Who is looking through my eyes? Kind of a deep question, and something that could be discussed at length, but to make it simple:
Life itself, filtered through many of my beliefs and preferences, (perhaps unfortunately,) 🙂
Life itself does not judge. When I’m aligned with that and in flow, working, I don’t think much about the art and where it’s going. I just DO.
I add one color or one item that pleases me. It’s an automatic act, pretty much. I lay down one color and then I choose the next and so on. I choose what pleases my eye in the moment.
The process intrigues me and the result usually amazes me because what appears is beyond what I would have painted had I decided to paint a still life motif or some other fixed view.
The process is so intriguing that it becomes the most desired way to express for me. I’d go as far as saying it’s addictive.
It takes trust to work this way. Trust grows by DOING.
What the art process reveals is always interesting even if I don’t like the finished art work. That happens quite often, but I respect the process.
Then I move on to the next page or canvas… and the next. After all, art is constant change. Life is constant change. What we liked yesterday does not work today.
Art reveals life and life reveals art.
We learned to live in 3D by experimentation. Toddlers live in trial and error mode all day long. 🙂 Once we get past that stage, what then? Maybe boredom sets in.
I think it’s incredibly important to keep experimenting with life. No need to go to extremes, but what is your creative power?
It doesn’t have to be art, but for artists there are endless possibilities for experimentation. We are so lucky! We can be catalysts for life itself, our hands and tools extensions of something greater.
All we need to do is get in the flow every day, by DOING. Do art, make stuff, trust your instincts, have faith that all is well, embody the greatness.
Allow life to see through you and use your unique gifts. That’s when life becomes magical.
Have a creative weekend!
P.S. The art journaling pages above are part of a new e-course I have set up, titled Life’s Song Art Journaling e-course. You will learn how to make your own papers and ephemera and incorporate them into your art journal pages. It’s a four segment course, and the first segment is available NOW. The rest will be published once a month for the next three months. Each segment is ONLY $12!!! Enroll now and get creative. CLICK HERE.
Make your own art journal is easy. I actually put up an e-course on how I made a similar one to the one below. (Link at the bottom of the post.)
I love making stuff, and experimenting with materials, mostly paper and fabric.
I hand “painted” the muslin cover with acrylic paints and alcohol inks, let it dry, and then I ironed it flat. I used a manila folder that I cut to size to fit the pages I made. I also made sure the muslin covered the inside of the cover. I got lucky because it did!
Then I proceeded to deckle the edges of 34 sheets of card stock in various colors.
I then wet all the pages and dribbled or poured paints and inks on them, and the effect is always fun when paint runs in the water.
It is very rewarding to make your own journal, to be part of the entire process of making it your own and then filling it with art and writing. Modern day journaling… I think we long for expression, something to keep us in touch with what we REALLY feel.
So much time is lived behind the mask that society expects from us. Art is a great way to express your innermost thoughts and feelings, and some stuff you didn’t even know was in there. 🙂
Art is healer and a challenger. Why not go for a wild ride and claim your innate creativity? Everyone is an artist and that’s the truth.
Everyone knows how to express themselves, therefore there is an ability to express in art.
The above journal is available in my Earth and Faery etsy shop. The link is EARTH AND FAERY. SOLD right away, but you can still make your own. 🙂
If you want to check out the e-course how to make three different kinds of art journals, go to THIS PAGE.
If you have trouble letting go of limitations; if you doubt your ability to make art and have a connection with your inner self, this e-course is for you. UNLEASH YOUR ART AND INTUITION NOW using simple techniques.
To me, art is the perfect medium to explore your intuition, though there are many methods. For myself I use a blend of art and writing, but I have discovered that the simpler the method, the better. I guarantee you that ANYONE can learn to get accurate psychic information for themselves, and I would love to get you started! You don’t have to be an artist to take this e-course!
Example of an intuitive art expression. (Everyone’s art will be different.) The main message I got was “it’s safe to fly even in stormy weather.”
What you will gain:
New ways of making art.
You will learn how to let go and trust the information coming through the art.
You will have several ways to access your intuition, something you can use all the time.
