It’s been almost two years now since I created this blog. Around the same time it launched I signed up to an online writing course to learn more about starting, planning and writing a book. Having never really identified with being a writer I thought it was strange that this new blog stirred something within me that thought at some point there could be a significant piece of written work that would evolve from it.
I’m not suggesting I’m about to embark on writing a book, not just yet anyway, but in the course I only got so far as the completing the first assignment in which I was just brainstorming the idea of what it could be. It was and still is something that I really want to bring forth in my creative work and offerings.
Here’s what I submitted when asked to give an outline of the subject area I intended to explore:
My goal is to help others create a more fulfilling and joyful life through art. I want to share ways in which creating art intuitively opens up a new way of learning about yourself and your desires. I feel that in a world that is so hungry for technology and the constant output of information, it has disconnected us from ourselves and each other. Everything is designed to be consumed quickly and efficiently, we are told how we should look and feel, what we should desire and what makes our lives enjoyable. But it leads us away from what we truly need and want, and we find that the harder we aim for what society tell us to aim for, the unhappier we become.
Everyone is capable of being creative. I would like to encourage and inspire people to just experiment different techniques and have fun with it as a method of removing them from their computer screens or smart phones and tapping into their own imagination. By accessing your intuition and using spiritual and other creative practices like meditation, visualisation, and journalling you can begin to receive messages that also appear in the art you create. This unlocks a deeper understanding of yourself, which allows you to begin implementing things into your life that align with what you want. You also begin to connect with other beautiful souls who are on a similar path to you. This opens up a supportive network where you can learn from and share with each other. It really can open you up to creative a beautiful life.
So much of this still rings true for me and just reading this back has me excited to explore this further, who knows what form it might take, but I can definitely feel myself aligning with the desire to encourage any woman to intuitively and artistically create maps to herself.
Artwork available as a print in my Society6 store.