Creative Process Conversations
When we create Art Intuitively, whether you have engaged with my Prompts or not, I believe we become much more aware of our Inner World. Our Inner Processes.
This could take the form of Bodily Sensations, Thoughts, Feelings, Emotions, Events or Relationships, past & present. This is an added bonus to creating art and offers us an incredible opportunity to develop our Self Awareness therefore becoming more fully whole or complete.
When we develop our Self Awareness, I believe we 're-organise' ourselves within, quite deeply and with little effort, as it all can happen through the process of creating and exploring through a Creative Process Conversation with me.
Here is an example of becoming more aware of a hidden Part of Self that sprung out of this painting: (see image above)
I created her on mixed media paper and used a variety of metallic water colours, torn prints of my art, oil pastels, gel medium, acrylic paint and glitter.
She put up quite a struggle as she was emerging. I noticed her mini 'forest' up on her forehead. I just couldn't 'hide' this under paint, it just had to be revealed and so I accepted it. It 'spoke' to me of a tangle in her mind. An inner-struggle between 'yes' and 'no'. It didn't make sense initially but I trusted and continued regardless.
She seemed quite young, around 10 years old. The only thing I seemed to love about her was her nose and eyebrows. When her Eyes appeared I found them really challenging. I wanted to soften them but they just refused. Everything I seemed to 'want' for her she did not want. What was it about this young girl?
She had a tiny mouth that seemed 'pursed' into a silent 'No'. I found it interesting that I had so many 'wants' for her and she did not want any of them.
We certainly tussled for a while, she and I. In fact I am sad to admit that I pushed her aside for a couple of days. I felt like I didn't like her, I didn't want her, she was hard work.
When I went back to her, I felt less irritated but it didn't take long until I began to feel that same 'wanting something different' for her. I seemed to forget all of my tools that I offer others when they are creating. I felt 'bossy' and 'in charge' and was 'determined' she would be pretty and feminine. So unlike me to lack acceptance.
Finally however, when I went back to her after another two days of ignoring her, I managed to put aside all that I wanted for her and that helped me To See Her for the first time.
She looked feisty and wilful. Determined. She had a lot of 'no' in her. Strong. Bright. Energetic.
Her eyes actually looked sad when I gave her a 'voice' and she explained how everyone always wanted their best for her but nobody had ever asked her what She wanted.
All they ever heard from her was 'No!' including me, but given our determination to change her, well.... no wonder.
So possibly for the first time ever, I gave her a voice and asked her, 'What do You want?'
Her answer? 'To travel North.'
It's pretty chilly up North, especially where she wants to go to see the Northern Lights so I made her a cosy snood in blues, teals, pinks and with gold sparkles.
As soon as I managed to accept her as she was, I felt so differently towards her. Full of love and hope that she can fulfill her dreams and especially be accepted for who she truly is. I had no idea she was such an Adventurer but at last she has been seen and heard.
If we take time to dig down a little into our paintings, we tend to discover ourselves, our relationships and our history all there to explore with curiosity and perhaps even, excitement.
We can become really passionate about how we can find our Truest Selves in our Art. I have made incredible change myself and to my life through making art. I love this about the whole process. Of course I love the unique image I end up with but the process, this is what mostly grabs my heart and squeezes it with love.
Each of my Paintings has a wonderful, meaningful story about myself attached to it and sometimes I even share my stories with others as I have above.
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