Hi all! I’m happy to share another wonderful TRIBE story with you today.
Marion bought my book and then took my Bloom True E-Course last October. Her story of how a creative itch turned into a rich practice of self-love is a beautiful one.
Remember, we are always collecting new TRIBE stories, so please consider sending your story our way. We would love to pass it on.
Without further ado…Marion Perepolkin!
In the summer of 2014 I bought Flora Bowley’s and Alena Hennessy’s books and started to paint.
I was in the middle of a year off from travel nursing, but was also helping my mom move into assisted living when she became ill. Helping mom took precedence, however something else was calling me so strongly that it simply could not be ignored.
What was calling me was creativity (painting) and connecting to my soul.
Sometime it’s easy for women to lose themselves.
So last summer I took my paints and art books to the beach across from Gold Island.
I did this a few days a week and I opened up to creativity that had been waiting to be unleashed. Yesterday I counted 90 paintings and 10 mixed media pieces. At first I had trouble letting go and one day realized I was painting apologetically…meaning that I was painting filled with doubt and fear even.
But I kept painting.
In October, I took Flora’s Bloom True E-Course.
The words that made a huge impact on me were,“You can’t do anything wrong, there are no mistakes, and if you don’t like something paint over it.” Little epiphanies. These words were my mantra for a while.
Since Flora’s course I have developed my own style. I love to paint and start with yellow followed by many layers of colors.
I let my intuition lead the way.
Birds, mythological and present day symbols are showing up and it feels right at this time. I am showing my work in my Society6 shop and on Flora’s and Alena’s closed Facebook communities. The Facebook communities are very supportive and I love participating in them. I have had fun painting with others in my home and explaining to them that “there are no mistakes.”
Right now I am focusing on painting, but do have plans to go more public with my art.
Taking time to paint energizes me and grounds me. It is an act of self-love. I will be painting forevermore.
Thanks Flora for the encouragement in your wonderful course.
Thank YOU Marion!