I just made my first ever online course “Intuitive Art Making” live on my website (yep, go me… it only took me a year!!) and when I got to thinking about promoting it… naturally I asked myself “Why?”.
Intuitive Art Making is something I do nearly every day and I’ve been doing that for many years now, particularly in the last year. It has helped me and continues to help me in unspeakable volumes. It keeps me checked in and connected with my body.
Why do I want to share this with other women??
Well, because I havent always been so in tune with myself. There are many days where I am still not. And I know I’m not the only one. I can easily get swept up in the busy-ness of life as a mother and business owner. All while coming from a once-upon-a-time place of severe self-criticism and dissociation from my body (a.k.a ‘numb’).
Intuitive Art Making reminds me to say hello to my deep authentic Self. The real me. My inner most feminine, feeling part… who knows her truths, her boundaries and her real desires. She’s my inner Wise Woman, my Creative Self and the core of me. It is she who creates my life, weaves the magic and knows exactly what she is doing.
Otherwise my attention and awareness travel upward to my head. The feelings and sensations disappear and the gentle flow is replaced by over-analysis, indecision, perfectionism and control. Basically I just get in my own way – I get in her way!
So Intuitive Art Making keeps me anchored in my body and out of my head. I am then able to feel more connected to the flow of life and more able to make decisions that are informed from my body up. Life takes on a sense of ease… things flow to me when I live this way.
Intuitive Art Making combines expressive art with embodiment.
It focuses on two things:
1. Creating from your heart, learning to be free of self-criticism and providing a bodily felt experience of what it is to be in flow.
2. Accessing the sensations in your body to guide what imagery lands on the paper… allowing you to get in touch with feelings and express them creatively.
This is not a form of art that is reserved for “creative people only”. Creativity is literally birthed from our womb space (even if you no longer have a physical womb). Our awareness and focus sinks and slowly settles in this space, where it is naturally designed to be.
Creativity is our birth right and in fact women feel better when they are creative! When women create and feel good doing so, we discover we can create this way throughout our whole lives.
We become the creators of our own reality.
This is what I want to share with you… and this is why I created my first ever online course. You don’t have to be an artist. You just have to be a woman who is curious about how art-making can get you more in your body and less in your head.
The course is up there in all its imperfections and I feel its an awesome introductory price too. Check it out here!
If you’re unsure… ask your body!