March Meet the Maker 2020 Day 21


Day 21: Change

I skipped a couple of days because the topics didn’t resonate but this one is important.

When the economy changes in a down turn artists are the first ones to be impacted by the change because art becomes a luxury. I have artist friends around the world who I have painted with because of my studies with Philip. I can bet that they are being hit hard financially right now.

I know I am. I was supposed to be participating in an art show this weekend that was canceled.

Many of the artist I know are painting/creating from visions from higher realms. The art they create isn’t a luxury, it is a necessity during times like this. They are bring higher wisdom through their art that can usher us through these times. They are painting in a new vibration. Artists are anchoring in the change for all of us.

If you know an artist and can afford to, find a way to support them. Go to their website and buy something or send them a small donation.

We are in this together. We are all quarantined to our homes and I can bet the artists are still painting!

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The Heart of a Phoenix Rising

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Title: The Heart of Phoenix Rising

This image came to me as I was driving home from the naturopath yesterday. It’s a personal image but maybe collectively it is all of our hearts rising to meet this challenge we are facing.

Today is the Spring Equinox and also the 4 year anniversary of the first heart attack , which happened after a fire in my dryer, on the Spring Equinox in 2016. Almost a year ago on March 27th I had the last heart attack.

I am celebrating today because I feel I have come full circle with what I have always felt was an initiation of my heart. There were so many layers to this epic Heart/soul journey including what happened between me and Keith and the recent passing of my mother. It is ironic that a few days ago the fire department was at my house again for an electrical fire.

I am not the same person I was the day before Spring Equinox 2016 when this all began. I was taken on a deep inner journey that spanned 2 continents going deeper than I had ever gone before, facing death over and over. Part of me died with each of the five heart attacks and part of me was born anew. Having my chest cut open and exposed to light while it was held in the hands of a skilled surgeon, changed everything. Through this epic process I was transformed into a greater version of myself. Because of this, I see it as a huge blessing.

And so I celebrate today with this soul inspired image of the heart becoming the Phoenix.

What I found about the Phoenix:
The Phoenix is known as the keeper of the fire of creation. It rises from the flames and is a symbol of strength, renewal, death, resurrection and rebirth, health and staying in the present moment.

The Phoenix is about overcoming darkness and rising to the challenge to become powerful and succeed.

“Resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.” Deepak Chopra

March Meet the Maker 2020 Day 18. Technique

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Day 18. Technique/skills

Many of you know that I have been studying a Renaissance painting technique, called the mischtechnik, which means mixed technique. I have been a visionary watercolorist for 30 years. It’s second nature to me. It is easy for me now and doesn’t get in the way of the psychic information that comes through.

I had wanted to learn the Mischetechnik for years. Here is how I was introduced to the technique in the first place. I was at Barnes and Noble in the art section when a book literally fell into my hands. The title : Drinking Lightning, Art, Creativity and Transformation, by Philip Rubinov Jacobson. I sat down in the middle of the floor and opened it randomly and read the page. It made me cry. What Philip was writing resonated so much with me that I had to have the book. I cried numerous times as I read it and when I was finished I had to let Philip know how much his book touched me. This in 2000, before social media so I sent him an email. We stayed in touch over the years and in 2013 I was finally financially able to study with him in a month long seminar. The first trip was to Austria, followed by a month in Bali, a month on the Island of Ibiza, in Spain and a month back in Austria.

What a special treat to be in creative community with other visionary artist who understand!

Michetechnik
This painting is done in the Mischtechnik style of painting. This is an egg tempera and oil technique used by the old masters. Because of the way it is painted there is more light coming from the surface of the painting than is found in traditional oil paintings. It is built up on layers and it sometimes hundreds of hours to complete. We make the egg tempera from real eggs.
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History, by Philip : “The almost forgotten old master techniques of painting, like Mischtechnik, used by many of the Renaissance masters, was actually never totally abandoned but handed down from master to student over centuries. It was always in use in an unbroken chain, even if obscure and rarely taught at any art school or university. Aside from the great dissemination of this knowledge by Pietro Anigonni and Prof Phil & Mantra’s mentor, Ernst Fuchs and the Vienna School of Fantastic Realists, there have been a number of Masters of Mischtechnik over the last hundred years. This has included Barthel Giles, Otto Dix, Thomas Hart Benton, Paul Cadmus, Robert S. Smulyan, Franz Gertsch to name a few. In Mischtechnik, the method itself creates a sense of living luminosity. Such attention to the creative practice results in paintings embodying a process of alchemical transformation, in which the physical matter of painting itself, the ground pigment, the egg, the oil, emulsions, and handmade mediums are transmuted through the agency of our craft into extraordinary vision.
Philip Rubinov-Jacobson

For me, switching from a technique that I knew like the back of my hand to a complicated, technical process, with a medium I didn’t know was a bid challenge and I am still learning. Learning a new technique gets in the way of the flow of psychic information because you are so focused on learning. That was frustrating for me at first.

