A LITTLE ABOUT MY STORY:
I studied and became certified in Intuitive Process Painting with PFTS and Aviva Gold in 2001. For 7 years I ran a soulful art studio and facilitated intuitive painting, expressive arts & crafts workshops, Art Diva Weekends, and more. Then in 2008 I experienced loss across the board that rippled out and shushed my tender dreaming self for quite a long time. I began having a hard time hearing, knowing, and trusting my heart. I lost confidence and lacked hope; my bright spirit became tarnished. Mind you, not many people could tell from the outside. I was going through all the same motions and still laughed a lot and enjoyed friends, but that extra special 10% of “Awesome Love for Life” was nowhere to be found when I was alone. I stopped painting and I regularly looked to be entertained by TV and movies instead of using my creativity. Looking back I see I also lost a grip on my own gumption and didn’t trust my ability to manifest the things I had once clearly desired. I guess I believed what I wanted was too much or just not out there… or maybe I just didn’t believe. Whatever was happening, it was certainly not the path I wanted to travel forever.
Now it would be crazy for me to tell you making a vision-board and getting back into intuitive painting changed all that… but actually, it kind of did. At least it started the process. I don’t mean like “laws of attraction” took hold and immediately transformed me into a magnet for all that was golden and magical. Instead I mean more like doing this intuitive vision-board process allowed a soft but strong ray of hope to burn a tiny crack in the protective armor I had formed around my heart. Slowly that crack became the opening I needed in order to hear, feel, and know my heart again. Once that part was working, I was able to tell which inclination was my intuition and which was fear…and I started listening to the more helpful of the two. All these transitions put me back in alignment with my heart’s desired path. I began to make better and braver decisions, rely on my inner knowing, and reawaken the desire to be/do/make something for/with/of myself. Within one year, all these little changes led me to big changes, like moving to a new city, finding my now husband, getting back on the right career path, and CREATING from JOY again. ** Squeal! ** is how it felt.
I built that vision board in 20011. Since then I have continued to re-ignite my brave, passionate painting spirit and relaunch Paint Your Guts Out!® and Paint Awake™ classes and retreats internationally to share with other creative minds and tender hearts. Every time I get to experience or share this gift of intuitive Source Painting™, I am blessed with new openings, incredible insights, and reintegration of peace, love, and trust. I am grateful and I'm happy to share.