So, here's the truth of me. That goofy grin and bubbling joy? That's not me laughing at something that happened a minute ago. That's an intentional connection to the Divine, radiating from the core of my being. The art I painted on somebody's wall yesterday? They think it was magic, how I just knew to put in details they never even mentioned. Magic is a fine word to describe intuition and Divine direction. I'm not traditional Christian, so I don't believe God cares what you call it, and for that matter, I don't care if you call me Divinely radiant or weirdly witchy. Whatever you call me, my only purpose here is to shower the world in Divine love, share the gifts and intuitive insights I'm charged with, and help anyone who asks to find their own internal spark.
As an artist and creative soul, the best way I know to do this is to teach you to honor and express your own creativity.
Starting in January, I'll be hosting monthly "Claiming Your Creative Soul" classes, here at Belle Amie, my big old Victorian house/studio, in downtown Belle Plaine. Some of these classes will be short and simple half-day workshops, with guided meditations and no-skill-required creative play. Some will be full-weekend retreats, with both beginner and advanced art techniques presented. The important thing about all of them is that the soul nourishing aspect of creative play is far more valuable than any art skill, so don't hesitate to sign up for something that intrigues you, just because you think it's for "real artists" only. Your inability to draw stick figures and straight lines is of absolutely no relevance to anything we do here. In fact, if you haven't read it already, please see my definition of Real Artist here: How Art Thou?
So, we'll start the year with something lots of people are familiar with: Vision Boards. If you've never made one, or never made one using both guided meditation techniques for clarifying your goals, and graphic design pointers for creating something truly visually appealing, you've missed out on the powerful mojo these personal road maps can supply. One acquaintance of mine recently referred to them as "cheesy vision boards", but trust me, there's nothing cheesy about having the goals that you put into visual or physical prayer manifesting quickly, in astonishingly literal ways. There's nothing cheesy about anything that works to bring energy and focus to your most cherished dreams, so set aside anyone else' judgement, or perhaps your own feelings of discomfort over the prospect of spending a few hours with scissors and paste, and treat yourself to this fun and inexpensive play date.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Getting started: guided meditation and basic instruction from 9-12:30, $35
Stay on for the afternoon to finish and do another guided meditation from 1:30-5, for an additional $35.
Sign up for both halves prior to January 9th for $55, and save a little dough!
128 Main Street West
Belle Plaine, MN 56011
(Belle Plaine is 35 miles south of Minneapolis on hwy. 169)
I'll get all this posted to a separate "classes" page and get PayPal info sorted out in a few days. I haven't been using that for awhile, so it will take me a few minutes that I don't have today to remember how it works. For now, if you know you're interested and want one of the 10 spots in this class, drop me an email, by clicking here: DM Mail
I'm so looking forward to celebrating Winter Solstice and Christmas over the next week. I've been on Elf Duty for clients much of this week, which is great fun. Folks whose walls I've painted eventually figure out that I really do mean it when I say I can be commissioned to create just about anything, and they assign me such fun projects. One thing I've always put on my imaginary jobs list is toy maker, and this time of year, I actually get to do that! Nobody has more fun at work the week before Christmas than I do! And along with all the toys and gifts and goodies, what a gloriously inspired season this is for re-lighting our inner candles, bringing up our light, polishing the sooty glass of the lantern we are meant to be!
Whatever you celebrate, I wish you Joy!
You can also find me here:
Portfolio of wall work: theartofthehome.com
Decorating and domestic arts blog: theartofthehome.blogspot.com
Track me down by my own name on Pinterest and Facebook, if you like. I'll put up pro pages on those one of these days, but you're welcome to friend and follow my personal ones.