REAL TIME LIVE

A Supportive Place to Practice + Stay Inspired

FAQ

Are you ready to be inspired?

Real Time Live is the perfect place to gather, create, ask questions, and get moment-to-moment support, accountability, and creative inspiration.

Our lively and intimate two-hour classes explore a variety of dynamic themes through extensive painting demos, creative encouragement, simple meditations, answers to your live questions, and as much creative guidance and inspiration as I can pack into our time together.

In addition to the two-hour class, each volume of Real Time Live also comes with a curated “Treasure Box” of bonus videos, music playlists, creative exercises, podcasts, books, and downloadable art — all for you to enjoy with lifetime access. (See the specific goodies included in each volume below).

In other words, Real Time Live is like opening a surprise gift of fresh creative inspiration ready for you to enjoy whenever you need a little boost of encouragement. 

Real Time Live takes place on the 1st or 2nd Saturday of every month in 2019, at various times to account for different time zones (see dates + times below). If you missed any of the live sessions, all the recorded gatherings are now available with lifetime access, so you can watch them anytime!

Join me for A Year of Real Time Live or check out individual volumes below for just $36 each.

I would love to share this dynamic experience with you!

“Loved the live element and so glad I made it a priority to show up, not just sign up. It’s real, it’s community, and a whole new vibe! Energizing and inspiring, thank you for inviting us all in to share!”

– Joelle B.

Why Real Time Live? Why Now?

After creating two years of monthly offerings through my Studio Diaries and Painting Sessions programs, I took time to really sit with what and how I wanted to share with you.

What became increasingly clear is how much I love authentic, unscripted, in-the-moment connection. This is the same reason I love Brave Intuitive Painting so much. There’s a depth and realness to the spontaneity of intuitive art making that you just can’t get with a mapped out plan.

Being LIVE with you is so invigorating and intimate, and I’m grateful that live technology is finally here to support us in this kind of creative adventure!

Sound like your cup of creative tea? I can’t wait to share it all with you!

“LOVED LOVED LOVED this whole session – so happy I signed up for this treasure!”

– Julia R.

“Loved the live painting session! Originally thought I would just watch but I didn’t, I pulled a new canvas picked out some paints and stepped out of my comfort zone! It was awesome and helped me understand the process better… Thank you for being so vulnerable and for sharing!!! “

– Rebecca H.

What’s Included Each Volume?

  • Access to a two-hour, live-streamed class (recorded version available for life)
  • An abundance of inspiration, tips, tricks, and encouragement
  • Guided movement and meditations
  • The opportunity to ask me questions and get answers on the spot
  • A surprise “Treasure Box” of curated goodies such as painting videos, creative exercises, podcasts, books, and downloadable art.
  • A private, global, creative Facebook community
  • Access to all the replays in case you miss the live-stream
  • A fantastic reason to show up, get inspired, make art, and stay accountable to your creative practice!

Live Dates and Times

Real Time Live will take place on the 1st or 2nd Saturday of every month, at various times to account for different time zones. Calculate your time zone here (from Portland, Oregon).

Replays available for life. 

January 5th, 12 pm – 2 pm Pacific Time

February 19th, 1 pm – 3 pm Pacific Time

March 9th, 4 pm – 6 pm Pacific Time

April 6th, 12 pm – 2 pm Pacific Time

May 4th, 1 pm – 3 pm Pacific Time

June 1st, 4 pm – 6 pm Pacific Time

July 13th, 9 am – 11 am Pacific Time

August 3rd, 1 pm – 3 pm Pacific Time

September 7th, 4 pm – 6 pm Pacific Time

October 12th, 9 am – 11 am Pacific Time

November 9th, 1 pm – 3 pm Pacific Time

December 7th, 4 pm – 6 pm Pacific Time

“Thanks so much for the cool hangout today! It was so inspiring and I’m REALLY excited about seeing REAL TIME Live come to life! I’ve been working through Bloom True since last Christmas and it’s been really helping me grow as an artist. Going live feels like such a great next step and I can’t wait to see it happen! “

– Sophie B.

“I knew this was going to be wonderful BUT this is the BEST investment for 2019!! Thank you!!”

– Rozlyn W.

Your Investment

Join me for a Year of Real Time Live

Receive access to all twelve volumes of Real Time Live and set yourself up for an abundance of creative support! A Year of Real Time Live includes twelve two-hour live-streamed classes (recorded versions available for life), plus tweolve curated “Treasure Boxes” of bonus goodies.

*Five percent of the revenue generated from every full-length online course is donated to: p:ear, a Portland-based non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring homeless youth to affirm personal worth and create healthier lives and communities through diverse arts education. Find out more on my Community Giveback Page.

Register Here

The Most Recent Volume Of Real Time Live 

(Our next and final live-streamed class will take place on December 7th from  4pm – 6pm Pacific Time).

