PAINTING SESSIONS EPISODE EIGHT: SNEAK PEEK

I’m happy to share a sneak peek of Episode Eight of the Painting Sessions with you today.

We filmed this Session right after I taught a brand new workshop in New Mexico, so I was feeling all kinds of inspired to try out some new ideas.

I gave myself specific parameters going in with the hope that they might lead to some new discoveries along the way. I worked with a very limited palette, the human figure, and the written word, and these limitations or “banks of the river,” as I like to call them, resulted in an interesting new palette and a whole posse of female figures.

If you’re interested in moving in new directions in your work, check this one out!

FREEING UP WITH PAINT!

If you’re seeking more freedom in your creative expression, you’re not alone.

This is the number one reason folks show up for my workshops and courses, and it makes perfect sense. We all want to feel more free and alive, and painting provides a playful and dynamic way to access this kind of wild abandon.

However, the romantic notion of freely slinging paint around a canvas is not always easy to access. In fact, sometimes it can feel like quite a conundrum, especially if you’re used to a more logical, planned out way of life.

INSPIRING NEW VIDEO + LAST CHANCE FOR WORKSHOP GIVEAWAY!

Do you ever feel like you’re in a creative rut?

As a person who’s been painting for twenty-five years, I know I’ve been in many a rut over the years, but I always seem to dig myself out, and here’s how.

I mix it up constantly.

Just like life off the canvas, if we do the same things over and over, we’re bound to form habits and eventually get a little (or a lot) bored.

That’s why it’s crucial to find new ways to approach our creative practices… and our lives. And this, my friends, is what the Creative Revolution E-Course is allllllllll about.

CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE THE WORLD + WIN A PORTLAND WORKSHOP!

There are many days I don’t make it into the studio to paint. Perhaps you can relate? But instead of beating myself up about my “lack of creative productivity,” I’ve been seeking more and more ways to integrate simple acts of creative living into my everyday life, and I gotta say, it’s a game-changer.

These subtle shifts in perspective have the power to bring the magic of creativity into even the most mundane moments, while opening up a world of inspiration along the way. They also make walking out the front door much more exciting!

I call this approach to life, The Art of Aliveness, and I’m happy to share one of my favorites with you today. It’s called, Visual Feast, and it’s all about seeing your world through a fresh lens. Enjoy!

WHY DO WE MAKE ART & HOW DO WE STAY INSPIRED?

Why do we make art? How do we stay inspired?

Throughout The Creative Revolution E-Course, I offer a number of Live Calls to answer questions, and these two gems recently came up. So good, right? I’m a big believer in asking these poignant questions in order to stay connected to the “why” behind our work and inspiration.

The truth is we all make art for different reasons, and we all find inspiration in unique ways, so it’s important to do some soul searching to find your truth. I’ve included a list of questions to get you started, and I’m happy to share my personal reflections on these two questions in the video below.

MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN SALE: 25% OFF ALL E-COURSES!

For the past seven years, I’ve been pouring my heart into the creation of four innovative online courses, and I’m truly so proud of each and every one of them. There I said it 😉

One really cool thing about these distinct courses is how beautifully they pair together to offer an even richer creative experience. So the first time ever, I’ve bundled all the courses into pairs, because doesn’t it seem like you should get a sweet deal if you purchase more than one? I think so!

Typically these bundles will give you 10% off both courses, but to celebrate this new dealio, I’m offering a whopping 25% off any bundle from now until May 30th with the Match Made in Heaven Sale. This means you’ll receive 25% off both classes!

TEN THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW TO DISCOVER YOUR ONE-OF-A-KIND STYLE

As a creative guide, I often we hear people express a deep desire to find their unique style of artistic expression, and I understand. Making art that is unmistakably your own is both satisfying and integral, but finding your own style also takes attention, patience, resourcefulness, courage and time.

To support you on this journey, I’ve put together a list of ten simple things you can do right now to unearth and nourish your one-of-a-kind creative expression. I hope you find it helpful!

PAINTING SESSIONS EPISODE SEVEN: SNEAK PEEK

I’m happy to share a sneak peek of Episode Seven of the Painting Sessions with you today.

This episode of The Painting Sessions offers a fun departure from the past six episodes.

Instead of painting one large painting on canvas, I used a variety of supplies such as watercolor, ink, graphite, collage, acrylic, and markers on watercolor paper to create three new mixed media paintings.

I had no specific expectations going in beyond trying new materials and seeing where they took me — and making something interesting for you to watch 😉 That said, the whole experience was one big playful experiment. I hope you enjoy this sneak peek!

WHY I HITCHED A RIDE INTO A DISASTER ZONE: MY FIRST PUBLIC SPEECH IS ONLINE!

Last year, I was asked to give my first public speech.

Since LOVE was the theme, I decided to share (for the first time publicly) my story of hitching a ride to New Orleans and doing six-months of disaster relief work on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina — all while living in a makeshift tent.

Writing and sharing this story allowed me to dig into the memories of that potent time in my life, and looking back, I see what a _huge_ turning point it was for me.

Listen to the whole story here.

FREE SAMPLE PAINTING SESSION! INSPIRATION AWAITS!

It’s The Painting Session’s sixth-month anniversary!

I gotta say, I’ve been having so much fun creating these fresh, action-packed Sessions for you each month.

And from what I’ve been hearing, they’re a big hit!

To celebrate this milestone, I’m excited to give you a front row seat to this awesome by offering you a collection of videos from our past six episodes. Please enjoy this complimentary Sample Painting Session as my gift to you!

I hope this Sample Session gives you loads of creative inspiration, and if you’re left craving more, I’m happy to share a super amazing Six Month Anniversary Special with you during the month of April.