycling sounds from my teachers of jazz and life, Tom Baker, Keith Stirling and Michael Isaac, into a soundtrack that whispers from the trumpet case… it is in an exhibition called SWAP – Sustainable Waste 2 Art Prize at the Sydney Gallery School in Meadowbank opening Thursday 20 August to Saturday 5 September.

Dear Art and Soulie Spot Reader…I wonder what YOU will bring to life?

Clara Cheong

Clache Raong


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