Looking Back. Looking Forward. Now more than ever, the world needs your unique expression of beauty & your fearlessness.
In 2021, I taught 23 workshops spanning across 3 States & 2 Countries. This year, I'm pumping the breaks a bit - taking some time off to attend a soul rejuvenating yoga retreat in Mexico (just like I promised myself I would) & teaching only a handful of workshops close to home.
If you've always wanted to experience/re-experience my in-person workshops, now is a good time. However, if you cannot attend, consider connecting with me for online instruction instead.
I look forward to painting FearLESS with you in 2022.
acrylic & mixed media on canvas
30 x 36 in.
Think of a blank canvas as an empty plate. Now imagine yourself arriving at a great, big buffet full of delicious options. The options before you are things like: different colors, mediums, textures and perhaps even different techniques. What will you choose to put on your plate?
There are many considerations, but your choices will depend largely on 3 things:
In a harmonious relationship with your canvas there is no "good", "bad", "right", "wrong", "beautiful", and "ugly". There is simply present moment experience, communion with Source, and experiencing bliss. In Hinduism, this is called Satchitananda. Moving beyond duality towards oneness.
A mandala is a symbolic picture of the universe. The mandala's purpose is to help transform ordinary minds into enlightened ones and to assist with healing.
For our last night together in Costa Rica, we organized our paintings in the shape of a colorful mandala, and held a sacred fire ceremony to assist in letting go of anything that stood in the way of embracing fearlessness on and off the canvas.
In the ocean,
I slip from my skin
Into the soul of the sea.
In an effort to see the canvas as an extension of ourselves, we wrapped them around our bodies and took them in the ocean for a swim. What’s better than finally manifesting your vision? Sharing the experience with others! I am so incredibly grateful for the Fearless women who joined me in this extraordinary adventure.
The truth is, there are way too many highlights! For the past couple of days I have been thinking about how to organize and communicate everything we experienced during our Fearless Abstract Painting Retreat in Costa Rica at Imiloa. I've come to accept that the task is impossible. Suffice it to say that our time together was nothing short of SPECTACULAR. Many transformations, revelations, connections and insights were made.
Imiloa is the real deal. I thought long and hard about where to host my retreat. I do not align my offerings with just anybody. The people at the core of this inspirational institute are as heart-centered as it gets. We were not "just another retreat passing through". We were treated like family. A sincere and heartfelt Thank You to the people who made it possible for us to have this experience and the 13 brave, intuitive women who came together to paint Fearless deep in the jungle of Costa Rica.
5 Things to Help Make Painting Easier:
1. BE KIND TO YOURSELF
It's my birthday! What better way to celebrate than to give a special shout out to the FearLESS artists attending my upcoming retreat in Costa Rica November 14-19, 2021 at Imiloa Institute?!
Q. I was hoping you could tell me how you sign these textured pieces. I thought I saw you signing the back of the canvas? I assume I could also use the side edge.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.