This painting is one of the few I have finished. I love how it turned out.

I was blessed to meet and spend time with Ernst Fuchs in his museum before he passed.
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I was In Austria painting when I had the second heart attack. I reread Drinking Lightning again from cover to cover while I was in the hospital for a week. It kept me somewhat sane and I felt connected to the people in the seminar while I was an hour away in the hospital.
I still want to go back there someday.

March Meet the Maker 2020 Day 17. Proud of

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Day 16. Proud of.

First of all I am proud to have completed 16 days of this challenge. To be this public and in depth about my work is a stretch for me. I love posting my work but talking about it like I have isn’t easy.

I am proud of myself for not giving up on my art and believing in itself merit, even though I have had to put it aside a few times. Before I got divorced I had created a successful national business, even though we didn’t have internet at the time. I figured out how to find my market some how. I have a shop on Grand Ave in St. Paul where I did art and design work too.

I had to let that business go after I left my husband to have a consistent income to raise my children.

There were times over the years when I had both a career as a therapist, a network marketing business and a career as an artist but it got to be too much and I stopped painting for 5 years.

Yet the dream of making a living as an artist and writer remain and still remains. I believe that dreams that keep chasing you are meant to manifest. Painting isn’t just a hobby for me, it’s my calling.

So I am proud of the depth of my creativity, my visionary gifts and not giving up.

My art resume is pretty long with a lot of accomplishments but I will only mention a few of the things I am proud of here.

1- I am proud that I received both a BFA and a Degree in Art Therapy
2-I am proud to have received 3 different fellowships to focus on painting (6 weeks in Mexico and two fellows to Vermont Studio Centers)
3-I am proud to have written and published 6 books,3 of them children’s books that I also illustrated. Two of them won awards. www.mystickcreekpublishing.com
4-I am proud of the many art shows and exhibits I have been included in, including and international exhibit in Austria.
5-I am proud to have taken the leap to learn a whole new medium, the Mischetechnik, which is complicated and time consuming and has stretched me as an artist.
6-I am proud to have created an international best selling game that teaches children how to express healthy anger. https://www.creativetherapystore.com/products/angry-animals-2
7-I am proud to have 88 sales in my Etsy Shop with 50 reviews, all of them 5 stars
https://etsy.me/2LMMwnP

Most of all I am proud I never gave up on my dream.
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March Meet the Maker 2020 Day 16. Self Care

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Day 16. Self Care

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My self care routine is to go to the woods, trees and the animals that live there.

My sanctuary since I was a little girl has always been the forest. From the time that I could cross the street by myself, I would slip into a patch of woods by my house. When I was in elementary school I would build forts in the woods so I would have a sanctuary within a sanctuary. I can still remember one of my forts. I brought things from home to make it my own. In those days I seemed like there was an unspoken rule never to go into someone else’s fort without permission because nothing in my fort was ever taken.

The trees and the forest healed my ❤️heart

It soothes my heart, helps me return to my center and feel peaceful.

Trees, animals, plants and flowers show up in my artwork all of the time because I have such a deep connection with nature.

