Inner Wisdom Art Studio

philosophy

 
Art is not a thing, it is a way.
— Elbert hubbard
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I teach art from a very different perspective than "the art establishment."

 

To me, creating art isn't simply about making "things."

The things we make - the artworks - are merely byproducts of the really beautiful work, that happens within the artist, during the creative process.

 

Creating is about being an open channel for divine inspiration.

 

How do you become that?

You need to peel away layers of programming, false and limiting beliefs, resistance, blockages etc. that rule your mind.

Take away judgment, fear, self-doubt -- all the things that stand in the way of creative freedom.

You're left with your essence. The strong, wise, knowing part of you.

Now you're liberated, and you can move forward.

You allow pure source energy and inspiration to effortlessly flow through.

 

When you are open, you easily learn to see and be in a different way, the way of the artist.

 

You connect fully with your body and senses. You attain a heightened state of awareness and deep engagement in the present moment.

This is what being an artist means.

This is our foundation.

I will help you get there, with gentleness, patience and compassion.

 

I believe in you.

 

values

 
Art washes away from the soul
the dust of everyday life.
— Picasso
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creative time is sacred

Picasso said: "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

When we let go of the distractions and worries of everyday life, we open to receive the therapeutic benefits of making art.

We give ourselves the precious gift of time to honor and love ourselves, and bring our focus inward.

Creative activity purifies our hearts and minds and reminds us of our source.

We put aside everyday concerns in order to connect with something greater: the creative flow and divine inspiration.

 

 

the studio is a safe space

This is a caring community of creative kindred spirits.

We support each other with kindness and love, wherever we are in our journey.

No one is to be judged or shamed.

There is no grading, ranking, competition, critiquing, contests, juries or awards.

We each honor our own pace of learning and growing.

We keep the space free of toxic art materials (no oil paints or chemical solvents).

We do not use drugs or alcohol in the studio.

 

 

process over product

Elbert Hubbard said: "Art is not a thing, it is a way."

By being present and aware through the creative process, we begin to know ourselves and love ourselves more.

We pay attention not only to the artwork on the paper, but also to our inner experience.

We value practice, experimentation, discovery, surprise and yes, failure and frustration too.

We learn to find fulfillment and growth in each step of the journey.