Real Time Live: Volume Twelve

Real Time Live Volume Twelve is the final episode of this twelve-month series! It has been such a pleasure to connect with you here for an entire year of art dates. For our last gathering, I’m happy to revisit a few of the paintings I worked on in past Real Time Live episodes. I’ll show you the paintings that I started here and finished on my own, and I’ll also demonstrate how I seal, sign and add wires to my paintings. I’ll also answer questions about the business of art in this episode.

The Volume Twelve Treasure Box includes:

▪ “What Can Love Do?” (video)
▪ Beginning a Large Painting on Unstretched Canvas (video)
▪ How To Find Inspiration From Other Artists? (video)
▪ “Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Stuck” (downloadable PDF)
▪ Links to my favorite podcasts and books
▪ Downloadable art just for you
▪ A brand new music playlist
▪ My latest collection of favorite quotes

Past Volumes Of Real Time Live 

Live-stream replays come with lifetime access

Real Time Live: Volume One

Real Time Live: Volume One kicks off our season with a fresh 36″ x 60″ canvas. Throughout the two-hour session, I move through many layers of my Brave Intuitive Painting process while offering personal insights and tips along the way. In other words, I think out loud for you! This is a great place to start if you’re new to my process or just need a dash of fresh inspiration.

The Volume One Treasure Box includes:

▪ “Reflections On The Powerful Contrast Between Known And Unknown” (video)
▪ “Balancing Risk and Comfort” (video)
▪ “The Secret To Adding Layers” (video)
▪ Links to my favorite podcasts and books
▪ Downloadable art just for you
▪ A brand new music playlist and some of my favorite new quotes

Real Time Live: Volume Two

Real Time Live: Volume Two was filmed days after I returned from a month in Bali, so I’m tan! Aaaaand it’s full of inspiration from my trip. I work on three paintings on 30″ x 22″ watercolor paper and incorporate sketches and mixed media paper from my trip into the paintings.

The Volume Two Treasure Box includes:

▪ “Taman Permata Hati Mural Project” (videos)
▪ “Fluidity Movement Sequence” (video)
▪ “Moving Through Frustration” (video)
▪ “On Collaboration” (video)
▪ “How To Simplify Without Covering Everything” (video)
▪ Links to my favorite podcasts and books
▪ Downloadable art just for you
▪ A brand new music playlist and some of my favorite quotes

Real Time Live: Volume Three

Real Time Live: Volume Three focuses on abstract painting. I work on a 48″ x 48″ canvas without using “recognizable imagery” such as flowers, figures, trees, etc., which is always a powerful way to way for me to move into new territory! Throughout the session, I played with color, line, texture, mark-making, and value, while offering tips and answering your questions.

The Volume Three Treasure Box includes:

▪ “Musical Lines” (video)
▪ “How Filling The Well Leads To Inspired Action” (video)
▪ “Simple Self Love Meditation” (audio track)
▪ “Reflection On The Inner Critic With Melody Ross, Orly Avineri” (audio track)
▪ Links to my favorite podcasts and books
▪ Downloadable art just for you
▪ A brand new music playlist and some of my favorite new quotes

Real Time Live: Volume Four

If you ever struggle with knowing how to bring an intuitive painting together or knowing when to stop (I think this might be all of us?), this month’s Real Time Live: Volume Four is here explore and support your process of finishing paintings — a hot topic, indeed!

The Volume Four Treasure Box includes:

▪ “Painting Sessions: The Final Layer” (video)
▪ “Taking A Closer Look At Three Finished Paintings” (video)
▪ “Finishing Touches” (video)
▪ An amazing (free) new meditation app
▪ Links to my favorite podcasts and books
▪ Downloadable art just for you
▪ A brand new music playlist and some of my favorite new quotes

Real Time Live: Volume Five

In this volume we’ll explore how to make our paintings really POP and come alive. If you’ve ever wondered how to create more depth, dynamic contrast, and visual excitement in your paintings, Real Time Live: Volume Five is for you.

Your Volume Five Treasure Box includes:

▪ “Moving Beyond Comfort To Discover Inspiration” (video)
▪ “Finding Contrast In Your Body” (video)
▪ “Adding Dynamic Pop With Contrast” (video)
▪ “Couch Chat with Jeremy Szopinski” (video)
▪ A photo scavenger hunt
▪ A series of my favorite Morocco pics
▪ Links to my favorite podcasts and books
▪ Downloadable art just for you
▪ A brand new music playlist and some of my favorite new quotes

Real Time Live: Volume Six

We’re mixing things up in Real Time Volume Six by working on smaller watercolor paper with a wide variety of mixed media materials. We’re also lucky to have two of my favorite collaborators and artists, Orly Avineri and Lynzee Lynx, join us for the live-stream! If you’re feeling stuck or simply looking to mix things up in your art making practice, Volume Six is here to inspire.

