CHOOSE Your Layers and Let Go (Art Demo Video)


One of my favorite activities is creating “backgrounds.” Which is really just an excuse to totally PLAY with paint and chalk and ink and pastels.

I have found - and this applies to life as well as art - that the more I let go, the more I *don’t* have a specific goal or agenda, the more things start to flow. Somehow, tuning into my joy (colors that give me joy, marks that give me joy, the joy in the spirit of exploration... “what would happen if I smeared these colors together?”) brings me into an open field of possibility and allows magic to happen.

Which is contrary to some popular “manifesting” speak where we’re often told to practically obsess over our goals and intentions, “feeling” them, envisioning them, meditating on them. I’ve never been able to manifest this way; instead, my manifesting happens more organically, and ONLY when I’m not “trying."

As I’ve mentioned before and mention again in this video, I usually have 5-10 “official” pieces of artwork going at any one given time. Giving myself SPACE to create is key. Creating and holding the SPACE... for POTENTIAL. Allowing for something even *better* than the sum of its parts (or marks) to evolve. One day, I may make several different layers of marks on each canvas. It might be a few days before I’m called to sit down again, or I may just add a layer or two to one or two pieces at a time.

The alchemy that results has to do with the LAYERS. 

Just as in my life's journey, where I may learn a new skill and it needs time to really integrate before I’ve mastered it. Each skill is another LAYER of mastery. Just as a layer of paint or marks.  This new layer combines with the layers of skills I’ve already acquired to give me DEPTH as a person, just as the layers in my art create that depth of feeling and energy.

Plus, each new skill I learn is something that brings me JOY. I’m adding layers of JOY to my life (as the layers of paint add more joy to my paintings). I get to CHOOSE the skills I acquire, just as here in my art I’m choosing the tools that being me the most delight! 

WE GET TO CHOOSE. What do you choose to create? On the paper, and in your life?

By the way… as I was saving this video, I noticed that the final time is 4:44.

According to Sacred Scribes’ Angel Numbers:

Angel Number 444 asks that you pay attention to your intuition and inner-wisdom as your connection with your angels and the angelic realm is very strong at this time. You are encouraged to continue on your current path as your drive and determination will lead to success and fulfilment.

Angel Number 444 is a message that you have nothing to fear in regards to your life, work and Divine life purpose. When you take positive action towards your highest intentions, aspirations and goals, the Universe works in your favour and helps you to establish solid foundations and advance you along your path. Know that the angels surround and support you, encouraging you to keep up the good work you have been doing. 

Angel Number 444 brings a message that ‘all is well’. Trust that you are on your correct life path and are doing a great job. The angels and Archangels are available for help and guidance -  all you need to do is ask.

Now, on to our daily PLAY time! Choose to PLAY without attachment, and you're choosing a foundation of joy for the future!