Art making for me is an exploration and an adventure.
I don’t just sit down and put pen and ink, pencil or paint on paper or canvas. It is an immersion experience.
The visionary artist drop into their inner landscape, open to its message, gather it up and bring it back.
And then magic happens…interacting with the medium. Watercolor for example. I have hundreds of colors to choose from, because I paint with watercolor pencils and just exploring the color palette is high play. Next comes laying down colors next to each other and watching the energy that forms where they meet each other. That energy gives life to the piece. There is also the play that happens when water is added. Watching things unfold into the final image is exciting too.
The whole process is a magical experience engaging all of my senses. I get into the process and go into timelessness.
Do you know that in the last 25 years of art making I have never thrown a piece away and started over? I trust my process so much that I know that whatever happens is inspired to be the way it comes through. There are no mistakes. Things that are perceived as mistakes are where Spirit enters the work.
I wish I could trust my life that much.
Many people call themselves intuitive artists and after exploring this concept watching numerous YouTube videos I believe we can all be intuitive artists.
What I was really looking for in this exploration was what is the difference between an intuitive artist and a visionary artist? There is a big difference. The only similarity is they are are both intuitive processes.
The intuitive artist is guided to move paint around the canvas, allowing intuition to guide the process. There is no plan or preconceived idea. Whatever happens, happens if you are true to the process.
The visionary artist, on the other hand, is also using intuition, but has dropped their consciousness into the visionary realm of images, beyond collective consciousness, to bring new vision forward to the world. When it is viewed by someone it is understood at the soul level.
This is a completely different kind of painting. It takes the ability to not only open to this inner visionary realm but to be able to paint it into reality. One must have highly developed inner sight to see what others don’t see and to paint it so others can see it.
I am blessed to be both an intuitive artist and a visionary artist. Intuitive art can be taught. I am not sure Visionary art can be and if it can it would be a life long pursuit. One would have to both develop their ability to access the visionary realm, trust what they see and learn how to put into an image what they have seen, and learn the painting skills to do that.
Since the end of December, last year I have painted 25 Spirit Animal paintings for people. Everyone including me are surprised at how accurate they are. This is a watercolor of the spirit animal that you soul says you should tap into. I create it through a soul to soul connection with you.
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I want to do this again! I am an official card holder from 2011 when I completed and sent my sketchbook in. It took months to complete. I painted a story from one of my favorite authors of the past, George McDonald, The Back of the North Wind.
I want to go there someday too. My friend M Shannon Hernandez was just there ❤️
From their website:
BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY
A FREE MUSEUM WHERE YOU CAN TOUCH THE ART
Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Art Library is home to over 41,000 sketchbooks from over 130 different countries. Participants of the project order blank sketchbooks, choose a theme, fill them up and connect their books online with search terms, an artist bio and other unique content. Every single sketchbook that is sent back to us is cataloged and placed on our shelves for visitors to view. That means you, as a visitor of Brooklyn Art Library, can search for just about anything you can think of, from the thousands of search terms our participants have logged. One of our librarians will then pull the book down for you and allow you to hold and flip through it.
DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER.
Visiting Brooklyn Art Library is a practice in accepting randomness. We encourage you to let the process happen and see what you discover. Oftentimes visitors will be surprised by the most unassuming books, the ones with blank covers and original binding. There are thousands of stories created by people from all over the world.
I was in my own Psyche’s journey
on my way to find love.
There was a lock dangling from my heart,
and I must find the key.
I must open and release the lock
and set my heart free.
But how do I open such a lock
that is read and rusted with age?
I step back a bit and see a door
behind which lives a sage.
What caused that door to close so tight
how did the lock get there?
I will follow all the clues
that stand between myself and grace.
To be continued…
My Art is prophetic, even to me. I can go back to an image I did years ago and if will finally share its meaning with me. This is a poem about following the clues.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs
I love this quote. There are so many distractions that keep us from creating the reality we desire. It’s all just noise. Your connection to you Inner being in co-creation with your source is all that matters.
Staying focused and ignoring the distractions is the mastery. Your heart will show you the way.
This is a painting from my archives. The title is Focus
Inside all of us is Hope.
Inside all of us is Fear.
Inside all of us is Adventure.
Inside all of us is… A Wild Thing.
— Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
We all have wildness in us, that’s our nature.
Wild does not mean out of control. It means you are in touch with your beautiful, authentic, dancing with abandon, dreaming, magical, creative, life loving self. We each have that within us.
We are attracted to the forest, the mountains, the ocean and the wilderness because it helps us remember who we are.
Are you in touch with your wild nature or have you forgotten?
Here are a few versions of my wild side.