In Why I Have Hated Creating Art and What I am Doing About It, I shared about my trepidation toward things creative, especially as it is associated with painting and drawing.
Transformational Painting: I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar showed the process for the first painting I have ever painted that I can remember.
I have also dabbled in other art and creative forms–glass, jewelry, crochet, and more. Each time I try something new, I walk in with such fear. But it is a way for me to explore and learn what I find to be most enjoyable for me.
A week and a half ago, I took a workshop in Mixed Media with Nadine Hamil of Artful Dreamers Studio. I have not yet finished the project. The fact is that I barely started, but my goal is to work with Nadine and finish the piece before the end of the
I have signed up to take an all-day retreat this Sunday, called “Intuitive Painting” with Nadine, who claims:
There is not a right or wrong way, no judgment and no criticism. When you let your intuition takes over, true creativity is allowed to bloom.
ANYONE and everyone can paint. If you can hold a paint brush you can paint! When you have no idea what you are doing… it is wonderful… That means you have let go of the mind… you are in the present moment touching the space in you that allows creativity to move through you.
She also asks her workshop participants to “LET chaos in and see what appears in your painting, (opening up to) a spiritual experience.”
As I look forward to this workshop in three days, I do so with some fear. Nadine asks me to let this chaos in.
Chaos has always seemed to be a part of my life. I seem to have been born into it, am accustomed to it, and I have most often felt a need to control the chaos that comes from within. It was a way for me to survive life and all that gets thrown back.
Perhaps, this intuitive painting workshop will be a way for me to release the chaos onto canvas.
Whatever the process becomes for me, Nadine has been placed in my path for me to learn something about myself that I have not yet discovered. She is a kind, loving, gentle leader who accepts me exactly as I am. I embrace this challenge, though it is certainly difficult for me, because I trust her.
Perhaps you are interested in exploring more of your creative energy. If you are and you are in Western Washington, I hope you will join us on Sunday. For more information or to register for the retreat or any other of her classes, contact Nadine Hamil at: firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at the website http://artfuldreamers.com/category/workshops/
And the journey continues…