Archive for May 11th, 2011

The Dreaming Self

May 11, 2011

I just concluded a self portrait e-class with Vivienne McMaster.  She’s a sweet sister living in British Columbia.  Her soft gentle voice and heart expanding image making were the perfect guides for my first explorations with turning the camera on myself.

I’ve wanted to tell the story of how I saw the world for quite a while….but never knew the power that could be accessed when you put your own image into the story.  So I’ve been “dipping my toes in” as Vivienne likes to put it, and embarking on the storytelling journey.

These here  are a few favorite snapshots, just little peeks into a much larger view that is unfolding before me in my multimedia adventure as artist and authentic dreaming woman.


Painting BIG is Living BIG

May 11, 2011

For the past 6 weeks I have been on a FEARLESS Painting Adventure with Connie Hozvicka of DirtyFootPrints Studio.  She calls it BIG…and for good reason.

When you dive into the flow of your creative heart — BIG things happen.  They did for me.

I began to trust myself more as an artist.  I let myself pick a up a brush and paint.  By allowing myself to dance with the flow of all that  is within me, what emerged was my voice in color and shape, along with my trust in the process of intuitive art making.

Painting BIG is living BIG.

I am loosening up and allowing more of my true self to shine through.  And….painting is fun!  Juicy colors and flowing brush strokes bring out the playful being in me.  And this playful being is showing me how to live more in Joy.

My word for now is Authenticity.  And the sweetness it brings to my life is beyond words.

Here are a few explorations in my painting journey.  More to come.  I’m just getting started.

Painting without the mind interfering and telling you that you don’t know how to paint has been a liberating experience for me. 

My heart knows plenty about beauty making.  And I’m just gonna keep on painting and photo making  and writing and singing and loving, NO MATTER WHAT!

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