Niema Writing With Roses

MEDICINAL POETRY WITH NIEMA LIGHTSEED IS HERE!

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.

The Collective

IT’S TIME TO LIFT EACHOTHER UP. PRESENTING THE COLLECTIVE

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.

Flora Studio January 2018

INTRODUCING: REAL TIME

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!

Filling The Well

HOW FILLING THE WELL LEADS TO INSPIRED ACTION

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.

Flora's Big Studio Moving Sale

MY BIGGEST PAINTING SALE TO DATE!

I’m getting ready to move into my new backyard studio, and this means I’m clearing house!

All of my original paintings, prints, products, and other studio treasures will be seriously discounted as part of my Big Studio Moving Sale, September 22nd and 23rd.

I honestly haven’t put much effort into selling my original paintings for the past seven years, so this is a pretty rare and exciting moment in Flora history.

The big sale will take place in my Portland studio and also on the “Available Work” page of my website.

Painting Sessions Episode Eleven

PAINTING SESSIONS EPISODE ELEVEN: SNEAK PEEK

In this Session, I explore something I’ve been inspired to try for some time, and the process results in a big breakthrough!

Combining family letters, photos, stencils and my archive of creative studies with acrylic paint, I weave together a large-scale mixed media creation on a wood panel.

This Session is both emotionally moving and personally energizing, and I can’t wait to create more paintings using these materials!

If you’re curious about adding more mixed media elements and personal ephemera into your paintings, this Session is a must watch.

Flora Bowley

I BELIEVE CREATIVITY CAN SAVE THE WORLD. HERE’S WHY.

I wrote these words two years ago, but they’re fresh on my mind today:

While complex global systems intensify, we are being called back to a time when creativity was both an essential part of survival and an integral part of human expression.

As I watch the incredible turbulence gripping the planet right now, I find myself dreaming about a radically different kind of future – one where our Earth is in balance and all living beings are treated with dignity and respect.

My soul yearns so strongly for this kind of reality, and I do believe it’s possible, but not without a massive shift in how we think and act.

This is where creativity comes in.