The Volume Six Treasure Box includes:

▪ “Honoring Stories with Orly Avineri” (video)
▪ “Painting Small” (video)
▪ “A Mix of Materials” (video)
▪ Links to my favorite podcasts and books
▪ Downloadable art just for you
▪ A brand new music playlist and some of my favorite new quotes

Real Time Live: Volume Seven

Real Time Live Volume Seven explores the questions: “How do you move through creative blocks?” and “How do you stay inspired?”  I share my favorite ways to mix things up, manage time commitments, and bring a sense of curiosity, play, and FUN back into the painting process. If you ever feel stuck or uninspired in your creative practice, this one’s for you!

The Volume Seven Treasure Box includes:

▪ “New Tools, New Marks” (video)
▪ “Couch Chat with Shiloh Sophia” (video)
▪ “30 (Totally Doable) Creative Prompts” ( downloadable PDF)
▪ Links to my favorite podcasts and books
▪ Downloadable art just for you
▪ A brand new music playlist some of my favorite quotes

Real Time Live: Volume Eight

Real Time Live Volume Eight explores the wide wonderful world of COLOR. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed or confused by color, you’re not alone. Color can certainly be complex, but it can also be simple and fun! In this volume, you’ll find a collection of my favorite color videos from my online courses, and I share all my favorite colors and tricks in the live session. If you want to feel more confident and intuitively connected to your own personal sense of color, this one’s for you!

The Volume Eight Treasure Box includes:

▪ “Color Mixing” (video)
▪ “Color Craving” (video)
▪ “Color Pairing” (video)
▪ “Simplifying with Color” (video)
▪ A look at helpful color terminology
▪ Links to my favorite podcasts and books
▪ Downloadable art just for you
▪ A brand new music playlist
▪ My favorite new quotes

Real Time Live: Volume Nine

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed or under-inspired by what kinds of shapes or imagery to add to your paintings, this volume of Real time Live is for you! While there are infinite ways to seek and develop a meaningful “visual language,” it’s easy to get stuck in imagery ruts. In Real Time Live: Volume Nine, I’m joined by co-facilitator, Lynzee Lynx, to share how we find images that feel true to us and how we add them to our paintings in a variety of unique ways. If you’re excited to expand your repertoire of shapes and images, we hope you’ll join us!

The Volume Nine Treasure Box includes:

▪ “Collecting Meaningful Inspiration From Your Life” (video)
▪ “Visual Riffing” (video)
▪ “A History of My Painting Journey” (video)
▪ “Gathering Inspiration Through Photography” (video)
▪ “Your One-Of-A-Kind Life” (writing exercise)
▪ “The Basket Mandala Meditation” (audio track)
▪ My curated list of books, quotes, and podcasts
▪ Fresh downloadable art just for you
▪ Real Time Live Volume Nine music playlist

Real Time Live: Volume Ten

In Real Time Live: Volume Ten, we’ll explore how to move out of the “messy middle” layers or as I lovingly like to call it, “the awkward teenage phase.” I’ll demonstrate how I simplify, edit, make commitments, choose cohesive design elements, and generally move out of the chaos. You’ll also have the opportunity to watch one-on-one coaching sessions with some of my retreat students. If you’ve ever felt stuck or confused in these middle layers, this session will offer ample ways to move forward and get back to your flow.

The Volume Ten Treasure Box includes:

▪ “The Power of Patience” (video)
▪ “Imagery, Attachment, + Embracing Change in the Middle Layers” (video)
▪ “Carving Your Own Block Print” (video)
▪ 24 Painting Prompts (downloadable PDF)
▪ Links to my favorite podcasts and books
▪ Downloadable art just for you
▪ A brand new music playlist
▪ My latest collection of favorite quotes

Real Time Live: Volume Eleven

In Real Time Live Volume Eleven, I’m happy to share how I take my Brave Intuitive Painting process on the road. I’ll share my compact “travel painting kit” which includes my favorite gouache paints, select acrylics, a variety of paint pens, pencils, small brushes, and a watercolor journal — all easy to tuck inside a backpack. During our live-streamed class, I’ll share some of the paintings I created on recent trips, and I’ll also complete a new painting, from start-to-finish, using these materials and approaches.

The Volume Eleven Treasure Box includes:

▪ “Brave Intuitive Painting From Start To Finish” (video)
▪ “Small Work Timelapse With Lynzee Lynx” (video)
▪ “A Walk In The Woods” (video)
▪ “Visual Feast” (audio track)
▪ Links to my favorite podcasts and books
▪ Downloadable art just for you
▪ A brand new music playlist
▪ My latest collection of favorite quotes

“Thank you Flora! Any chance to watch you paint and do your thing is invaluable. To do it in real time and paint along with you this morning was just the coolest thing ever! Thank you… I’m so inspired it’s ridiculous. In a good way.”