So when I need a break, or if I am stressed I go to the forest 🌳

March Meet the Maker 2020 Day 15. Help

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Day 15. Help
One of the prompts for today is “What do you struggle with?”  For me it’s marketing. I think it’s probably true for every artist.
We are creators not marketers.
And…
I can talk until I am blue in the face about how my images come to me from a higher plane. About how they impact people. Why the work is impactful but that’s just me saying it. It’s not the most powerful endorsement. We all need affirmations not because we are needy but because it tells us we are on the right path.
Yesterday when I posted Day 14 2 women told me how they were using my Awaken the Goddess Deck with clients. That was so touching to me.
The BEST advertising is when someone else shares a testimonial with their friends. Testimonials are powerful marketing tools for artists. Testimonials are powerful marketing tools for any business.
It I posted on Facebook that I was just at TARGET on University and a truck full of toilet paper was just delivered I bet some of my local friends would run over there and buy some! That’s a testimonial and endorsement that would help Target.
I have done several hundred soul portraits and Spirit Animal paintings over the years. Here are things that would help me if I have done one for you:
1. If I post about them, share it to your page with an endorsement if you found the painting helpful to your spiritual journey.
2.Post a photo of your painting when you receive it and say a few things about it to your friends.
3.Make referrals 
4. Make a comment on my post about a painting I did for you.
5. Check out my website and learn more about what I
6.Like and follow my art page here or on Instagram
7. Write a testimonial that I can share on my website. www.katelynmariahvisionaryartist.com
8.If you like my work, tell people.
9. If you have read and enjoyed my books tell people.
All of those things would help me build my business.
Okay…that’s enough. Asking people to promote my work is hard for me.

March Meet the Maker 2020 Day 14. Current Project

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Day 14. Current Project

The current project I am working on is: Alcyone Rising. I have been working on this body of work for a year, but really it is the culmination of over 30 years of personal and artistic work. It is the grandmother to The Awaken the Goddess Meditation Deck, which was also about helping people activate the Divine Feminine within. This new work takes that energy to an even higher level.

This project includes a deck of meditation cards that has 66 cards with images of the Feminine spanning 30 years. Unlike my first deck, this one will have a book. The book is written, the paintings are painted I just need to put the pieces together to publish it. I already built the website and only have a few things I want to add and it will be done.

I lost a bit of traction the last few weeks because my mom has been sick, but my hope is it will be ready the end of May.

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March Meet the Maker 2020 Day 13 USP

Day 13. USP (unique selling point)

I would say my unique selling point is that I am a visionary artist and I paint individual soul portraits, which I call Inner Wisdomscapes. I talked about them on Day 8.

I have a gift for connecting with your own soul and bringing the information I receives into a beautiful work of art, in watercolor that can transform you. Inner Wisdomscapes are created through the energetic connection with clients’ inner being, their guides and My soul and higher self and guides. I can create a painting without the person present as the connection is a link to your higher self which is always present.

Here is why from my website:

Katelyn’s Astrological resume is loaded with aspects to support her visionary connection making visionary art a natural skill for her. With her North Node in Pisces she carries the energy of the mystic, the psychic, the visionary artist, the healer, artistic abilities, highly accurate intuition and the ability to connect with spirit and channel imagery and guidance. People with the North Node in Pisces are the most creative souls. Her North Node is in the third house, of communication creating a bridge to the spirit world.

Pisces in Jupiter at 27 Degrees is the ability to connect with sky beings to create art that is transcendental. It is also a connection to mystery school and grail teachings. The colors in her paintings create resonant space.

She also has three planets in Tauras, Mars, Venus and Mercury, two of them in the 5th house of creative expression.

Katelyn also has the Superpower of being an empath. Empaths are connected to spirit. It is easy for them to tune in and get information and guidance. Conversations with spirit are natural for empaths.

Couple this with a BFA in Fine Arts and formal training in the art of the Renaissance and 30 years of dedication to her craft and you recieve a beautiful, intuitive, healing work of art created just for you.

I am blessed and honored to have this special talent.

Learn more here: https://katelynmariahvisionaryartist.weebly.com/inner-wisdom-scapes.html

March Meet the Maker 2020 Day 12 Learning Curve

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Day 12. Learning curve

In 2013 I decided I wanted to learn a new technique. I had been familiar with it for 10 years or more but finally had the funds to start studying. It is a technique called the Mischtechnik , which comes from the Renaissance times. It uses handmade egg tempera and oil paints. I had never worked with either of these mediums, yet I sainted up for a month long seminar and flew to Austria.

Working with a new medium is like learning a foreign language. I had been working with watercolor pencils for 20+ years at that point and I didn’t have to think about technique. Oil paint and a handmade medium that uses real egg was a different story. It was almost backwards from what I was use to. I had to learn to mix colors, with new painting mediums, mix tempera with egg, as well as learning this extremely complicated technique.

It was intimidating! It still is.

The painting I am including here was the first image I created using this technique and I am still working on it. It shows various stages of painting, not in order. It shows how I changed the angle of the Rose.

I remember doing the delicate underpainting in White egg tempera and being so proud of how it turned out. When I applied the first color layer, much of my delicate work melted. I thought it was ruined and had to get out of the studio and go for a long walk along the river to calm down.

I am still learning and feel like a novice.

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