I don’t paint to produce; I paint to CREATE. I paint to bring magic into form. And I know it’s not True Magic if I’m constructing it. If I’m focused on production instead of allowing the magic to emerge.
Why can’t we just admit that MESSY is the truth? The only people I know who have something even close to “perfect” lives are stressed out 95% of the time, trying to maintain the illusion. That’s not a lifestyle; it’s a life sentence. Keeping up an image to control others’ perceptions.
Personally, I find REALITY more inspiring. Because I can RELATE. So let’s get real…
I’ve gone through much of my life without the ideal resources. I’ve learned how to “make do.” And I’ve learned how to keep going and keep creating, instead of waiting for the “perfect circumstances” to arrive before I do.
“How DARE you think you’re special!” she screamed at me.I remember those words. Uttered in less than five minutes on one single day of my life. One single event that affected me for most of the following years. Even into adulthood.And it’s the event most vivid in my mind when I sit and ask myself how I can explain why I do what I do.
A recipe of three more Anahata Codes. This time, with the intention to activate and amplify your connection to your own unique, innate creativity! Which will assist you in your oracle deck design, or ANY other creative endeavor/desire, really! (You can make Your Own Oracle Deck by enrolling in the amazing Create Your Own Oracle Deck e-course with coaching and energy work, too!)
In this video, I talk about the importance of letting go of expectations in order to really allow your oracle deck -- the one you feel compelled to make -- the one that is speaking to you energetically and urging you to take action -- to expand into the fullness of what you're meant to express.
Ever wonder just what the heck the Anahata Codes ARE? And what magic they can unpack in YOUR life? I've done a number of blog posts and free Assisting Frequency videos to bring through Codes for the collective. They're definitely helpful, and the quantum-level support is there.
Believe it or not (do you?!), my first Dancing Uniquorn wasn't even a "Dancing Uniquorn" (a name given to me mid-2016 by brilliant copywriter Tania Dakka - I frequently mention her for good reason!)...
On days when I'm not going into the office, I notice myself laying low in the middle of the day when the sun beats down most powerfully, finally stirring again when the coolness returns as the sun sets. I'm allowing my own rhythm to match the heat's. Flowing casually instead of forcing myself to "deal."
While some artists have taught about the intimidation of the blank canvas and needing to get marks and layers down as quickly as possible, I am most invigorated with a clean slate. It's why I do so many spontaneous quickie art sessions, where I sit down with a stack of blank paper and go to town.
I've been a self-taught graphic designer for nearly 20 years now. I started with print design and logos, then applied my skills to the World Wide Web "back in the day" when Netscape was alive and well (and a pain in the you-know-what when it comes to web design).
The essence of the inner child came forward this morning as I met a deer, and she met my eyes, and didn't run off as I began to talk to her. Deer are reminders of purity and innocence - much like our natural states as children.
I wanted to give you a real world example of how my spontaneous creative sessions tend to go. This video was recorded at my day job during one of my creativity breaks. I'm sitting at my desk in my cube, with an array of supplies scattered around me.
One thing I've noticed, as I continue to create these magical pieces (months after the Dancing Uniquorn unicorn Oracle Deck) was completed and published), is that sometimes, after the unicorn's paint and ink have dried, I draw a blank.
...yesterday during our retreat I realized how much I've taken on the roles of "strong one," "crazy one," "the one who made her own bed so she'd better lie in it." I've become independent out of necessity; the rug has been pulled out from under me too many times to count.
Once again, I tuned into the energy of the collective who would eventually come into contact with this post/video and asked Source which Activations would best support you right now...I ended up talking a lot about intuition - how to recognize it, how to give yourself credit for the guidance you ARE getting, how to learn to trust it simply by taking one step at a time.
So anyway, I decided a couple of years ago that with every paycheck I get, I'd allocate a few funds to go towards exploring the capabilities of a new art supply. I LOVE exploring by playing around with the possibilities of a tool I've never before touched.
For years, I've been a Sharpie aficionado. They've been my go-to tool, especially for my HeartFULL Pet Portraits (which is where my return to art-making began after 20 years of thinking I was just "no good" - but that's a story of its own!).
One of my favorite things to do once a painting decides it's complete is to ask what additional layers of transformative potential it would like to embody. I talked a bit about that process last week in another post.