Aloha! I had the great fortune of spending the past two weeks filling my cup in beautiful Hawaii, and I’m happy to share some of the blessings I received along the way.
Creativity is one of those things that requires you to step into some pretty uncharted territory, often with no plan at all. So, of course, you’re gonna be a little nervous — anything can happen out there on the wilds of your canvas!
This is also why Brave Intuitive Painting is such a thrill. There are no boxes to stay comfortably inside of. There are no rules. And there’s definitely not a step-by-step manual.
However, there are some things I’ve learned over the years that will hopefully breathe some fresh confidence beneath your creative wings, and I’m happy to share those with you here.
If you’re feeling in a rut with the imagery or shapes you’re using in your paintings, I’m happy to share one simple trick that might change everything. I remember the exact moment this concept occurred to me. It was about fifteen years ago, and I was out walking on my birthday with my sketchbook. Read the rest of the story in the blog!
I hope this practice will breathe some fresh life into your paintings. Let me know how it goes!
Today’s the day I get to introduce you to Niema Lightseed, one of the most gentle, soulful, and authentic women I know. Niema’s course, Medicinal Poetry: Using the Healing Art of Writing to Activate Your Inner Muse is the very first offering featured in The Collective, and it feels like the perfect way to kick off this new collaborative adventure.
If you’ve ever had the slightest inclination to write poetry, I can’t recommend Niema’s course enough. It’s a beautiful blend of freeing your creative voice, while honing your technical poetry writing skills (much like Brave Intuitive Painting!) and Niema is a beautiful teacher. I know you’re going to love her.
It’s time to lift each other up! I meet so many amazing souls who have something truly unique to share. However, they often lack the practical bits like video equipment, an online platform, or an audience to receive their gifts.
For years, I’ve dreamed about how I could collaboratively support these women to bring their extraordinary messages to a larger audience. It’s honestly just where my mind goes.
What I’ve come up with is called, The Collective, and I’m so happy it’s finally here!
The Collective is a collection of soulful online courses featuring savvy teachers from a variety of disciplines, including movement, visual art, poetry, music, nutrition, wellness, business, and more. The common intention behind each offering is to provide inspiring, uplifting, and unique content in well made, easy to digest, beautiful online courses.
Looking forward, I’ve been asking myself how to offer something that feels truly useful and inspiring, while also honoring my need for creative freedom, spaciousness and rest.
After much soul searching, I’ve come up with something that feels like the perfect solution. I’m calling it Real Time, and I made a little video to give you the scoop. Check it out here!
I cherish the days at the end of each year to reflect on all that’s transpired over the past twelve months and to consciously plant new intentions for the coming year.
Looking forward, I’ve decided my word for 2018 is GRACE — a word that makes my shoulders relax and my breath deepen just by typing it.
To honor this past year, I’m happy to share a few of my favorite creative tidbits, videos, interviews and downloadable PDFs from 2017.
Thank you again for all your support!
Friends. I’ve noticed something about humans these days, and I’m guessing you’ve noticed it too. Whenever we have a spare moment that’s not filled with some kind of stimulation, we reach for our devices to fill the space. And I get it. I’m just as guilty as the next person, but I’m also growing increasingly concerned about this “habit,” especially for creative folks like us.
I’ve been working hard to set up new boundaries and create healthier patterns around my relationship to technology, and I’m happy to share some of my tricks with you today.
Today I have a little gift for you. My amazing right-hand gal, Tina, had the brilliant idea of creating some free downloadable gift tags for you, and voila — here they are!
I also put Lifestyle Goodies, Gift Certificates and Prints on sale for the holidays. Find out more inside!
If you’ve ever wondered how, or if, making art and flexing your creative muscles contributes to the world in a truly impactful and meaningful way, you’re not alone.
As the world changes before our very eyes, these questions feel more important than ever, and it didn’t surprise me at all when they surfaced in a workshop I taught in Northern California last month. Watch the video to hear about the breakthrough we all experienced on our final day together.