Deepening your intuition will help you make better choices in your everyday life.
The guidance will make you feel more sure of your inner abilities.
Get back to the very basics and find that things don’t have to be complicated in life.
Get fast and easy answers and solutions to problems.
Let loose your art muse!
Why take this course?
This course is for you if:
You wish to explore a childlike way of creating without pressure to perform.
You long to learn a new way to get to know your inner self.
Make some art to open up your creative flow.
Use simple techniques to access your latent intuition.
Unleash your creativity.
Challenge inner blocks and move past them.
Kick fear to the curb.
You will have support as you open up your intuitive sense.
You will open up the door to future art expression if you wish to continue.
Pretty much all of my life I have loved making art. I have tried every style imaginable, and I’m always amazed at what comes out of my explorations. I also spent years as a fiction writer, and in the last 20 years I’ve been doing clairvoyant readings for the public. I’m at a point where I’d rather help people develop their own intuition since we all have it! Think of a muscle that has been sitting unused. When you start exercising it, things happen and new experiences come forth, enriching your life in untold ways.
Another EXAMPLE of intuitive art. The main message here was to break the boundaries and allow what makes me happy to burst through.
This is a four week e-course and a bonus week with a guided meditation.
Over the course of four weeks you will learn four different ways to access your intuition via art.
Week 1: We will play with paints on paper and interpret the forms that come through.
Week 2: We will use a doodle technique.
Week 3: We will work with random words and colors.
Week 4: We will explore using written text and art.
Week 5: BONUS! An audio meditation that will inspire a finished art piece that you can use as guidance and inspiration in 2016. It deals with how to transcend an internal block using meditation and magazine images, plus paints.
You will learn to interpret the messages in the art (with my help if needed.)
You will receive four art videos with voice instruction, available via email now.
I will also supply an intro video where I explain about intuition and how to read the messages, plus HOW to ask efficient questions to your inner self.
To explore your art results and learn how to read them, there is a dedicated Facebook group where I will personally help you interpret the art and give you other tips on accessing your intuition.
This course is great for beginners and art veterans alike.
I have 20+ years experience doing intuitive consultations helping people solve their problems. I’m a long-time mixed-media artist and writer, and I have combined my knowledge into various e-courses and YouTube how-to videos. I’m excited to share this e-course with you, and my hope it that it will inspire you to explore your genius creativity. The adventure does not end as you finish your course, but is the beginning to a new life of exploring creativity and your inner senses.
Reading Testimonials from satisfied customers:
“The spiritual guidance and expertise I’ve received from Maria for the past 15 years has successfully shaped my career and personal life. Her accuracy is undeniable.” Cheryl, Professional Feng Shui Practitioner.
“I’ve always been a believer in psychic abilities therefore on referrals I saw Maria Greene. I went in with an open mind and hoped for answers regarding my past, present and future. What amazed me Maria did not want any information other than the questions I wanted clarity on. I was blown away how accurate, kind and honest she was…. She didn’t say what she didn’t see. She is very intuitive and a caring reader!! I will definitely go back and recommend her to others.” Shannon, Canada
“I have been getting readings from Maria for a number of years. She has helped me explore my deepest self, past lives, guides and inner longings as well as helped me when my path has not been clear. She is one of the most gifted readers I have ever encountered.” Sharon, Florida
“Maria created a safe space for me to explore further with her after her initial reading and provided some amazingly accurate insights into what’s been going on for me. She brought so much truth to the surface, it brought tears to my eyes. If you’re at a cross roads or having trouble focusing or making big decisions, Maria will bring clarity and focus back to your life so you can move forward with certainty”.
Testimonial from Art as Oracle course: Art as Oracle is a life changing course and the best part is you don’t even need to be an artist to benefit from it. From the very first lesson, I was able to tap into my spirit and receive guidance from the universe. Maria has done a wonderful job with the lessons which are both simple and fun to do! I highly recommend Art as Oracle for anyone who wants to learn to use their intuition and tap into their spirit using art. Tobi C.
From Art as Oracle: I highly recomend after taking part in “art as oracle” and “art journaling journey”. She coaxed out a lot of my sleeping creativity. Carina W.
