Intentional Creativity is much more than just painting… The IC process is also about going within to listen to your deep inner wisdom. Through life experiences or ancestral DNA, we all hold a great well of information that we often can’t use, don’t acknowledge or just ignore. When working through the 13 steps that I share, we find a new way to use our intuition and attention while using a brush and paints to bring the wisdom to our awareness. Spending some time with a journal to make notes and ‘see what wants to happen’. Often times new fires are sparked!
I’ve just completed my painting ‘Rubi Embers’, to prepare for the Creative Fires workshop coming soon. I usually spend time doing a 13 step Intentional Creativity process painting before each event. Every time I approach the canvas it is as if a new journey has begun. This painting started with the workshop, Creativity and Fire in my mind. A wash of fiery color was laid on the canvas. As I painted, my mind is allowed to wander into ‘the story’. Later I noticed several pairs of Lips on the canvas and knew exactly where my Muse was to be. The Dragon Horse started to appear in the story. This happens when you are willing to have a conversation and to listen to the evolving image on the canvas…
Many years ago I was founder and CEO of a not-for-profit, Special Horses for Special People, Therapeutic Riding Center. When the shape began to evolve into a spirit horse. I was reminded of the many life lessons I learned working with my ponies, and the people that came to play,… back in the day… … and look at the painting, there! She left some lipstick on their back! Thank you for reminding me of those old lessons and stories. Pony Kisses for you!…
Wielding my brush using my intuition and listening for more stories, soon I stop to journal…
I say “Rubi, What say you?” And as I imagine the story …She fans the embers, “What burns within you? What is it, Within You, that Called to Me? What is your inquiry today?” she replies with questions to me…
… and my journey with Miss Rubi continues as I worked thru the steps.
I look forward to sharing more and inviting you into the process on your own canvas with your own stories! To see about this workshop see my Intentional Creativity page under Events or click the button below!!
In Red Thread and Chocolate!
Oh My! I hung this huge canvases on the wall today at Currents Gallery! What a magical journey it's been so far! I am always amazed how when I put my intentions on something and ask for help, things always manage to manifest just right! This wonderful canvas has been sponsored by our local Sherwin Williams Paint store as well as Merri Artist. Seven Red Thread Sisters spent an evening painting this community canvas earlier this month! With finishing touches from my magic brushes, the tree is now ready for your leaf! Come to my Opening Reception! Sat May 20, 2017 from 5-8pm 532 NE 3rd St. McMinnville OR
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I AM REMEMBERING WHO I AM! I feel driven to create! I am looking forward to walking (Jumping, Crawling, Dancing) on this journey with all of you, into the Universe of Creativity and sharing this Magic with others... Tugging on the Red Thread just to say hello!