Something to hold in Mind as you create your Foliage...
Trees continue growing and growing, some for hundreds of years, even up to a 1,000 years.
Many Trees shed their foliage each Autumn and then re-growth appears in Spring... this offers us the enormous potential to create New Growth for ourselves... New Hopes and Dreams, New Beliefs and Values when we create our foliage.
This page is slightly different to previous pages.
Not only do I create foliage, I also invite you to revisit previous stages if you wish to, or feel the need to.
You will find 12 brief videos on this page.
The invitation to trust and listen in to your gut instinct, developing a more deeper, in-depth approach to your painting by considering the situation that you discover your Tree to be in and adding depth to this.
But right now... let's focus on creating foliage.
You could begin with some nice, deep breaths and slow the process right down. Just be...and see what happens...
Accept fully and without judgement whatever you place in your branches.
You might glue 'jewels', beads, glitter or flowers. Birds or other creatures may appear up there!
Relax and go with the flow...stay curious, open and accepting of whatever happens - it can only be right.
Take your time....there is no rush....
Here I revisit my Foliage and add more detail... You may wish to deepen your painting by revisiting your Foliage.
If you do not feel called to do this, that is fine - Trust that what you are doing and where you are is exactly where you are meant to be in your painting right now.
As you watch my videos you can see me struggle and tussle with my foliage.
It feels too 'dark' and I want to lighten and lighten it. This information is coming from my gut, my intuition.
It is not a thought out or known process. I just Feel my foliage is too 'dark' as you will see here in the next video.
You can watch me splatter messily, adding 'gems' and crystals until finally I feel satisfied that my Tree is nearly finished.
TIME FOR REFLECTION
As you are producing your Kind Of Tree painting, it is equally fine to simply create without delving into each part if you do not wish to. If you create Intuitively from your Gut you will be expressing from a deep part of you, to your self.
What you produce, will 'say' so much about who you are and you will 'get' this at that unspoken level.
Going through the process of creating and connecting with your picture can be enough to make a strong connection or shift (change) take place. It is as if your picture and your Self have an unspoken dialogue.
Something unconsciously - automatically - happens deep within. Words are not needed.
If you would like to delve more deeply visit the Resources page. Use as few or as many 'prompts' as you wish.
When you are ready to move on, click here to visit the Reflection page.