– Phillipa C.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access Real Time Live videos?

To access all your Real Time Live bonus goodies and classes, use your email address and password to Login at the top of the website. Next, select ‘My Account’ from the drop-down menu underneath your name. In your account, you’ll see all your available Real Time Live content waiting for you in the ‘My Online Content’ section.

If you lost your password, simply click the “Forgot Password” option to reset.

You will receive a confirmation email with more information when you sign up for Real Time Live.

What's included in the monthly "Treasure Box" of inspiration?

The bonus goodies included in each volume of Real Time Live are unique. You can see a list of what’s included in each volume in the descriptions above. You’ll find things like painting videos, music playlists, creative exercises, links to my favorite podcasts and books, and downloadable art.

I love curating an inspiring array of content to keep you inspired with each volume!

When will the live gatherings happen?

Live Dates and Times

Calculate your time zone here.

Replays available for life. 

January 5th, 9 am – 10:30 am PST

February 9th, 1 pm – 2:30 pm PST

March 2nd, 4 pm – 5:30 pm PST

April 6th, 9 am – 10:30 am PST

May 4th, 1 pm – 2:30 pm PST

June 8th, 4 pm – 5:30 pm PST

July 13th, 9 am – 10:30 am PST

August 3rd, 1 pm – 2:30 pm PST

September 7th, 4 pm – 5:30 pm PST

October 12th, 9 am – 10:30 am PST

November 9th, 1 pm – 2:30 pm PST

December 7th, 4 pm – 5:30 pm PST

Can I ask Flora questions directly?

If you are able to join me for the live classes, you will be able to ask me questions at that time.

How long do I have access to Real Time Live gatherings after they happen?

Once you purchase any volume of Real Time Live, it’s yours to keep! Join me live or watch the replay later at your convenience. You will just need to login to your account to access all of your purchased courses.

The courses are not downloadable, and you will need a strong wifi connection to watch the videos.

Do I need any special materials to participate?

I primarily paint with acrylic paints on canvas and paper during the classes, but you are more than welcome to work on any creative project as you watch along.

Will there be an online community for Real Time Live?

But, of course! There is a private facebook group for all enrolled students of Real Time Live to share your work, process, questions, and inspirations. You will be invited to join the group in the confirmation email after you purchase a volume of Real Time Live.

I’ve never participated in an online learning program before. How does it work? Do I need to be at my computer at a certain time?

The Real Time Live classes happen at a certain times every month. While we’d love for you to join us at that time to get the most out of the experience, you will have lifetime access to the replays of every gathering, so you can watch them again and again, any time you like.

How much time will I need to participate?

Each live class is about two hours long. It’s recommended to set aside at least that amount of time in your schedule, or more if you’d like to continue working after the class has ended. Each volume also includes bonuses which you can explore at any time. You will have lifetime access to everything.

What if I have issues playing back the videos?

If you’re having trouble viewing Real Time Live videos (or any videos on the site):

  • Try turning off HD.
  • Confirm that your internet connection is strong and allow the videos to fully load before playing.
  • Check what version of browser and operating system you’re using: http://www.thismachine.info and try to update to the newest version that your hardware can support. Also, some browsers may not support the Vimeo Player (Older versions of Firefox and Internet-Explorer seem to be problematic). We’ve found Chrome and Safari to be the most stable.
  • Full-screen: Click on the four, tiny arrows next to the Vimeo logo to watch the video in full screen. You can use the escape button to return to the post.
  • iPads & tablets: You may need to install the free Vimeo App.
  • Lastly, sometimes a quick restart of your computer can solve many problems.

If problems persist, please send us an email at: teamlove@florabowley.com, we’ll get back to you asap. Thanks!

What if I have issues with the videos not showing up properly on my phone, tablet or desktop?

The site was designed from the ground up to be viewable on a wide range of devices. This includes desktops, phones and tablets. However, there are some limitations.

If you are seeing an issue with the way anything is showing up on your mobile device, desktop or tablet, or if something just doesn’t seem quite right, then please send an email directly to the awesome team at 7/Apps (support@7apps.com). Emails to them should be specifically about the site not about working on your device. But before you reach out to them, please check what version of browser  (Click here to find out) and what operating system you’re using (you’ll need to tell them that in your email), and try to update to the newest version that your hardware can support. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, send them a note.

Still stuck? Please send us an email at: teamlove@florabowley.com, we’ll get back to you ASAP. Thanks.

Do I need a high-speed internet connection to participate?

Yes! You will need access to a high-speed internet connection to participate in Real Time Live. All the videos are live-streamed and not downloadable.