Do you want to be part of learning something new? Don’t delay and miss this opportunity! Sign up now!
Christmas is coming, folks. Yeah, kind of scary, but I love the lights, white lights, twinkling lights, colored lights. I usually have a small Christmas tree. It’s tall and narrow, and I load it up with lights, and then I sit in my comfy chair every evening and enjoy the lights. It brings me back to my childhood.
Last year I made some videos on how to make your own Christmas cards. It was kind of late in the game, so this year, I’m posting them early just in case you want to try to make your own.
Here is the link to the whimsical Christmas village CARD.
I don’t have a picture of it because I lost all my picture files for the last part of 2015, but if you click the link you can see the card at the beginning of the video.
I’m going to have another e-course sale starting tomorrow. This time I’m offering my ART AS ORACLE on sale for $27. It’s usually $55, so it’s a great deal for sure.
You will receive five weeks worth of material and if you join my Facebook art group, I will help you to interpret your intuitive art explorations. This is psychic, intuitive art. You can read all about it HERE, but the price won’t change until tomorrow.
I can’t wait to get this sale going and for you to have some fun exploring your sixth sense. 🙂
There is a special feeling of satisfaction after you make your own art journals using your unique style. Art journaling will be less intimidating when you’re not faced with a book from the store filled with glaring white pages.
When you make your own, it becomes “friendly,” something you have gotten to know during the creative process and that you enjoy working in afterwards.
If you have questions about materials and procedure, I can help you. In this e-course you will learn how to:
use fabric in your art journal
paint and dye fabric without fabric dyes
add fun details to your journal
use old books to alter using your own style
make mini journals that will fit in your purse
use tips and tricks to add your own touches
be creative with the materials you already have
inspire your creative process in general
To participate in this e-course you don’t need any particular artistic skills other than your hands and some art supplies. If you don’t have all on the list, use what you have.
We will make a shabby chic cloth-bound journal, a ledger style journal, and alter two picture books with unique pockets.
You will receive three detailed videos and a PDF for parts that I could not film.
I have never met Andrea Schroeder in “real” life but maybe I have met her in my dreams. She is the creator of the Creative Dream Incubator and the Creative Dream Circle. A Canadian with a vision that goes beyond the usual “fluff” we so often see on social media.
She’s an artist but also someone who delves deeply into the problems of being human. She helps you expand the possibilities of being a life artist. I was intrigued by her unique take on common problems / solutions so I promptly joined her Creative Dream Circle.
And I have had fun with it ever since! It’s full of creative courses and other awesome offerings. The yearly membership will not be enough to go through all the material, but I look forward to a long exploration on her site.
I will offer you links to her offerings at the end of this post. This excerpt is from her free guided journal + free coloring book.
What it is: 15 pages of journal prompts and hand-drawn mandala coloring pages to explore and color.
It’s a beam of creativity & love, from my heart to yours.
This book is designed for people who want to lead creatively abundant lives — and do ‘impossible’ things, with ease & joy, every day.
Filled with journaling prompts, unique energy alchemy processes and hand-drawn healing mandala coloring pages, this book will lead you through the process of learning more about your (amazing!) self.
There is magic in this book.
You activate that magic by playing with it.
Play in whatever way you want to play. Use whatever art supplies are fun for you: glitter pens, crayons, collage, etc. There are no rules here.
The journaling prompts are tiny little diving boards, for you to dive off of into your own adventure – go off on tangents and explore whatever thoughts come up in the process. They will lead you to amazing places.
The healing power of the mandala coloring pages is activated when you color them in, lighting them up with your unique creative expression and ideas. (If you want to explore mandalas further and draw your own, I’ve got an easy-peasy anyone-can-do.
My hope is that this book helps you to fall more deeply in love with your amazing self.
To download this free inspirational how-to go HERE.
You don’t have to be an artist to create these mandalas.
To find a full length course of painting mandalas or to find out about the Creative Dream Circle go HERE.
All artists and LIFE artists need a shot of inspiration so I have added the link below. It’s really worth looking into.
To give Your Dream Wings, check out this full length e-course that is FREE!!! Click HERE.